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Microsoft Security Updates for January, 2019

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The January security updates have been released and consist of 49 security patches and two advisories in which 7 are listed as Critical , 40 are rated Important and 2 are listed as Moderate in severity. One is listed as publicly known at the time of release but none are reported as being actively exploited.

 

The updates address Remote Code Execution, Information Disclosure, Elevation of Privilege, Denial of Service and Spoofing and apply to the following: Internet Explorer (IE), Edge, ChakraCore, Microsoft Windows, Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Visual Studio, and the .NET Framework.

 

See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The January 2019 Security Update Review.

 

Release Notes

Windows 10 update history

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Microsoft has released a cumulative update with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 version 1809. This update includes quality improvements with no new operating system features introduced.

 

The update is available from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog. See KB4476976 improvements and fixes.

 

Note:

Microsoft strongly recommends you install the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system before installing the latest cumulative update (LCU). SSUs improve the reliability of the update process to mitigate potential issues while installing the LCU. If you are using Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB4470788) will be offered to you automatically. To get the stand-alone package for the latest SSU, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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