It’s Patch Tuesday once again and Microsoft today is rolling out cumulative update KB4457128 for Windows 10 1803 April Update. Since these are cumulative updates, there are no new features to report. But these patches do include important security fixes and other system improvements. It will also bump your build number to 17134.285. Here is a look at what you can expect with this update. The company today is also rolling out cumulative updates and patches for all other supported versions of Windows and Server.
Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4457128
While it is a typical Patch Tuesday, Microsoft also rolled out a cumulative update a couple weeks ago with KB4346783. And there are surprisingly few fixes listed for today’s update.
- Provides protection against a Spectre Variant 2 vulnerability (CVE-2017-5715) for ARM64 devices.
- Addresses an issue that causes the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA) service to have excessive CPU usage. This occurs when the concurrency of two simultaneous add and remove programs (ARP) monitoring threads is not handled correctly.
- Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft scripting engine, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows media, Windows Shell, Windows Hyper-V, Windows datacenter networking, Windows virtualization and kernel, Windows Linux, Windows kernel, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows MSXML, and Windows Server.
You should get this update automatically over the next couple days, or, if you want to stay on top of things, head to Settings > Update & security > Windows update to get it. Or, manually download KB4457128 here. After restarting your system, hit the Windows key and type: winver and hit Enter. You will see your version has been bumped to Build 17134.285.
Since it’s Patch Tuesday for September, there are also new cumulative updates for other Windows 10 versions including KB4457142 for Fall Creators Update build 1709 and KB4457138 for Creators Update build 1703. And if you’re an Insider, it’s important to note that the company today also released build 17758 to the Fast Ring. Of course, you’ll want to check Windows Update for new patches that were released today on any other supported version of Windows or Server.