Microsoft today rolled out cumulative update KB3105213 for Windows 10 users. On top of that there are updates for other versions of Windows as well as updates for Microsoft Office. And yes, yet another Adobe Flash update is available.
This isn’t the big Windows 10 Fall Update that’s expected to be launched sometime this month. It is, however, important to grab all of these updates as they provide critical security patches as well as bug fixes.
Another Adobe Flash Player Update
Another notable update to point out is KB3103688, which plugs vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. This also patches Flash vulnerabilities in the most recent Windows 10 Preview Build 10586.
“Microsoft has released a security advisory for IT professionals about vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in the following web browsers:
- Internet Explorer in Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, and Windows 10 version 1511
- Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 and Windows 10 version 1511
To learn more about the vulnerability, see Microsoft security advisory 2755801.”
We previously covered the sad state of Adobe Flash and the constant patches needed to keep it secure. Make sure to read our article on how to help protect your computer from Adobe Flash exploits in your web browser.
Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB3105213
According to Microsoft’s support page, this update includes the following:
This update for Windows 10 includes functionality improvements and resolves the vulnerabilities in Windows that are described in the following Microsoft security bulletins and advisory:
- 3105256 MS15-122: Security update for Kerberos to address security feature bypass: November 10, 2015
- 3104521 MS15-119: Security update in TDX.sys to address elevation of privilege: November 10, 2015
- 3104507 MS15-118: Security updates in the .NET Framework to address elevation of privilege: November 10, 2015
- 3105864 MS15-115: Security update for Windows to address remote code execution: November 10, 2015
- 3104519 MS15-113: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: November 10, 2015
- 3104517 MS15-112: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: November 10, 2015
- 3108638 Microsoft security advisory: Update to Hyper-V to address CPU weakness: November 10, 2015
- 3108604 Microsoft security advisory: Description of the security update for Windows Hyper-V: November 10, 2015
Windows 10 updates are cumulative. Therefore, this package contains all previously released fixes. If you have previous updates installed, only the new fixes that are contained in this package will be downloaded and installed to your computer.
A lot of updates were rolled out today, so make sure to get your computer(s) squared away. The updates will be automatically installed for Windows 10, but to get ahead of the game head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and manually check for updates. A restart will be required to complete the process, but remember, you can schedule when Windows 10 restarts.
If you have any issues with these updates or notice any improvements to your PCs overall performance, let us know in the comment section below. Or, for specific questions and discussion join us in the Windows 10 Forums.