It’s Patch Tuesday and Microsoft is rolling out updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 and Server, here’s what to expect in Fall Creators Update.
Microsoft today released Cumulative Update KB4093112 for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Version 1709) as part of its regular Patch Tuesday. There are no new features to report in this latest update. But there are several security and performance improvements included. Today’s update comes after build 16299.334 which was released last month. This update will bump you to build 16299.371 and here’s a look at what you can expect.
Windows 10 Fall Creators Update 1709 Build 16299.371
While there are no new features with this update, there an extensive list of improvements and new fixes:
- Provides support to control usage of Indirect Branch Prediction Barrier (IBPB) within some AMD processors (CPUs) for mitigating CVE-2017-5715, Spectre Variant 2 when switching from user context to kernel context (See AMD Architecture Guidelines around Indirect Branch Control and AMD Security Updates for more details). Follow instructions outlined in KB4073119 for Windows Client (IT Pro) guidance to enable usage of IBPB withinsome AMD processors (CPUs) for mitigating Spectre Variant 2 when switching from user context to kernel context.
- Addresses an issue that causes an access violation in Internet Explorer when it runs on the Microsoft Application Virtualization platform.
- Addresses an issue in Enterprise Mode related to redirects in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
- Addresses an issue that generates an access violation on certain pages in Internet Explorer when it renders SVGs under a high load.
- Addresses additional issues with updated time zone information.
- Addresses an issue that might cause the App-V service to stop working on an RDS server that hosts many users.
- Addresses an issue where user accounts are locked when applications are moved to a shared platform using App-V (e.g., XenApp 7.15+ with Windows Server 2016, where Kerberos authentication isn’t available).
- Addresses an issue with printing content generated by ActiveX in Internet Explorer.
- Addresses an issue that causes document.execCommand(“copy”) to always return False in Internet Explorer.
- Addresses an issue that, in some instances, prevents Internet Explorer from identifying custom controls.
- Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows kpp platform and frameworks, Microsoft scripting engine, Windows graphics, Windows Server, Windows kernel, Windows datacenter networking, Windows wireless networking, Windows virtualization and Kernel, and Windows Hyper-V.
Most other supported versions of Windows 10 and Server also received an update today. You should get it automatically via Windows Update within the next couple of days, but if you like to stay on top of the situation, head to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and check for updates. Or, you can download and install the standalone version for x86, x64, or Server.
After you install the update, let us know how things are going with your system. Also, make sure to check out our Windows 10 Forums for more discussions on all things Microsoft and troubleshooting advice.