Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Microsoft October 2019 Security Updates

The Microsoft October security updates have been released and consist of  59 CVEs. Of these 59 CVEs, 9 are rated Critical, 49 are rated Important and 1 is rated Moderate in severity. Two are listed as publicly known and two others are listed as under active attack at the time of release.

The updates address Spoofing, Remote Code Execution, Information Disclosure, Tampering and Denial of Service. They apply to the following:  Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Edge (EdgeHTML-based), ChakraCore, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, SQL Server Management Studio, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Windows Update Assistant and Open Source Software.

Note:  Adobe has not issued a Flash Player update.

Known Issues:  See the Known Issues and accompanying work-around in the KB Articles:

KB Article Applies To
4519338 Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019
4519974 Internet Explorer
4519976 Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (Monthly Rollup)
4519985 Windows Server 2012 (Security-only update)
4519990 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Security-only update)
4519998 Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016
4520004 Windows 10, version 1709
4520005 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
4520007 Windows Server 2012 (Monthly Rollup)
4520008 Windows 10, version 1803, Windows Server version 1803
4520010 Windows 10, version 1703
4520011 Windows 10

Recommended Reading:  

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

For more information about the updates released today, see https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/summary.  Updates can be sorted by OS from the search box. Information about the update for Windows 10 is available at Windows 10 Update history.

Additional Update Notes:

  • Adobe Flash Player -- For Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1 and Windows 10, Adobe Flash Player is now a security bulletin rather than a security advisory and is included with the updates as identified above.
  • MSRT -- Microsoft released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.  Note:  Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].
  • Servicing Stack Updates -- A list of the latest servicing stack updates for each operating system can be found in ADV990001. This list will be updated whenever a new servicing stack update is released. It is important to install the latest servicing stack update. Learn more about SSU's in Servicing Stack Updates (SSU)
  • Windows 10 updates are cumulative. The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security updates. The updates are also available via the Microsoft Update Catalog.
  • For information on lifecycle and support dates for Windows 10 operating systems, please see Windows Lifecycle Facts Sheet.
  • Windows Update History:


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