Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Microsoft December 2019 Security Updates Released

The Microsoft December security updates have been released and consist of 36 CVEs. Of these 36 CVEs, 7 are rated Critical, 28 are rated Important and 1 moderate in severity. None of the patches released this month are listed as publicly known, but one is listed as being actively exploited at the time of release.

The updates apply to the following:  Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, SQL Server, Visual Studio and Skype for Business.

Reminder:  After 1/14/2020 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be out of extended support and no longer getting security updates.

Known Issues:  The following KBs contain information about known issues with the security updates. For a complete list of security update KBs, please see 20191210.

KB Article Applies To
4484190 Excel 2013
4484179 Excel 2016
4461590 PowerPoint 2013
4484190 PowerPoint 2016
4484190 Word 2013
4484190 Word 2016
4530681 Windows 10
4530684 Windows 10, version 1803, Windows Server version 1803, Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server version 1809
4530689 Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016
4530691 Windows Server 2012 (Monthly Rollup)
4530698 Windows Server 2012 (Security-only update)
4530702 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
4530714 Windows 10, version 1709
4530715 Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019
4530717 Windows 10, version 1803, Windows Server version 1803
4530730 Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Security-only update)
4530734 Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (Monthly Rollup)

Recommended Reading:  

See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The December 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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