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  • Is Microsoft now fixing security patch bugs with non-security patches?

    Posted on October 20th, 2016 at 15:55 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    For those of you who want to stay in “Group B,” this is a big deal.

    There’s a bug in MS16-087, the July security patch “Security update for Windows print spooler components: July 12, 2016 ”

    The nature of the bug is documented in the KB article, but in some situations the bug triggers false warnings about bad printer drivers.

    Turn to the description for KB 3192403, the Monthly Rollup Preview. That’s the “C” Tuesday preview just released, which will become part of the non-security section of next month’s Monthly Rollup. (I know, it’s ridiculously complicated. I have an article coming in InfoWorld with some explanations momentarily.)

    Here’s the part that surprised me. According to the docs, this Preview:

    “Addressed issue that prevents pushed-printer connections and printer connections from trusted servers from being installed in Point and Print scenarios after installing MS16-087. ”

    That sure looks like a non-security patch fixing a bug in a security patch.

    Anybody known any of the details about this one?

    UPDATE: Martin Brinkmann has an excellent overview on ghacks.