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  • Patch Tuesday patches are out

    Posted on August 9th, 2016 at 13:01 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It’s a strange mixture.

    MS16-095, the usual IE cumulative update

    Three different flavors of MS16-095, all cumulative updates for Win10 (presumably covering IE, possibly covering Edge – the KB articles aren’t up yet). One is marked “for Windows 10,” one is for build 1511 (the Fall Update), and one is for build 1607 (Anniversary Update).

    MS16-096, the concomitant Edge cumulative update. I got a big kick out of the post from Dr. Ullrich on the SANS Internet Storm Center:

    Microsoft addresses nine vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer, and 8 for Edge. Note that there is a lot of overlap. Kind of makes you wonder how much Edge differs from Internet Explorer.

    That should sound familiar to those of you who have been reading my Edge coverage.

    The official list of security bulletins is up on the TechNet site. SANS ISC says there are no known exploits for any of the patches.

    Non-security patches:

    A non-security update for “Windows 10” (I assume that means RTM) and version 1511.

    A non-security Win10 dynamic update for version 1607.

    A non-security Win10 dynamic update for version 1511.

    The new MSRT

    In addition, KB 3172614 – the July update rollup for Win8.1 — and KB3172615 have gone from “Optional” to “Recommended”. I think.