• July 2019 Patch Tuesday has arrived

    There are 212 entries in the Windows Update Catalog for July.

    Two major issues affecting all versions of Windows have been addressed by Microsoft, along with many other fixes affecting specific versions.

    • Addresses an issue that causes Internet Explorer 11 to stop working when it opens or interacts with Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) markers, including Power BI line charts with markers.
    • Addresses an issue that may display the error, “MMC has detected an error in a snap-in and will unload it.” when you try to expand, view, or create Custom Views in Event Viewer. Additionally, the application may stop responding or close. You may also receive the same error when using Filter Current Log in the Action menu with built-in views or logs.

    SHA-2 Code Signing
    For Windows 7 Users, the SHA-2 Code Signing Support becomes mandatory in July. You will need to have KB4474419 (the SHA-2 update) and KB4490628 (2019-03 Servicing Stack) installed for Win7 SP1, Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Server 2008 SP2 prior to August updates.

    Martin Brinkman has his usual thorough summary posted on ghacks.

    Windows 7: 21 vulnerabilities: 1 rated critical and 20 rated important
    Windows 8.1: 19 vulnerabilities: 1 rated critical and 18 rated important
    Windows 10 version 1703: 24 vulnerabilities: 1 critical and 23 important
    Windows 10 version 1709: 36 vulnerabilities: 1 critical and 35 important
    Windows 10 version 1803: 37 vulnerabilities: 1 critical and 36 important
    Windows 10 version 1809: 36 vulnerabilities: 1 critical and 35 important
    Windows 10 version 1903: 36 vulnerabilities: 1 critical and 35 important

    Internet Explorer 11: 6 vulnerabilities: 6 critical
    Microsoft Edge: 7 vulnerabilities: 7 critical

    The Security Update Guide lists 1,854 new individual patches today.

    For those of you updating manually, there are new Servicing Stack Updates for all versions of Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and for Windows 8 Embedded.

    Updates are available for Microsoft Office MSI products: Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 2010, Office 2016 Language Interface Pack, and SharePoint Servers.