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  • Microsoft released fixes for IE “gov.uk” HSTS bug – on a Saturday – but only for Win7 and 8.1

    Posted on May 18th, 2019 at 21:50 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Make of this what you will.

    Today, Saturday, Microsoft released KB 4505050, a “Cumulative update for Internet Explorer: May 18, 2019” that applies to

    Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012 R2Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 UpdateInternet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 SP1Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Embedded 8 Standard

    Its sole purpose is given as

    Addresses an issue that may prevent access to some gov.uk websites that don’t support HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) when using Internet Explorer 11 or Microsoft Edge.

    If you’re dealing with UK government sites, and using Win7 or 8.1 with IE 11, you might want to get patched up.

    The notice on the Release Information page that said this bug was solved? It still says that the bug’s been solved, but now there’s an added reference to KB 4505050.

    I see no change at all for any of the other versions of Windows. And there are many.