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  • Microsoft releases patches to fix the VB/VBA/VBScript bugs

    Posted on August 16th, 2019 at 21:59 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Sometime in the past few hours, Microsoft released 18 new patches through the Update Catalog.

    They purport to fix the VB, VBA and VBScript bug in Tuesday’s patches.

    At this moment – 10 pm US Central time on Friday night – patches are only available for Win10 1709 (!), Win7, Win8.1, Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2. The 1709 patch is documented. I don’t see any KB articles for the others – but that’ll likely change as the night wears on.

    We’re still at MS-DEFCON 2. Don’t install them. Let’s see what wails of pain emerge in the next 12 hours or so.

    Like I said on Monday:

    Traditionally, August finds Microsoft in a mid-summer lull, with lots of folks on vacation and more than the usual chances of surprising screw-ups from second-string staff. It’s an excellent month to sit on the sidelines and see what problems appear with the latest round of Windows and Office patches.