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  • New bug reported with all of this month’s Windows patches

    Posted on March 13th, 2019 at 21:22 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    In the past hour or so, Microsoft has acknowledged a new bug in the latest cumulative update of every version of Windows 10, and in the Monthly Rollups for Win7 and 8.1. (Security-only patches for Win7 and 8.1 appear to be unaffected.

    Symptom:

    After installing this security update, Custom URI Schemes for Application Protocol handlers may not start the corresponding application for local intranet and trusted sites on Internet Explorer.

    Workaround:

    Right-click the URL link to open it in a new window or tab.

    Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    I don’t have any details as yet, but it sounds like avoiding IE is your best bet.

    Thx, Patch Lady!

     

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    This topic contains 19 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 6 days, 21 hours ago.

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    • #341416 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      In the past hour or so, Microsoft has acknowledged a new bug in the latest cumulative update of every version of Windows 10, and in the Monthly Rollup
      [See the full post at: New bug reported with all of this month’s Windows patches]

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    • #341424 Reply

      DrBonzo
      AskWoody Lounger

      The MS support page for the IE 11 March patch (KB4489873) now lists the same bug as an issue.

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4489873/cumulative-security-update-for-internet-explorer-march-12-2019

      Applies to the following: Applies to: Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2012 R2, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 SP1, Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Server 2012, Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Server 2008 SP2,

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    • #341425 Reply

      Elly
      AskWoody MVP

      It looks like the bug is in the IE 11 part of the updates… as it isn’t identified as a problem in the Security Only updates (which do not include IE 11 updates), but is a problem noted in the separate IE 11 patch.

      Win 7 Home, 64 bit, Group B

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    • #341513 Reply

      anonymous

      but it sounds like avoiding IE is your best bet.

      This has been the case for 25 years…

      Edit to remove HTML. Please use the “Text” tab in the entry box when you copy/paste.

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    • #341686 Reply

      anonymous

      According to the article, installing the update resolves an unwanted remote code execution vulnerability.    The downside is, some custom URI schemes might not work in IE.

      Sounds to me like installing the update is the lesser of the evils, by far, at least, for most users, including me.

      https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4489873/cumulative-security-update-for-internet-explorer-march-12-2019

       

    • #342192 Reply

      anonymous

      Is anyone else noticing severe performance slowdowns on more intensive applications? For example Photoshop and virtualization software.

      • #342194 Reply

        PKCano
        Da Boss

        What version of Windows are you running?
        What updates have you installed, including any Intel Microcode patches?
        If the change occurred after patching, have you tried uninstalling the patches to see if it corrects the issue?

        • #342280 Reply

          anonymous

          Win7x64

          I installed some of the microcode patches months ago (can’t remember which ones) and I didn’t notice much performance drop by eye. This week I only installed March’s monthly patches.

          • #342285 Reply

            PKCano
            Da Boss

            Please list the March patches you installed.
            Did the change occur after patching, or was it there before?
            Have you tried uninstalling the patches to see if it corrects the issue?

            • #342397 Reply

              anonymous

              Update for Microsoft Access 2010 (KB4018363) 32-Bit Edition
              Update for Microsoft Outlook 2010 (KB4462229) 32-Bit Edition
              Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2589339) 32-Bit Edition
              Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4461626) 32-Bit Edition
              Security Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB4462226) 32-Bit Edition

              2019-03 Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4474419)
              Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 – March 2019 (KB890830)
              2019-03 Servicing Stack Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4490628)

              Change occurred after patching.

              I have not tried uninstalling and am more afraid of screwing things up more and don’t have enough free time this week to try. Says a lot about my general trust in Microsoft these days. And given the zero-day vulnerability (and the lack of information on the attack vector) I would end up re-installing it anyway.

            • #342418 Reply

              anonymous

              Follow-on: Example of the issues is Photoshop CS4 Extended. It’s essentially unusable after the March patches. Simple things like adding text, moving layers… there is massive lag when any of that is done. When moving layers, you have to wait 2 seconds before it actually moves, which makes it useless since you can’t see what you’re doing in real-time.

            • #342421 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              You didn’t list the 2019-03 Monthly Rollup for Win7 KB4489878, but I assume you also installed that as well.
              When you have time, that is the one I would try uninstalling first, reboot, wait 20 minutes after logging in to give the uninstall time to complete before doing anything. If that solves the problem, hold off reinstalling it until there is more information on the side effects.

              Let us know.

            • #342429 Reply

              anonymous

              Yes, had that too. Missed it while listing them all out.

              I tried the uninstall of the monthly rollup. Waited an hour after the restart. Then gave it another restart to be sure, but I’m still having issues in Photoshop.

              So either it’s not a clean uninstall or it’s being caused by one of the other updates. But I don’t see a way to uninstall multiple at a time.

            • #342438 Reply

              anonymous

              You can do multiple updates in an automated sequence running the Standalone Installer from a batch file

              Overview

              Example code between asterisks (Note there is a single space before each forward slash)

              ***************

              wusa /uninstall /kb:1111111 /quiet /norestart

              wusa /uninstall /kb:1111112 /quiet /norestart

              wusa /uninstall /kb:1111113 /quiet /norestart

              Echo “All done”

              *************

              Change the KB number to suit. Add more lines if you need it.

              Restart when the script ends.

              Make sure you keep a list so you can manually download and install from Microsoft update catalogue.

               

              Edited for HTML. Please use Text tab for copy/paste.

            • #342432 Reply

              anonymous

              BTW, while I’m on Win7 this issue sounds a lot like the Win10 that woody posted about:
              https://www.askwoody.com/2019/win10-1809-second-february-cumulative-update-kb-4482887-blamed-for-crazy-performance-drops-in-some-games/

              Issue on Nvidia cards for older games. I’m on an Nvidia card and using an old version of Photoshop. Also experiencing a similar “one second” freeze type behavior.

              Wonder if there’s some common link between this Win7 and Win10 issue?

            • #342436 Reply

              anonymous

              Update: I found out my AV also had an update the same time as the windows updates. Not sure what changed, but that seems to be the source of the latency in Photoshop. When I disable real time protection, the performance returns to normal.

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            • #342442 Reply

              Sueska
              AskWoody Plus

              Which AV do you run? Thanks for your feedback.

            • #342469 Reply

              anonymous

              ESET

            • #342478 Reply

              PKCano
              Da Boss

              Reinstall the Rollup and see if the problem is still gone. That will isolate it to the AV.

            • #342532 Reply

              anonymous

              Already did. It’s the AV.

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