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Daily Archives: June 9, 2020

  • June 2020 Patch Tuesday rolls out

    Posted on June 9th, 2020 at 12:08 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    We have cumulative updates for Win10

    • Win10 version 2004 – KB 4557957
    • Win10 versions 1903 and 1909 – KB 4560960. Looks like 1909 has the same fixed bugs as 1903, again.

    Cumulative updates for all the earlier versions of Windows are out, too.

    Dustin Childs’s report is out on the ZDI blog:

    • 129 separately identified security holes (CVEs). Apparently that’s a record number of CVEs, although counting security holes by the number of CVEs is like counting puppies by the number of wet spots. (Yes, I’m still house-training.)
    • None identified as “Exploited” (i.e., zero-days) and none as Publicly Known — although ZDI published details about three of them more than two weeks ago.

    Childs calls out four security holes for special scrutiny:

    None of the holes seem particularly dire at this point – particularly not for “normal” Windows users.

    Martin Brinkmann has his usual definitive list on Ghacks.net.

  • Reports of Win10 1909 users getting pushed onto version 2004

    Posted on June 9th, 2020 at 07:36 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It happens every time Microsoft rolls out a new upgrade. A certain percentage of users get upgraded without asking for or expecting it.

    In most cases, the problem is a lapse of memory or a hyperactive clicking finger. The upgradee (is that a word?) accidentally or forgetfully clicked on something and got upgraded.

    In some cases in the past, Microsoft has broken its own rules and pushed the upgrade unannounced.

    This time, there are enough people reporting unexpected upgrades to 2004 that I think a bug is at play. Here’s my conjecture:

    • If your Win10 version 1909 machine qualifies for the 2004 upgrade, according to whatever secret sauce (or “AI” secret soup) Microsoft employs

    AND

    • You have “Pause updates” turned on

    AND

    • The “Pause updates” setting expires

    THEN

    The PC is automatically upgraded to Win10 version 2004. There’s no intermediary “Download and install” prompt, no warning, and no chance to stop.

    Can you confirm?

    Thx @jimmythesaint53, @flashcatj, @Hailstorm.

    It’s also possible that we’re back to the old “Click Check for updates and you get upgraded right away” routine. See @abbodi86’s post.