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    • #1909265 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Sometime in the past hour or so, Microsoft released 18 new patches through the Update Catalog. They purport to fix the VB, VBA and VBScript bug in Tue
      [See the full post at: Microsoft releases patches to fix the VB/VBA/VBScript bugs]

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    • #1909319 Reply

      GoneToPlaid
      AskWoody Plus

      What a riot. Microsoft’s page for the Win7 August 16 update (KB4517297) which resolves the VB issues has a link for getting this update which incorrectly points to the August 10 update (KB4512486) which introduced the VB issues! The upshot is that Microsoft on their support page can’t even correctly point people to the new update.

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      • #1910218 Reply

        anonymous

        So KB4517297 is supposed to replace the KB4512486 Security only update and now KB4517297 will have to be vetted for Telemetry once the update catalog is pointing to the correct installer and that’s just more reason to wait and see once all the dust clears out.

        • #1910223 Reply

          PKCano
          Da Boss

          So KB4517297 is supposed to replace the KB4512486 Security only update

          That is not correct. See #1910021.

          KB4517297 does not contain telemetry.

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        • #1910301 Reply

          GoneToPlaid
          AskWoody Plus

          The two Task Scheduler telemetry tasks remained disabled after I installed KB4517297.

        • #1910374 Reply

          anonymous

          “KB4517297 will have to be vetted for Telemetry” and I’ll wait for more than one source from more that one website forum as I’ll have to have more than one singular source for that no telemetry confirmation regarding August’s(KB4517297) and any future Security Only KBs.

          But it’s looking good for that Aug Security only update once Symantec/MS fix the SHA-2 only code signing issues in Symantec’s security products.

          The DEFCON system is plenty useful for waiting and vetting for telemetry and any other MS/KB issues that so often come up. And I use this website’s and other website’s, (Ghacks/etc.) as well for that needed maintaining of constant vigilance with respect to MS’s security,  privacy,  and bad QA/QC patching issues.

          • #1910591 Reply

            Microfix
            Da Boss

            Just been updating for VB/VBA/VBS patch on Win7 x64 and x86 and also Win8.1 x64 and can assure you that there is no telemetry in these patches. They just fix what MS ‘fixed’ (for want of expletives) in the SMQR or Security Only patches released on August patch Tuesday.

            SFC /verify only shows NO inegrity violations on all systems (hardware installs no VM’s)
            usual task scheduler areas are clear, as are the GP settings and Performance/event trace etc..

            ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • #1909321 Reply

      GoneToPlaid
      AskWoody Plus

      I successfully installed KB4517297, which fixes the VB issues, on my Win7 computers. No issues, other than the documented issues which do not affect me.

    • #1910021 Reply

      PKCano
      Da Boss

      KB4517297 for Win7 and KB4517298 for Win8.1 have been added to AKB2000003 for Group B patchers.

      These updates provide fixes for VB6, VBA and VBScript errors caused by the August Patch Tuesday updates.

      The MS pages say:
      For Win7

      Note This update contains all the quality and security changes in KB4512486 (released August 16, 2019). While it does not replace KB4512486 on Windows Update, if you install this update you do not need to install KB4512486.

      For Win 8.1

      Note This update contains all the quality and security changes in KB4512489 (released August 16, 2019). While it does not replace KB4512489 on Windows Update, if you install this update you do not need to install KB4512489.

      Edit to correct KB number for Win8.1 for

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      • #1910602 Reply

        DrBonzo
        AskWoody Plus

        NOI, but I think the statement for Win 8.1 should read

        Note This update contains all the quality and security changes in KB4512489 (released August 16, 2019). While it does not replace KB4512489 on Windows Update, if you install this update you do not need to install KB4512489.

        The KB numbers are different.

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    • #1910062 Reply

      woody
      Da Boss

      Just to make it crystal clear: I do NOT recommend that you install these patches (or any others) just yet.

      August has turned into another clusterbomb.

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    • #1910064 Reply

      anonymous

      So this clarifies things, at least, just need to install the new one if you haven’t installed the old. Would sure like some checks and assurances that it doesn’t include other things other than those fixes though…

      — Cavalary

    • #1910363 Reply

      geekdom
      AskWoody Plus

      2019-08 Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4517297)
      Last Modified: 8/16/2019
      Size: 42.2 MB

      This update has not appeared in the Windows Update queue.

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    • #1911199 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      Woody, Looks like MS also dumped 11 cumulative updates for various versions of W10,
      as well as 8 EARLY SMQR previews for Win 7/8.1 and server 2008 on Saturday 17th Aug in the catalog. Very unusual for Saturday Patches! Defcon-1?
      https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=2019-8

      Can confirm on W8.1 that the preview is on WU.
      Remember that Epson dot matrix issue fix back in 2017..

      ********** Win7 x64/x86 | Win8.1 x64 | Linux Hybrids x64 **********

    • #1913232 Reply

      anonymous

      I installed KB4517298 for Windows 8.1 on my Ivy Bridge computer yesterday.  It seemed normal at first. Today, when I started up, after login I got the message “Preparing Windows” and the circle of dots.  This went on for about five minutes, without any result, so I shut down Windows with the power button.  I restarted, and got a black screen for another 4-5 minutes, then Windows booted normally.

      I noticed that Windows seemed sluggish, so I rebooted, which was a normal reboot.  Windows was still noticeably slower.  I then ran Steve Gibson’s InSpectre, which told me that MeltDown protection was enabled (it wasn’t before) but no Spectre protection.

      I don’t like a slow computer, so I uninstalled KB4517298, and things are back to normal.  I will take my chances with BlueKeep and will invest in a copy of Macrium Reflect.

       

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