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  • Master Patch List 2018 02

    My current recommendations for the MS patches released in February 2018:

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating system Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or patching
    2/27/2018 KB2976978 Windows 8.1 Optional None at this time Telemetry for Windows 7
    2/27/2018 KB2952664 Windows 7 Optional None at this time Telemetry for Windows 7
    2/26/2018 KB4018314 Outlook 2010 Optional None at this time Fixes an issue with Outlook 2010 on WinXP
    2/22/2018 KB4077528 Windows 10 1703 Optional None at this time Various issues including freezing of IE
    2/22/2018 KB4077525 Windows 10 1607 Optional at this time None at this time No new security updates, fixing various issues
    2/22/2018 KB4075211 Windows 7 Optional None at this time Preview of March non security update – Addresses issue where the Microsoft Outlook Web App slows down when running in Internet Explorer 11 in certain situations.
    2/22/2018 KB4088835 Internet Explorer Optional None at this time Addresses issue where the Microsoft Outlook Web App slows down when running in Internet Explorer 11 in certain situations.
    2/22/2018 KB4075212 Windows 8.1 Optional None at this time Preview of March non security update
    2/22/2018 KB4075213 Server 2012 Optional None at this time Preview of March non security update
    2/21/2018 Surface Pro 3 Firmware Surface Pro 3 Recommended None at this time Patches for Spectre/Meltdown
    2/15/2018 KB4074837 Windows 7, 8.1, Server 2012 R2 (everything BUT Windows 10) Optional None at this time DST changes for Namibia and the Turks and Caicos Islands
    2/13/2018 KB4056448 Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time Adds SHA-2 encryption support to WSUS
    2/13/2018 KB4074588 Windows 10 1709 Hold – wait for further guidance Tracking issues with USB side effects on SOME Windows 10 machines. See this link for details. Tracking inaccessible boot device as a side effect for SOME computers. See this link for details. Patching security vulnerabilities for remote code attacks. Fixes an issue where some users may have experienced issues logging into some websites when using third-party account credentials in Microsoft Edge. Released Spectre-Meltdown updates to 32 bit platform./
    2/13/2018 KB4074592 Windows 10 1703 Okay to install Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Released Spectre-Meltdown updates to 32 bit platform.
    2/13/2018 KB4074594 Windows 8.1 Okay to install Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Addressed a script-related issue that caused Internet Explorer to stop working in some cases.
    2/13/2018 KB4074598 Windows 7 Okay to install – the Smart card issue is not widespread Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Fixes issue with launching a new page in Internet Explorer.
    2/13/2018 KB2952664 Windows 7 Optional update – do not need to install Not tracking any side effects – however this update is optional Telemetry update – does not install any code to update to Windows 10
    2/13/2018 KB4076492

     

    .NET optional quality updates for Windows 7, 8.1: 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 Optional update – do not need to install Not tracking any side effects – however this update is optional These updates only provide non security fixes. They are not new security updates. Thus it’s not mandatory to install any of these.
    2/13/2018 KB4076493

     

    .NET optional for Server 2012 for 3.5 SP1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows Server 2012 Optional update – do not need to install Not tracking any side effects – however this update is optional These updates only provide non security fixes. They are not new security updates. Thus it’s not mandatory to install any of these.
    2/13/2018 KB4076494

     

    .NET optional 3.5 SP1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2 Optional update – do not need to install Not tracking any side effects – however this update is optional These updates only provide non security fixes. They are not new security updates. Thus it’s not mandatory to install any of these.
    2/13/2018 KB4076495 .NET optional for 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Optional update – do not need to install Not tracking any side effects – however this update is optional These updates only provide non security fixes. They are not new security updates. Thus it’s not mandatory to install any of these.
    2/13/2018 Office 2016 click to run release as of February 13, 2018 Monthly channel version 1801, Build 9001.2171 Office 2016 Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Tracking issues in Outlook see this page. Unable to save attachments to network see this page.
    2/13/2018 Office 2016 click to run release as of February 13, 2018 Semi-Annual Channel version 1708, Build 8431.2215 Office 2016 *The version I want you to be on* Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Tracking issues in Outlook see this page. Unable to save attachments to network see this page.
    2/13/2018 Office 2013 click to run version 15.0.5007.1000 Office 2013 Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Tracking issues in Outlook regarding missing meeting information see this page.
    2/13/2018 KB3114874

     

    Office 2010 Security update Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Triggered by specially crafted files.
    2/13/2018 KB4011707

     

    Office 2010 Security update Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Triggered by specially crafted files.
    2/13/2018 KB4011711

     

    Outlook 2010 Security update Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities. Triggered by specially crafted files.
    2/13/2018 KB4011187

     

    PowerPoint 2010 Non security update Not tracking any major issues Fixes slow opening of PowerPoint after the install of Windows 10 1709
    2/13/2018 KB4011191 PowerPoint Viewer 2010 Non security update Not tracking any major issues Fixes slow opening of PowerPoint after the install of Windows 10 1709
    2/13/2018 KB4011715

     

    Office 2007 Security update Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities./No side effects being tracked at this time.
    2/13/2018 KB4011200 Outlook 2007 Security update Not tracking any major issues Security update for remote code vulnerabilities./No side effects being tracked at this time.
    2/13/2018 KB4011703 Word Viewer Security update Not tracking any major issues

     

     

    Security update for remote code vulnerabilities./No side effects being tracked at this time.
    2/13/2018 KB4072650 Server 2012 R2/2008R2 Optional None at this time HyperV component upgrade
    2/13/2018 KB4039648 Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time SHA-2 Code signing support
    2/13/2018 KB4074621 Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time Adds TLS 1.1 and 1.2 support for RDS
    2/13/2018 KB4074834 Server 2008 sp2 Optional None at this time Fixes an issue when remoting from Windows 10 to Server 2008 sp2
    2/13/2018 KB4074808 Preview of NET Framework 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 4.5.2, and 4.6 for Windows Server 2008 SP2 Optional None at this time Fixes various issues with .NET
    2/13/2018 KB4074807 Preview of NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 Optional None at this time Fixes various issues with .NET
    2/13/2018 KB4074806 Preview of .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows Server 2012 Optional None at this time Fixes various issues with .NET
    2/13/2018 KB4074805 Preview of NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, and 4.7.1 for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 Optional Issue with QB 2017 Enterprise Fixes various issues with .NET