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  • Master Patch List 2018-04

    Current advice about key Windows patches this month from Susan Bradley Patch Lady.  Updated 8/19/2018

    Previous months:

     

    March: Note the Windows 7 static IP problems have been fixed in the April updates: 2018-03

    February 2018: 2018-02

    Windows 10 – 1709, 1703, 1607 okay to patch

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/23/2018 4093105 Windows 10 1709 Yes None at this time Fixes surface pen issues among other things
    04/17/2018 4093120 Windows 10 1607 Yes None at this time Multiple issues, many Enterprise
    04/17/2018 4093117 Windows 10 1703 Yes None at this time Multiple issues, many Enterprise
    04/10/2018 4093112 Windows 10 1709 Yes (if you have Pen see issue section) – Fixed with update released on 4/23/2018 Issues with Pen on touch screens Security issue
    04/10/2018 4093107 Windows 10 1703 Yes None at the time Security issues
    04/10/2018 4093119 Windows 10 1607 Yes *this is the last patches for 1607 unless you have Enterprise or Edu versions None at this time Security issues
    04/10/2018 4093110 Flash updates for Windows 10 Yes None at this time Security issues

    Windows 8.1 – okay to patch

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/17/2018 4093121 Windows 8.1 preview No Meant to be used for testing Will be included in next month’s update rollup
    04/10/2018 4093114 Windows 8.1 update rollup Yes None at this time Security issue
    04/10/2018 4093115 Windows 8.1 security only Yes None at this time Security only (B patchers)
    04/10/2018 4093110 Flash updates for Windows 8.1 Yes None at this time Security issues

    Windows 7 – tracking some issues with networking – but doesn’t impact all

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/17/2018 4093113 Windows 7 preview rollup No Causes issues with update rollup Preview of next month’s non security updates
    04/10/2018 4093118 Windows 7 update rollup Yes Fixes the issue with loss of static IP addresses (see note 1) Security issue
    04/10/2018 4093108 Windows 7 security only Yes SMB servers memory leak (see note 2) Security only (B patchers)
    04/10/2018 4092946 IE update Yes None at this time Security patch
    04/10/2018 2952664 Compat update Optional Update for diagnostics Not applicable

    Note 1: On Thursday April 12, Microsoft rereleased 4093118 which now includes the fix for loss of static IP addresses that was introduced in the March updates. If you waited to install updates, it is now safe to do so. If you already installed the updates, you do not need to reinstall.

    Note 2: The Security only update of KB4093108 does not cause the loss of static IP addresses and thus is safe to install. Both Windows 7 updates do still have a side effect of causing a memory leak under certain circumstances. If you use Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2 as a file server and have set in the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\LanManServer\Parameters\EnableEcp to be 1, and are using symbolic links . Thus the memory leak may be slight. The impact of the Spectre/Meltdown patches in general have impacted Windows 7 in general.

    Office updates

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/10/2018 4018337 Excel 2016(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4011628 Office 2016(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018319 Office 2016(*) See issues tracked
    Yes – embedded charts
    Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018328 Office 2016(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018339 Word 2016(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018350 Excel 2013(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018288 Office 2013(*) See issues tracked
    Yes – embedded charts
    Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018330 Office 2013(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018347 Word 2013(*) Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018362 Excel 2010 Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018357 Office 2010 Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018311 Office 2010 Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018359 Office 2010 Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018353 Excel 2007 Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4011719 Excel Viewer 2007 Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4011717 Office Compat pack Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018354 Office Compat pack Yes None at this time Various issues
    04/10/2018 4018355 Word 2007 Yes None at this time Various issues

    (*) These updates will only be released for volume license versions. All Office 365 releases are on the click to run model that install silently and in the background. Ensure that you are on the Semi-Annual channel and not the monthly channel.

    Defender update:

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/03/2018 CVE-2018-0986 Windows Defender Yes None at this time Security issue

    Optional updates:

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Office version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/03/2018 KB2976978

     

    Windows 8.1 Optional Only needed for enterprises Refreshed for 8.1

    Non security updates released for Office as noted by PCKano

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Office version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    04/03/2018 KB4018317 Outlook 2010 Yes None at this time The custom forms with Visual Basic Script doesn’t run in shared calendars in Outlook
    04/03/2018 KB2965234 PowerPoint 2010 Yes None at this time Shows help message that’s displayed for Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    04/03/2018 KB4018312 PowerPoint Viewer 2010 Yes None at this time Shows help message that’s displayed for Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    04/03/2018 KB3128038 Project 2010 Yes None at this time Exposes registry key to limit XML file info.
    04/03/2018 KB3178636 Office 2013(*) Yes None at this time Outlook 2013 crashes when you open a message that contains U+FEFF (byte-order mark or zero-width non-breaking space) characters in the body.
    04/03/2018 KB4018333 Office 2013(*) Yes None at this time Provides translations of a message that informs why an Office add-in cannot be loaded.
    04/03/2018 KB4018303 Outlook 2013(*) Yes None at this time When you send an email from a shared mailbox, the email appears in wrong Sent Items folder in some scenarios.
    04/03/2018 KB4018289 PowerPoint 2013(*) Yes None at this time Shows help message that’s displayed for Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    04/03/2018 KB4018335 Project 2013(*) Yes None at this time You open a project from the Project Center while using the Google Chrome browser. Then you see an error message.
    04/03/2018 KB4018334 Skype 2015(*) Yes None at this time After you apply this update, Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business.
    04/03/2018 KB4011667 Office 2016(*) Yes None at this time This update fixes a crash issue that occurs when you add an account that has already signed in.
    04/03/2018 KB4018322 Office 2016(*) Yes None at this time Provides translations of a message that informs why an Office add-in cannot be loaded.
    04/03/2018 KB4018329 Office 2016 Language Pack(*) Yes None at this time Shows help message that’s displayed for Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    04/03/2018 KB4018326 Outlook 2016(*) Yes None at this time Adds slider to sync more email see link.
    04/03/2018 KB4011726 PowerPoint 2016(*) Yes None at this time Shows help message that’s displayed for Microsoft Equation 3.0.
    04/03/2018 KB4018320 Project 2016(*) Yes None at this time You open a project from the Project Center while using the Google Chrome browser. Then you see an error message.
    04/03/2018 KB4018323 Skype 2016(*) Yes None at this time Various issues

    (*) These updates are for volume license customers, Click to run customers will not see these updates