News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Master Patch List – August 2018

    Remember Patch Tuesday was August 14. Notes for the month of August:

    1803 has now been declared Semi annual (ready for business). If you are not ready for 1803 make sure you have set deferrals.

    The August updates look so far so good, on 8/22/2018 I updated to note that I’m not tracking any major issues. For those on Office 365 you can install the July click to run at this time. I am seeing one issue with the August click to run here:

    Previous months:

    July 2018 2018-07 June: 2018-06 May: 2018-05 April: 2018-04 March: 2018-03 February 2018: 2018-02

    Microcode updates released in August. Optional – tracking some unbootable machines

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Windows version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    08/24/2018 KB3172506 Windows 10 1803 Pass for now, look for firmware updates instead Unbootable machines Spectre and Meltdown
    08/24/2018 KB4346085 Windows 10 1709 Pass for now, look for firmware updates instead Spectre and Meltdown
    08/24/2018 KB4346086 Windows 10 1703 Pass for now, look for firmware updates instead Spectre and Meltdown
    08/24/2018 KB4346087 Windows 10 1607 Pass for now, look for firmware updates instead Spectre and Meltdown
    08/24/2018 KB4346088 Windows 10 RTM Pass for now, look for firmware updates instead Spectre and Meltdown

     

    D week updates, previews for next month

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Windows version Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    08/30/2018 KB4346783 Windows 10 1803 Not needed, skip Fixes a few enterprise style issues
    08/30/2018 KB4343893 Windows 10 1709 Not needed, skip Fixes a few enterprise style issues
    08/30/2018 KB4343889 Windows 10 1703 Not needed, skip Fixes a few enterprise style issues
    08/30/2018 KB4343884 Windows 10 1607 Not needed, skip Fixes a few enterprise style issues
    08/30/2018 KB4343891 Windows 8.1 Not needed, skip Fixes a few enterprise style issues
    08/30/2018 KB4343894 Windows 7 Not needed, skip Fixes a few enterprise style issues

     

    Windows 10

    1803 not yet, 1709 wait, 1703 wait

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    07/10/2018 Windows 10 1803 declared Semi Annual Not at this time Several Feature release
    08/14/2018 KB4343909 Windows 10 1803 Ok to install None at this time Various issues – Protection against a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as L2 Terminal Fault affecting Intel Copre and Intel Xeon processors.
    08/14/2018 KB4343897 Windows 10 1709 Ok to install None at this time Various issues
    08/14/2018 KB4343885 Windows 10 1703 Ok to install None at this time Various issues
    08/14/2018 KB4000825 Windows 10 1607 Ok to install None at this time Various issues SSU of KB4132216 must be installed first if you manually install
    08/14/2018 KB4343902 Windows 10 Flash Yes None Flash vulnerabilities

    Windows 8.1

    8.1 wait for now

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    08/14/2018 KB4343898 Windows 8.1 Ok to install None at this time Various issues – Protection against a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as L2 Terminal Fault affecting Intel Copre and Intel Xeon processors
    08/14/2018 KB4343888 Windows 8.1 security only Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4343902 Windows 10 Flash Yes None Flash vulnerabilities
    08/14/2018 KB4345592 Security and Quality Rollup updates for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4345681 Security Only updates for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, RT 8.1, and Server 2012 R2 Ok to install None at this time Various

    Windows 7

    Windows 7 – KB still notes loss of networking, but it’s been the same since March. Trigger appears to be VMware related

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Operating System Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    08/14/2018 KB4343900 Windows 7 Ok to install None at this time Various issues – Protection against a new speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as L2 Terminal Fault affecting Intel Copre and Intel Xeon processors
    8/14/2018 KB4343899 Windows 7 security only Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4343205 Internet Explorer Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4345590 Security and Quality Rollup updates for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2 for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 Ok to install None at this time Various
    8/14/2018 KB4345679 Security Only updates for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2 for Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2 SP1 Ok to install None at this time Various

     

    Office updates

     

    Day/Month released Patch Knowledge Base Article Platform Safe to install? Issues being tracked Fixing or Patching
    08/14/2018 KB3213636 Office 2010 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4022198 Office 2010 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032223 Excel 2010 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4018310 PowerPoint 2010 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032222 Outlook 2010 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032239 Office 2013 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032241 Excel 2013 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032240 Outlook 2013 Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032233 Office 2016(*) Ok to install None at this time Various
    08/14/2018 KB4032235 Outlook 2016(*) Ok to install None at this time Various

    (*) 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

    Optional updates:

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

    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
    08/07/2018 KB3172506 Office 2013 Ok to install After you use the Rooms button or the Room Finder add-in to change the conference room for a meeting, the Location of the meeting is not automatically updated to match the newly selected room.
    08/07/2018 KB4011155 Office 2013 Ok to install This update provides an updated Segoe UI emoji font
    08/07/2018 KB4022212 Office 2013 Ok to install This update provides an updated Segoe UI emoji font
    08/07/2018 KB4022226 One Drive for Office 2013 Ok to install OneDrive (OneDrive.exe) can take over the synchronization relationships from OneDrive for Business (Groove.exe) now.This update adds the capabilities to Groove.exe to prepare it to silently and automatically migrate synchronization tasks from Groove.exe to per-machine installations of OneDrive.exe. Future updates to OneDrive.exe will mate with this change to complete the automatic migration.
    08/07/2018 KB4018374 PowerPoint 2013 Ok to install Fixes various issues with Youtube and Vimeo embedded videos
    08/07/2018 KB4032250 Skype for Business 2015 Ok to install After you apply this update, Lync 2013 will be upgraded to Skype for Business
    08/07/2018 KB4032234 Office 2016 (*) Ok to install Fixes various issues with charts
    08/07/2018 KB4032232 Office 2016 language pack (*) Ok to install Improves translations
    08/07/2018 KB4022216 OneNote 2016 (*) Ok to install Prevents distributed pages in a class notebook from being deleted by students. Provides a confirmation dialog box for teachers when they delete distributed pages in the class notebook.
    08/07/2018 KB4018368 PowerPoint 2016 (*) Ok to install Fixes various issues with Youtube and Vimeo embedded videos
    08/07/2018 KB4032238 Project 2016 (*) Ok to install Fixes various issues with Project server
    08/07/2018 KB4032258 Word 2016 (*) Ok to install Fixes various issues with Word
    08/07/2018 KB4032255 Skype for Business 2016(*) Ok to install Various issues with Skype
    08/07/2018 KB4022219 One Drive 2016 (*) Ok to install OneDrive (OneDrive.exe) can take over the synchronization relationships from OneDrive for Business (Groove.exe) now.This update adds the capabilities to Groove.exe to prepare it to silently and automatically migrate synchronization tasks from Groove.exe to per-machine installations of OneDrive.exe. Future updates to OneDrive.exe will mate with this change to complete the automatic migration.

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