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Microsoft Patch Tuesday December 2019 New updates available for download

Today (10/12/2019) is the second Tuesday of the month (December 2019) which means it’s time for another round of “Patch Tuesday updates” that Microsoft regularly issued as part of monthly security updates for all windows Supported devices. And part of December 2019 monthly security updates Microsoft released Cumulative update KB4524570 (OS Build 18362.476) for latest Windows 10 version 1903 aka May 2019 Update, Also there is KB4523205 (OS Build 17763.864) and KB4525237 (OS Build 17134.1130) available for Devices still running Windows 10 October 2019 update or April 2019 Update. Once again these updates completely focus on fixes and security updates, rather than any new features.

Note: Today Microsoft has made available Windows 10 November 2019 Update version 1909 for everyone. And installing today’s security patch prepare your Device for install Windows 1909 update.

Patch Tuesday updates are cumulative updates that usually only include minor patches and security fixes. 

Download Windows 10 Cumulative update

All these Security updates Automatically download and get installed on your device via Windows update. If your device has not received yet open settings, Update & Security. Check for updates.

Windows 10 Cumulative update KB4524570

KB4524570 for Windows 10 1903

Microsoft latest Windows 10 version 1903, aka May 2019 update receives Cumulative update KB4524570 that bumps build number 18362.476. According to the company KB4524570 (OS Build 18362.476) bring security and non security fixes and prepare the device for Feature update windows 10 version 1909 as well.

  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Addresses an issue in the Keyboard Lockdown Subsystem that might not filter key input correctly.
  • Provides protections against the Intel Processor Machine Check Error vulnerability (CVE-2018-12207).
  • Provides protections against the Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel TSX) Transaction Asynchronous Abort vulnerability (CVE-2019-11135).
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Microsoft has acknowledged one known issue on this update, that include:

When setting up a new Windows device during the Out of Box Experience (OOBE), you might be unable to create a local user when using Input Method Editor (IME).

Download KB4524570

KB4523205 for Windows 10 1809

Devices still running Windows 10 version 1809, October 2018 update receive New cumulative update KB4523205 that bumps build 17763.864 and include both security and non-security fixes,  Here the complete changelog from Microsoft blog

  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras) and input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Addresses an issue that might cause the Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) service to stop running and stop sending reporting data.
  • Provides protections against the Intel Processor Machine Check Error vulnerability (CVE-2018-12207).
  • Provides protections against the Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel TSX) Transaction Asynchronous Abort vulnerability (CVE-2019-11135).
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Peripherals, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Known Issues:

  • Error STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5) when performing certain operations on files or files that are on a Cluster Shared Volume.
  • devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error, “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.”
  • When setting up a new Windows device during the Out of Box Experience (OOBE), you might be unable to create a local user when using Input Method Editor (IME).

KB4525237 For Windows 10 1803

Windows 10 1803 (April 2018 Update) also received a new cumulative update KB4525237 that bumps the version number to the Windows 10 Build 17134.1130.

Also microsoft noted, The Windows 10 April 2018 Update reached end of service on November 12, 2019 for Home and Pro editions. We began updating devices running the Windows 10 April 2018 Update starting July 16, 2019, to help ensure that these devices remain in a serviced and secure state.

  • Updates to improve security when using Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.
  • Updates to improve security when using external devices (such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras) and input devices such as a mouse, keyboard, or stylus.
  • Updates to improve security when using Microsoft Office products.
  • Addresses an issue that causes events that are based on Windows Defender Application Control Code Integrity to be unreadable.
  • Provides protections against the Intel® Processor Machine Check Error vulnerability (CVE-2018-12207). Use the registry setting as described in the Guidance KB article(This registry setting is disabled by default.)
  • Provides protections against the Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX) Transaction Asynchronous Abort vulnerability (CVE-2019-11135). Use the registry settings as described in the Windows Client and Windows Server articles(These registry settings are enabled by default for Windows Client OS editions, but disabled by default for Windows Server OS editions.)
  • Security updates to Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Input and Composition, Microsoft Edge, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Peripherals, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

Know issues:

  • Error STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5) when performing certain operations on files or files that are on a Cluster Shared Volume.
  • When setting up a new Windows device during the Out of Box Experience (OOBE), you might be unable to create a local user when using Input Method Editor (IME).

KB4520004 for Windows 10 1709

Windows 10 fall creators update v1709 no longer receive security updates. If you are running Enterprise or Education edition are getting update KB4525241, which addresses many issues and bumps up the version number to 16299.1508.

Similarly, if you are running Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update) you can now download and install KB4525245, which fixes a few issues and bumps the version number to Build 15063.2172.

Download October 2019 updates

Windows 10 Build 18362.476

Windows 10 Build 17763.864

Windows 10 Build 17134.1130

If you face any difficulty while installing these updates check how to fix Windows 10 Update installation problems.

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