In what is getting to be a widespread prevalence, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday brought alongside so several bugs that they necessitated a remediation spherical. This month, unusually, it took only six days to get the exterminators out.
Considering the fact that these fixes are aimed at four precise bugs launched on Patch Tuesday, they really don’t incorporate the large patches typically appearing on the 2nd Patch Whateverday of the month. My guess is we’ll see at minimum one particular much more big established of Windows patches before the month is out. Oh, boy.
Windows July patches, variation 2
Yesterday, Monday, July 16, Microsoft produced 27 new security patches for Windows, bringing the complete variety of patches so significantly this month up to 156. The new patches fall into six separate teams:
- Win10 variation 1803 received cumulative update KB 4345421. The KB article states this update moves 1803 end users to build 17134.166, but many resources say, in truth, they are getting moved to 17134.167. That may well seem like a modest discrepancy, but it speaks volumes about last-moment changes in the build and the lack of coordination in the documentation.
- Win10 1709 received KB 4345420. The KB article states it moves 1709 end users to 16299.550, but the Win10 launch data page states it’s 16299.551.
- Win10 1703 received KB 4345419. The KB article states build 15063.1208. The viewers states 15063.1209. Bzzzzzt.
- Win10 1607 / Server 2016 received KB 4345418. The docs say 14393.2367. The guinea pigs say 14393.2368. And the crowd goes wild.
- Win8.one / Server 2012 R2 received a guide-download-only KB 4345424.
- Win7 / Server 2008 R2 also received a guide-only patch, KB 4345459. We have one particular report that this patch breaks attaining IP addresses in excess of a wi-fi link.
All six of the teams say they resolve the exact same simple bugs. Er, concerns. All of the acknowledged concerns appear like this:
- Addresses an problem that may well result in some equipment functioning community checking workloads to receive the 0xD1 Quit error for the reason that of a race condition immediately after putting in the July update. (@abbodi86 has clarified that the fixes are for tcpip.sys and linked elements.)
- Addresses an problem with the DHCP Failover server that may well result in company clientele to receive an invalid configuration when requesting a new IP address. This final results in a loss of connectivity.
- Addresses an problem that may well result in the restart of the SQL Server company to fall short often with the error, “Tcp port is by now in use”.
- Addresses an problem that occurs when an administrator attempts to cease the Globe Huge Internet Publishing Company (W3SVC). The W3SVC stays in a “halting” condition, but can not fully cease or it can not be restarted.
Win10 1703, Win8.one and Win7 really don’t checklist the DHCP Failover bug.
Sure, you read that properly. If you set up any of the Patch Tuesday patches for Windows, you received hit with at minimum 3 of these bugs. They is not going to influence most of you. But for people relying on these precise capabilities, the bugs are fatal.
How lousy was it? On Sunday — five days immediately after the buggy Patch Tuesday swarm arrived out of the underground — the Microsoft Exchange Group web site posted a prospect evaluation:
The Exchange workforce is knowledgeable of concerns with the Windows Working Process updates released July 10th, 2018, producing Exchange to not perform properly. The Windows servicing workforce has advised us that they will be releasing updates to the influenced offers. We stimulate Exchange buyers to delay implementing the July 10th updates, which include the security updates produced on the exact same day, on to an Exchange server till the current offers are accessible.
That’s a fantastic warning, but if you weren’t perusing the Exchange Group web site on a Sunday afternoon, you may well have skipped it. Gawrsh.
If you head in excess of to Windows Update suitable now (ProTip: Do not), you may well or may well not come across the July updates waiting around. There’s at minimum one particular report that you have to put in last month’s Preview before you can see the Patch Tuesday Win7 Month to month Rollup.
Nevertheless much more troubles with the Win7 / Server 2008 R2 patch
Nevertheless one more explanation to hold off on putting in this month’s Win7 patch. As if you essential one more one particular. Günter Born reviews on his web site about a reader who states:
Immediately after these recent updates, web servers are also not operating properly. When restarting a server beneath IIS, the server refuses to commence all over again unless of course you do a reboot. Also all our custom made providers listening to a socket refuse to restart.
Is everyone also getting these concerns? For a rapid troubleshooting, I uninstalled KB4338818 and problem went absent.
Everyday living as a server administrator working with damaged updates s*cks!
Born also reviews that some Apache servers get stomped, much too. It isn’t crystal clear to me if yesterday’s Win7 patch, KB 4345459, fixes the dilemma — but if it does, the KB article does not trouble to mention the resolve.
New .Internet patches
That’s not all. There are five new .Internet patches, falling into these teams:
- KB 4340557 — Safety and High-quality Rollup updates for .Internet Framework 3.five SP1, four.five.2, four.six, four.six.one, four.six.2, four.7, and four.7.one for Windows Server 2012
- KB 4340558 — Safety and High-quality Rollup updates for .Internet Framework 3.five SP1, four.five.2, four.six, four.six.one, four.six.2, four.7, and four.7.one for Windows eight.one, RT eight.one, and Server 2012 R2
In accordance to the KB content, equally of these patches go on to show this “known issue”:
Customers receive a “0x80092004” error when they attempt to put in the July 2018 Safety and High-quality Rollup update KB4340557 or KB4340558 on Windows eight.one, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2012 immediately after they put in the June 2018 .Internet Framework Preview of High-quality Rollup updates KB4291497 or KB4291495 on techniques that are functioning on .Internet Framework four.7.2, four.7.one, four.7, four.62, four.six.one, or four.six.
As Martin Brinkmann describes on his Ghacks web site:
It is possible that Microsoft did not update the description still and that the problem is resolved.
To remedy the most apparent issue, no, it does not surface as if everyone exams these things before they are shoved out the Windows Update chute.
Thx to @abbodi86, @PKCano, @gborn, @ghacks and the legions of AskWoody sleuths.
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