All information about the Microsoft May Patch-Day for Windows

All information about the Microsoft May Patch-Day for Windows

Microsoft opened May Patch Day and released new updates for all versions of Windows. In addition to patches for current versions of Windows 10 and their predecessors, there are new updates for Windows 8.1. You can find all the information in this article.

Extended support for older versions of Windows 10

Updates are recommended to all users, as they eliminate security gaps and make improvements. Microsoft has already listed all the changes and all available versions (desktop, server, etc.) in the Windows 10 update history and published them in the corresponding knowledge base articles.

Security updates relate in particular to the Microsoft scripting engine, the Windows application platform and platforms, the Windows kernel, Windows peripherals, and the Windows server. There will be no other changes or innovations on May Patch Day. Important for users of Windows 10 version 1809: Microsoft extended support until November 2020 due to the Crown Pandemic. So security updates for all users of this version will continue.

Quick navigation to the individual Windows versions

We have compiled the available updates and translated the news for you. New updates are available for the following Windows versions:

  • Windows 10 version 1903/1909 – May 2019 & November 2019 update
  • Windows 10 version 1809 – October 2018 update
  • Windows 10 version 1803 – April 2018 update
  • Windows 10 version 1709, 1703, 1607 and 1507 – older Windows 10 versions
  • Windows 8.1

Security Updates Windows 10 May & November 2019 Update (1903 & 1909)

The latest versions of Windows 10 received an update: new build numbers: 18362.836 (for version 1903, update from May 2019) and 18363.836 (for version 1909, update from November 2019). Microsoft recommends that you install the latest service stack update (SSU / KB4552152) before downloading the latest cumulative update (LCU).

Highlights

  • Sicherheits-Updates für Microsoft Edge und Internet Explorer
  • Sicherheits-Updates für die Verwendung von Maus, Tastatur oder Stift
  • Updates zur Überprüfung von Benutzernamen und Kennwörtern
  • Sicherheits-Updates bei der Verwendung von Microsoft Xbox
  • Verbesserung der Sicherheit, wenn Windows grundlegende Operationen ausführt
  • Updates zum Speichern und Verwalten von Dateien
  • Sicherheits-Updates für Microsoft Office-Produkte

Improvements and corrections

Note: This version also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 18362.1061) that were released on May 12, 2020. This security update includes quality improvements. The main changes include:

  • Security updates for Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows app platform and frameworks, Microsoft graphics component, Windows input, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows cryptography, Windows authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Linux, Windows Update Stack, Windows network security and container, Windows Active Directory, Windows storage and file systems and the Microsoft JET database engine.

Overview of changes in knowledge base article: KB4556799

Security Updates Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809)

The new build number for version 1809 aka October 2018 update is 17763.1217. Microsoft recommends that the Service Stack Update (SSU / KB4549947 ) be installed in advance before the latest cumulative update (LCU) is loaded.

Highlights

  • Security updates for Microsoft Office products
  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Security updates for the use of a mouse, keyboard, or pen
  • Security updates when using Microsoft Xbox
  • Updates to verify usernames and passwords
  • Improved security when Windows performs basic operations
  • Updates to save and manage files

Improvements and corrections

Note: This version also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 18362.1061) that were released on May 12, 2020. This security update includes quality improvements. The main changes include:

  • Adds Shell Launcher v2 to improve reliability and usability. Shell Launcher v2 allows a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application to be specified as a “replacement” shell
  • Addresses an issue that prevents an NCryptGetProperty () call from returning the correct pbOutput value when pszProperty is set to “Algorithm Group” and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 device is used
  • Security updates for Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Windows app platform and frameworks, the Microsoft graphics component, Windows input and composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows cryptography, Windows authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Linux, Windows Update Stack, Windows core network, Internet information services, Windows network security and containers, Windows Active Directory, Windows Storage, and file systems and the Microsoft JET database engine

Overview of changes in Knowledge Base article: KB4551853

Security updates Windows 10 April 2018 update (1803)

The new build number for version 1803, also known as the April 2018 update, is 17134.1488. Microsoft recommends that the Service Stack Update (SSU / KB4540724 ) be installed in advance before the latest cumulative update (LCU) is loaded.

Highlights

  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Security updates for the use of a mouse, keyboard, or pen
  • Security updates when using Microsoft Xbox
  • Improved security when Windows performs basic operations
  • Updates to save and manage files

Improvements and corrections

This security update includes quality improvements. The main changes include:

  • Addresses an issue that prevents an NCryptGetProperty () call from returning the correct pbOutput value when pszProperty is set to “Algorithm Group” and a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 device is used
  • Security updates for Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Windows app platform and frameworks, the Microsoft graphics component, Windows input and composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows cryptography, Windows authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Linux, Windows Update Stack, Windows core network, Internet information services, Windows network security and containers, Windows Active Directory, Windows storage, and file systems and the Microsoft JET database engine

Overview of changes in knowledge base article: KB4556807

Security updates for Windows 10 version 1709, 1703, 1607, 1507

The older Windows 10 versions of 2015, 2016, and 2017 have also received security updates.

Highlights

  • Security updates for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer
  • Security updates for the use of a mouse, keyboard, or pen
  • Improved security when Windows performs basic operations
  • Updates to save and manage files

Improvements and corrections

Security updates contain quality improvements. The main changes include:

  • Security updates for Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Windows app platform and frameworks, the Microsoft graphics component, Windows input and composition, Windows Media, Windows Shell, Microsoft Xbox, Microsoft Edge, Windows Fundamentals, Windows cryptography, Windows authentication, Windows Kernel, Windows Linux, Windows Update Stack, Windows core network, Internet information services, Windows network security and containers, Windows Active Directory, Windows storage, and file systems and the Microsoft JET database engine

Overview of changes in Knowledge Base articles:

KB4556812 , KB4556804 , KB4556813 , and KB4556826 .

Security updates Windows 8.1

The most convenient way to update Windows 8.1 is to use the update packs compiled by Taskboot, which we will activate as soon as possible and thus keep you up to date. It is important that the Windows Update service is switched off before the installation.

Microsoft offers the so-called security-only patch and the monthly rollup update. This security update includes improvements and fixes that were part of update KB4550958 (released April 21, 2020) and addresses the following issues:

  • Resolves an issue that caused offline file synchronization in mobsyc.exe to stop responding or to fail
  • Security updates for Internet Explorer, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Input and Composition, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Windows Core Networking, Internet Information Services, Windows Network Security and Containers, Windows Active Directory, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, and Windows Storage and Filesystems.

Knowledge Base: KB4556846

According to the release notes provided by Microsoft, the security updates related to security updates for Windows authentication, Windows cryptography, the Windows kernel, Windows peripherals, and for Windows servers.

 

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