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Patch Management / Windows 10 / Windows 7

Microsoft Delivers Out-of-Band Update to Patch Intel Processor Flaw, But Gotchas Exist in AV Products

Promised to deliver at least by the first Patch Tuesday of 2018 on January 9, 2018, Microsoft has now delivered the update that is intended to compensate for the flaws in Intel’s processors that would allow attackers to compromise Windows PCs.

January 3, 2018—KB4056897 (Security-only update) – Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

January 3, 2018—KB4056892 (OS Build 16299.192) –  Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 1709

January 3, 2018—KB4056891 (OS Build 15063.850) – Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 1703

January 3, 2018—KB4056890 (OS Build 14393.2007) – Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 1607

January 3, 2018—KB4056888 (OS Build 10586.1356) – Windows 10 1511

January 3, 2018—KB4056893 (OS Build 10240.17738) – Windows 10 initial 2015 release

However, according to the Known Issue description:

Due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this fix is only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV have updated the ALLOW REGKEY.
Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following REGKEY on the machine.
Key=”HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE”Subkey=”SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat”
Value Name=”cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc”
Type=”REG_DWORD”
Data=”0x00000000”

 


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