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Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2018 release overview

It is June 12, 2018 and that means it is time for another Microsoft Patch Day overview. Microsoft releases security updates for its products on the second Tuesday of every month.

The overview offers information on all security and non-security updates that Microsoft released today as well as details about known issues, published security advisories, and the distribution of updates for all supported client and server operating systems and Microsoft's browsers.

The guide includes instructions on finding and download updates, direct download links for those that use them, and resource links pointing to Microsoft's website for further details on individual patches and the release in general.

As always, feel free to share your experience in the comment section below.

Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2018

Click on the following link to download an Excel spreadsheet listing all released security updates for Microsoft products on the June Patch Day: june-2018-security-updates-windows.zip

Executive Summary

  • Microsoft released security updates for all client and server operating systems that are supported by the company.
  • All versions of Windows are affected by at least one critical security vulnerability.
  • Support for Speculative Store Bypass Disable (SSBD) was added but is not enabled by default. See notes below.
  • Microsoft released security updates for the following products as well: Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash Player.

Operating System Distribution

  • Windows 7: 9 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical and 7 important.
  • Windows 8.1: 8 vulnerabilities of which 2 are rated critical and 6 important.
  • Windows 10 version 1607: 25 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 21 important.
  • Windows 10 version 1703: 25 vulnerabilities of which 3 are rated critical and 22 important.
  • Windows 10 version 1709: 27 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 23 important.
  • Windows 10 version 1803: 26 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 22 important.

Windows Server products

  • Windows Server 2008 R2: 9 vulnerabilities which 2 are rated critical and 7 important.
  • Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2: 8 vulnerabilities which 2 are rated critical and 6 important.
  • Windows Server 2016: 24 vulnerabilities of which 4 are rated critical and 22 important.

Other Microsoft Products

  • Internet Explorer 11: 4 vulnerabilities, 2 critical, 2 important
  • Microsoft Edge: 7 vulnerabilities, 3 critical, 4 important

Windows Security Updates

Notes

  • Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016 systems need KB4132216 prior to installing the June 2016 update.
  • To protect against CVE-2017-5715, Windows Server admins need to consult KB4072698. Client versions are protected automatically.
  • To protect against CV-2017-5754, Windows Server admins need to consult KB4072698. Client versions are protected automatically.
  • To protect against CVE-2018-3639, Windows Server admins and Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 admins need to consult ADV180012.

Check out our instructions on adding the protection here.

KB4284867 -- Windows 7 SP1 Security-only update

KB4284826 -- Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup update

  • Increased Internet Explorer cookie limit from 50 to ? (Microsoft does not mention the new limit).
  • Improve reliability of Internet Explorer when using geolocation.

KB4284878 -- Windows 8.1 SP1 Security-only update

KB4284815 -- Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup update

  • Blocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present.
  • Increases IE's 50 cookie limit.
  • Improves IE geolocation.
  • Permits band-capable disks with one partition and MSR to convert to dynamic disk.

KB4284880 -- Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016

  • Performance improvements
  • Blocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present.
  • Fixed stop error E1 issue when booting with Unified Write Filter and a connected USB hub.
  • Permits band-capable disks with one partition and MSR to convert to dynamic disk.
  • IE cookie limit increased from 50.

KB4284874 -- Windows 10 version 1703 cumulative update

  • Performance improvements
  • Fixed a mobile-only issue where Enterprise files could be saved as personal files with Windows Information Protection policy enabled.
  • Same firmware issue as described above.
  • Same E1 stop error issue as above.
  • Same IE cookie limit increase.

KB4284819 -- Windows 10 version 1709 cumulative update

  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixed Edge issue that caused incorrect responses to XML requests.
  • SameSite cookie web standard in IE and Edge.
  • Addressed IE version that prevents the browser from using an updated version of location services.
  • Blocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present.

KB4284835 -- Windows 10 version 1803 cumulative update

  • Includes fix for Intuit QuickBooks.
  • Support for SameSite cookie web standard in IE and Edge.
  • Addressed IE version that prevents the browser from using an updated version of location services.
  • Fixed a gaming related issues that would hide certain dialogs if a system was connected to monitors that support interlaced displayed formats.
  • Addressed an issue with brightness controls on laptops.
  • Fixed GameBar failed to launch issue.
  • Blocks firmware updates on devices that have BitLocker enabled but Secure Boot disabled or not present. Admins may
    • suspend Bitlocker to install the firmware.
    • install firmware updates before the next OS startup.
    • restart the device so that Bitlocker does not remain in suspended state.
  • Fixed Black Screen issue when booting the opreating system.

KB4230450 -- Internet Explorer Cumulative update - The standalone update is not applicable for installation on devices that have the June 2018 updates (or later) installed already.

KB4093227 -- Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) denial of service vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.

KB4130956 -- Remote code execution vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.

KB4230467 -- Security update for vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2008.

KB4234459 --Windows kernel information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Server 2008.

KB4284846 -- Security-only update for Windows Server 2012.

KB4284855 -- Monthly Rollup for Windows Server 2012

KB4293928 -- Security Update for Windows XP Embedded

KB4294413 -- Security update for the HIDParser elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows Server 2008, Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, and Windows Embedded Standard 2009

Known Issues

Windows 7 SP1:

Stop error on computer systems that don't support SIMD or SSE2.

The network interface controller will stop working after you apply the update because of "an issue with Windows and third-party software that is related to a missing file (oem<number>.inf)".

Workaround: Start devmgmt.msc and select Action > Scan for Hardware Changes.

Alternative workaround: Right-click the device in the Device Manager and select Update. Then "search automatically for updated driver software" or "Browse my computer for driver software".

Windows 10 version 1607, Windows Server 2016:

Reliability issues have been observed during the creation of shielded VMs and the required artifacts for their deployment. There are also reliability issues for the Shielding File Wizard with or without the SCVMM interface.

Note: Existing shielded VMs and HGSs are not affected.

Windows 10 version 1709:

Issues with some non-English platforms where a few strings may be displayed in English instead of the selected interface language.

Windows 10 version 1803:

Some users may receive "An invalid argument was supplied" when accessing files from a shared folder using the SMBv1 protocol.

Workaround: Enable a different protocol version on client and server. See KB2696547.

Security advisories and updates

ADV180012 -- Microsoft Guidance for Speculative Store Bypass

ADV180013 -- Microsoft Guidance for Rogue System Register Read

ADV180014 -- June 2018 Adobe Flash Security Update

Non-security related updates

KB4091666 -- Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1507.

KB4091663 -- Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1703.

KB4090007 -- Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1709 and Windows Server 2016.

KB4100347 -- Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 version 1803 and Windows Server 2016.

KB4284848 -- Windows 10 version 1803 and Windows Server 2016

KB4293700 -- Critical compatibility update for upgrading to Windows 10 Version 1709

KB4293701 -- Compatibility update for upgrading to Windows 10 version 1803

KB890830 -- Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - June 2018

KB4338548 -- Update for Windows 10 version 1803. Fixes a issue in QuickBooks Desktop; QuickBooks multi-user mode service fails to start with error "Windows could not start the QuickBooksDBXX service on Local Computer." and “Error 193: 0xc1”

KB4100403 -- Update for Windows 10 version 1803.  KB4100403 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1803. Fixes various issues.

KB4103714 -- Update for Windows 10 version 1709.  See KB4103714 cumulative update for Windows 10 version 1709. Fixes various issues.

KB4103722 -- Update for Windows 10 version 1703.

KB4103720 -- Update for windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016. See Windows 10 version 1703 and 1607 updates KB4103722 and KB4103720. Fixes lots of issues.

Microsoft Office Updates

Check out the June 2018 non-security updates overview for Office here. What follows is the list of released security updates for Microsoft Office products.

Office 2016

  • KB4022174 -- Fixes a security issue in Excel 2016.
  • KB4022177 -- Fixes a security issue in Outlook 2016.
  • KB4022160 -- Fixes a security issue in Outlook 2016.

Office 2013

  • KB4022191 -- Patches a security issue in Excel 2013.
  • KB4022182 -- Fixes a security issue in Office 2013.
  • KB4018387 -- Fixes a security issue in Office 2013.
  • KB4022169 -- Fixes a security issue in Outlook 2013.

Office 2010

  • KB4022209 -- Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Excel 2010.
  • KB4022199 -- Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Office 2010.
  • KB3115248 -- Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Office 2010.
  • KB3115197 -- Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Office 2010.
  • KB4022205 -- Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Outlook 2010.
  • KB4011186 -- Fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in Publisher 2010.

How to download and install the June 2018 security updates

windows updates june 2018

Note: Please back up your system partition or entire device before you install Windows updates. Things may go wrong and a backup ensures that you can restore the previous version.

Windows users and admins have several ways to obtain updates and install these on supported devices.

The default option for Home users is to use Windows Update but there are also options to download updates individually from the Microsoft Update Catalog website or through the use of third-party tools like Windows Update MiniTool.

Windows Update checks for updates regularly and will download and install them automatically by default on most systems.

Do the following to run a manual update check:

  1. Tap on the Windows-key to open the Start Menu.
  2. Type Windows Updates and select the result.
  3. Click on the "check for updates" button if the update check is not run automatically.

Note: If you use Windows 10, checking for updates may find new feature updates for Windows 10. If you don't want those, either configure Windows to postpone feature updates by switching from Semi-Annual Channel (Targeted) to Semi-Annual Channel under Advanced Options in Settings > Update & Security.

Direct update downloads

Updates for all supported versions of Windows may also be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog website. Just click on the direct links below to do so.

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP

  • KB4284826 -- 2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7
  • KB4284867 — 2018-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 7

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

  • KB4284815 — 2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1
  • KB4284878 — 2018-06 Security Only Quality Update for Windows 8.1

Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 (version 1607)

  • KB4284880 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607

Windows 10 (version 1703)

  •  KB4284874 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1703

Windows 10 (version 1709)

  • KB4284819 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709

Windows 10 (version 1803)

  • KB4284835 — 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709

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Comments

  1. treefox said on June 12, 2018 at 8:18 pm
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    When I searched for KB4284819 (Windows 10 Version 1709) on the Catalog website, it shows two sets of Cumulative Update with different size (screenshot: https://vgy.me/61B1Tm.png)

    Which one should I download?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 12, 2018 at 8:26 pm
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      Good question. I don’t have the answer. I’d probably wait until this gets resolved, but if you are in a hurry, pick the version released today. Make a backup before you do though.

  2. chesscanoe said on June 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm
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    Martin, this article says “How to download and install the May 2018 security updates” but just below that speaks to KB4284835 that installed automatically today on my Windows 10 1803 x64 Home laptop.Should it not say June 2018?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 12, 2018 at 9:30 pm
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      Yes it should, damn copy paste ;)

  3. Anonymous said on June 12, 2018 at 9:29 pm
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    Typo : Change KB3284878 to Windows 8.l Security-only update.

    Improve reliability of Internet Explorer when using geolocation.

    KB4284878 — Windows 7 SP1 Security-only update

    KB4284815 — Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup update

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 12, 2018 at 9:32 pm
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      Thank You!

  4. Franck said on June 12, 2018 at 9:49 pm
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    Awesome article, thank you so much for the organized and detailed information !

  5. chris said on June 12, 2018 at 9:57 pm
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    Do you think it would be ok to go get 1803 or should i stiay with 1709 for now?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on June 12, 2018 at 10:22 pm
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      I would wait a bit longer but if you want to try make a system backup before you do so you can go back.

  6. chris2201 said on June 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm
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    Would it be alright to try 1803 or should i stay with 1709 for now?

    1. treefox said on June 12, 2018 at 11:23 pm
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      Personally, I prefer to stay with 1709 until it reaches its end of service (April 9, 2019).

      Let other early adopters be the beta testers.

  7. Dave said on June 12, 2018 at 10:50 pm
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    Any news on when, if ever, M$ is going to fix the broken LAN in 1803?

  8. Cinikal said on June 13, 2018 at 4:21 am
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    Brightness control is fixed here.

    Will Media Creation Tool add these latest fixes? Seem to recall I would need to look at the date in properties.

  9. Nizar said on June 13, 2018 at 10:23 am
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    Is there any problems faced on windows servers by installing the June month patches?

  10. Tek Bahadur said on June 14, 2018 at 6:09 am
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    Win 10, x64, Ver 1803
    Applied- KB4284835 (13th June 2018)
    Affected- Network Connection (Wifi, Ethernet)
    Uninstalled the update and fixed the issue.

    Waiting for bug-less patch…

  11. Jody Thornton said on June 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm
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    Is anyone finding that slow downs are accumulating on updates since January? I wasn’t so sure if this were the case, but some interesting analysis here
    https://msfn.org/board/topic/177526-windows-81-patch-performance-findings-not-surpisingly-the-latest-patches-are-costly/

    (and this appears to be the case if Specter and Meltdown updates are bypassed)

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