Today is the second Tuesday of the month and that means that Microsoft has just released security updates for all supported company products.
The August 2018 Patch Day was rather uneventful, especially if you compare it to the July 2018 Patch Day which introduced quite a few serious issues.
Microsoft released security updates for all versions of Windows the company supports officially, for Microsoft Office, and for other company products.
The updates are already available on Windows Update, the Microsoft Download Center, and through other means.
Our monthly series provides you with an overview of this month's security updates and non-security updates that Microsoft released. Links are provided to read up on particular patches on Microsoft's Support website and there is a handy resource listing at the end for deeper information.
Note: We recommend that you wait with the installation of updates until the dust settles. Updates may fix issues but they may also introduce severe issues that may cause all kinds of issues. In any case, we recommend that you create a backup of the system before you install Windows updates.
You may download the following Excel file that lists all released security updates for all Microsoft products in September 2018. Click on the following link to download the file to your system: Security Updates Windows Microsoft September 2018
Windows Server products
Other Microsoft Products
Note: Some Windows 7 systems hit by error 0x8000FFFF when trying to install KB4457144. Best to avoid until resolved.
KB4457144 -- Windows 7 SP1 Monthly Rollup
KB4457145 -- Windows 7 SP1 Security-only Rollup
KB4457129 -- Windows 8.1 Monthly Rollup
KB4457143 -- Windows 8.1 Security-only Rollup
KB4457138 -- Windows 10 version 1703 cumulative update
KB4457142 -- Windows 10 version 1709 cumulative update
KB4457128 -- Windows 10 version 1803 cumulative update
KB4457426 -- Internet Explorer 11 cumulative update
KB4338381 -- Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard
KB4457046 -- Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard
KB4457058 -- Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard
KB4457140 -- Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012
KB4457146 -- Security Update for Adobe Flash Player
KB4457163 -- Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard
KB4457914 -- Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5.1 for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
KB4457915 -- Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012
KB4457916 -- Security Only Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
KB4457917 -- Security Only Update for .NET Framework 2.0 for Windows Server 2008
KB4457918 -- Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1 on Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
KB4457919 -- Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Embedded 8 Standard and Windows Server 2012
KB4457920 -- Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2
KB4457921 -- Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 for Windows Server 2008
KB4462774 -- Security Only Update for .NET Framework 4.0 on WES09 and POSReady 2009
KB4457984 -- Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008
KB4458000 -- Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009
KB4458001 -- Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009
KB4458003 -- Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009
KB4458006 -- Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009
KB4458010 -- Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008
KB4458318 -- Security Update for WES09 and POSReady 2009
-> Windows 7 SP1 and Server 2008 R2
Network interface controller may stop working after the update is installed.
-> Windows 10 version 1803
Listed as having issues in the release notes but no known issues listed on the KB support page.
-> Exchange Server 2010 SP3
A manual install of the security update in normal mode and double-clicking on the update file causes some files to be updated incorrectly.
ADV180022 | Not yet published
ADV180023 | September 2018 Adobe Flash Security Update
KB4456655 -- Windows Server 1803 Servicing stack update
KB890830 -- Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - September 2018
Microsoft released non-security patches for Microsoft Office last month. You can check out our coverage of the September 2018 Office non-security updates here.
KB4032246 -- Word 2013 security update. Same as for Word 2016.
KB4092479 -- Excel 2013 security update. Same as for Excel 2016.
KB4227175 -- Excel 2010 security update. Same as for Excel 2016.
Other Office Products
Kb4092466 -- Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
KB4092467 -- Excel Viewer 2007
KB4092459 -- SharePoint Enterprise Server 2016
KB4092470 -- SharePoint Enterprise Server 2013
KB4022207 -- SharePoint Server 2010
All security updates are released via Windows Update, the Microsoft Update Catalog, and various services that are available only to
Updates scans are made regularly by the operating system but they don't happen in real-time. You can run a manual check for updates at any time in the following way on client versions of Windows:
Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 (version 1607)
Windows 10 (version 1703)
Windows 10 (version 1709)
Windows 10 (version 1803)
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