Microsoft’s most recent update came with significant security fixes, but it has also knackered a few other things. Here are the details we have on the latest Patch Tuesday Windows update.
Microsoft has announced that several known issues would arrive with the August 13 Windows update. These include the ‘black screen during the first logon after installing updates’ error, which has been reported by users after previous updates. The issue only affects a small number of users, and only the first time they logon after the upgrade.
Other issues that affect millions of users are way more severe, though, but this Patch Tuesday update has been confirmed to solve all these. Microsoft statement says that “after installing this update, applications that were made using Visual Basic 6 (VB6), macros using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and scripts or apps using Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) may stop responding and you may receive an “invalid procedure call error.”
Versions of Windows affected by the issue
The problem has been discovered to impact users of these Windows versions:
- Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows 10 version 1507
- Windows 10 version 1607 and Windows Server 2016
- Windows 10 version 1703
- Windows 10 version 1709
- Windows 10 version 1803
- Windows 10 version 1809 and Windows Server 2019
- Windows 10 version 1903 and Windows Server 1903
Microsoft is ‘working on a resolution.’
The tech giant announced that it is working on a solving, and it anticipates the fix will roll out sometime in the following days. Users whose experience suffers due to the Patch Tuesday update will have to check for updates to access it manually.
Is this a security problem? Yes. Security experts recommend everyone to install the latest version of the Windows as soon as possible to reduce the possibility of critical security vulnerabilities. Among these vulnerabilities, wormable remote code execution duo is the new issue which made Microsoft urge its users to patch as soon as possible.
This is a security issue because it makes people hesitate before updating versions that are vital from that security point of view. Most of all, the affected are those hundreds of million ordinary Windows users who see that the updates mess with the stuff in the computer and sometimes crash it.
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