For April 2018 users, Microsoft just released its first patch Tuesday update for November month. The November 2018 patch for April 2018 update (version 1803) users contains some important fixes, improvements, and protection against Speculative Store Bypass vulnerability for AMD users. You can think of it as mostly a security update with non-security related fixes and improvements. The direct download links for KB4467702 can be found below.
Keep in mind that Microsoft also released KB4467708 for October 2018 update users. Download KB4467708 from here.
You can install the KB4467702 update directly from the PC settings app. To do that, open the PC settings app from the start menu, go to “Update and Security -> Windows Update” and click on the “Check for Updates” in the right panel. Windows 10 will automatically download and install the KB4467702 update in minutes. After updating you need to restart your Windows system to apply the update. Once the update has been applied, the Windows 10 version number will be updated to 17134.407. You can check that by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + R, and typing
Alternatively, you can also download KB4467702 offline installer and install it like any other Windows software. This is useful if you are facing problems with updating Windows automatically or if you’ve paused Windows 10 updates.
Direct Download Links to Download KB4467702 Offline Installer
Here is the direct download link to download KB4467702 update. This link contains download links for both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) system. Depending on your system architecture, download the one you need. You can install KB4467702 like any other software. Don’t forget to restart Windows to apply the update. Like I said before, the Windows 10 version number will be updated to 17134.407.
Full KB4467702 Change Log
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
- Provides protection against an additional subclass of speculative execution side-channel vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639) for AMD-based computers. These protections aren’t enabled by default. For Windows client (IT pro) guidance, follow the instructions in KB4073119. For Windows Server guidance, follow the instructions in KB4072698. Use these guidance documents to enable mitigations for Speculative Store Bypass (CVE-2018-3639). Additionally, use the mitigations that have already been released for Specter Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) and Meltdown (CVE-2017-5754).
- Addresses an issue that may prevent developer tools (F12) from starting in Microsoft Edge.
- Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Scripting, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Wireless Networking, Windows Kernel, and Windows Server.
That’s is it for now.