For October 2018 update (version 1809) users, Microsoft just released KB4467708 update with security fixes and improvements. Some of the fixes include issues with on-screen keyboard and security improvements for various apps modules like Windows App Platform, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows Graphics, Wireless Networking, Kernel, Windows Media, etc. Most of all, the KB4467708 update includes protection from Speculative Execution side-channel vulnerability from AMD users. It is strongly suggested you install the KB4467708 update to implement the security fixes. The direct download links for KB4467708 can be found below.
If you are using April 2018 update, Microsoft released KB4467702 update. You can download KB4467702 from here.
You can install the KB4467708 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 KB4467708 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 17763.134. You can check that by pressing the keyboard shortcut Win + R, and typing
Alternatively, you can also download KB4467708 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 KB4467708 Offline Installer
Here is the direct download link to download KB4467708 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 KB4467708 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 17763.134.
Full KB4467708 Change Log
This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
- Provides protections 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 prevents users from signing in to a Microsoft account (MSA) as a different user if signing in a second time.
- Addresses an issue that denies file system access to Internet of Things (IoT) Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps that require this capability.
- Addresses an issue that causes the on-screen keyboard to appear when running automated tests or when you install a physical keyboard.
- Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Windows Scripting, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Graphics, Windows Media, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, and Windows Wireless Networking.
That’s it for now