Windows 10 Build 15063.413 is now rolling out to Creators Update PCs

by Fredrick Graves June 29, 2017, 2:13
Windows 10 Build 15063.413 is now rolling out to Creators Update PCs

Despite the fact the operating system has not been supported for some time, the patch was released in an attempt to thwart the WannaCrypt ransomware attacks. Microsoft released a March security patch (MS17-010) to address the targeted Server Message Block 1 flaw in Windows systems, but that release was also somewhat unprecedented in that it also applied to older systems, such as Windows XP.

Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday security updates includes several patches for unsupported versions of Windows.

According to a company statement, the same treatment is being afforded Windows Server 2003, another unsupported but widely used operating system dangerously vulnerable to attack.

Although Microsoft has not said what characteristics of the new vulnerabilities have led it to believe there is the potential for state-sanctioned attackers, the WannaCry reference has led security experts to conclude that the company is referring to leaked NSA hacking tools, released online by an entity calling itself The Shadow Brokers.

In a bid to prevent a similar scenario, Microsoft on Tuesday issued emergency updates for legacy versions of Windows dating back to XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Embedded and Windows 7 Embedded. ZDI noted that while the new Microsoft patch touches different parts of code, the exploit vector remains the same, with remote code execution occurring if a specially crafted shortcut is displayed.

However, while Microsoft is once again patching these older operating systems, you shouldn't get used to this kind of special attention.

Deadly Grenfell Tower blaze because of faulty fridge
An amnesty for people who may have been living in the tower illegally has been suggested, supported by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Police say that 79 people are dead or presumed dead, but suggested the death toll could rise higher.

Therefore, the vulnerabilities Microsoft is looking to patch don't just affect old, now unsupported OSes.

Microsoft has said that the security patch is delivered considering the proximity of the end support for Windows XP.

Microsoft doesn't want its exceptional patch support for unsupported Windows systems this month and the last to be construed as some kind of change to its product support policies, though. That said, those still running XP should really start upgrading to a more secure OS version.

In parallel, Adobe has also released its June security updates vide APSB17-17 for Flash Player and APSB17-18 for Shockwave Player. One of those came one day after last month's outbreak of the highly virulent "WCry" ransom worm, which repurposed NSA-developed exploits. Windows XP users were mostly affected by the said malware attack. If you're still on Windows XP you will have to download the updates manually from the Download Center or the Update Catalog.

Those patches are automatically being installed on more recent versions of Windows, provided that users didn't disable automatic updates. "There are many reasons - some even valid - why patches aren't applied".


TOP News

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting
The law now at issue would ban wagers on state college teams and limit bets to people age 21 and older at casinos and racetracks. New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing sports gambling in 2011, and Gov.

Bikini hiring contest for nuclear plant interns gets toxic reaction
A Czech nuclear power plant has been criticised severely for holding a bikini competition to select its interns . The victor would get a two week internship at the plant and the title of "Miss Energy 2017".

Prime Minister to march in Canada's largest Pride parade today
We can no longer support spaces where a force that can kill us, with impunity, is allowed to patrol a day of celebration. Groups with messages opposing police at Pride made their presence known at parades in Chicago and Seattle as well.

Amateur "Ham" Radio Operators Show How Important They Are During Emergencies
It's also a contest of sort against other amateur (ham) radio operators. "The ham guys on microphones can't do that". "It helps the community in time of need even though we have cell phones and all the modern technology".

No deal yet between UK Conservatives and DUP to back PM May
Trashing this place which we have agreed to share is in no one's interest and condemns us all to misery and further heartache. "And we itemised those matters in which she was dilatory or in default in relation to that agreement", he added.

Edgar Wright explains how Ant-Man departure led to Baby Driver
No one handles a auto like Baby, the title character in Edgar Wright's sixth feature film, " Baby Driver ", opening Friday. About 10 years ago the director drove from NY to L.A., and the experience had an impact on the film.

Qatar Airways seeks 10% stake in American Airlines
In addition, Qatar Airways' chief executive told his counterpart at American that the carrier sought a stake of about 10 per cent. Qatar Airways , American Airlines , IAG's British Airways , Iberia and LATAM, are all members of the oneworld airline alliance.

5 things you need to know about the 2017 BET Awards
Who run the world, especially during award season? As well, a backstage live stream will take place on Twitter around 5:30 p.m. The group is set to be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award and BET is sure to have something in store to delight fans.

Brazil president: corruption charge a 'fiction'
Janot's investigation into Temer was looking into corruption, obstruction of justice and being part of a criminal organization. Janot's 64-page decision was a blistering assessment of Temer and his actions as Brazil's top leader.

Parade of forwards at top of NHL draft
The Blackhawks took a trade swap and moved up a few spots to select Tim Soderlund with the 112 overall pick in the fourth round. New Jersey is coming off its worst season in almost three decades, finishing with a 28-40-14 record. "I love hockey", he said.