As Microsoft regularly releases security updates for company products on the second Tuesday of each month. And today As a part of January 2019 patch Tuesday update Microsoft released a new set of updates for all supported versions of Windows 10 as following: KB4480116 (OS Build 17763.253) for October 2018 Update, KB4480966 (OS Build 17134.523) for April 2018 Update version 1803, KB4480978 (OS Build 16299.904) for Fall Creators Update version 1709, KB4480973 (OS Build 15063.1563) for Creators Update version 1703, KB4480961 (OS Build 14393.2724) for Anniversary Update version 1607.

These updates include a number of fixes for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers, Windows apps, the Windows kernel, and Windows graphics. As for the non-security refinements in these updates, each of them comes with bugfixes aimed at the Windows 10 version they are supposed to be installed on. As per company these updates didn’t include new features but brings security improvements and Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints.

Download Windows 10 (KB4480116, KB4480966, KB4480978) update

These cumulative updates (KB4480116, KB4480966, KB4480978) include both security and non-security improvements, and it’s essential for users to install them as soon as possible. Compatible devices connected to Microsoft server will automatically get downloaded these updates. Or you can manually check and install Windows 10 cumulative updates from settings -> update & security -> windows update and check for updates. Also, you can download the standalone package from Microsoft update catalog website.




Windows 10 cumulative updates KB4480116

KB4480116 (OS Build 17763.253) Windows 10 1809

A new Cumulative update KB4480116 available for latest Windows 10 October 2018 update the bumps the version number to Windows 10 Build 17763.253. According to the Microsoft support site the latest update KB4480116 for windows 10 1809 address security vulnerabilities, storage problems, and patches Microsoft Edge and other components.

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:“New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”
  • Addresses an issue in which using esentutl /p to repair a corrupt Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database results in a mostly empty database. The ESE database is corrupted and cannot be mounted.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Linux, Windows Virtualization, and the Microsoft Scripting Engine.

KB4480966 (OS Build 17134.523) Windows 10 1803

For those devices running Windows 10 April 2018 Update Microsoft released a new cumulative update KB4480966 and installing this update bump OS build number to 17134.523. The update titled “2019-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 (KB4480966)” comes with both security and non-security improvements.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine .
  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints.

Known issues

SymptomWorkaround
After you install the August Preview of Quality Rollup or September 11, 2018 .NET Framework update, instantiation of SqlConnection can throw an exception. For more information about this issue, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

4470809 SqlConnection instantiation exception on .NET 4.6 and later after August-September 2018 .NET Framework updates.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, some users cannot pin a web link on the Startmenu or the taskbar.Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing KB4467682, the cluster service may fail to start with the error “2245 (NERR_PasswordTooShort)” if the Group Policy “Minimum Password Length” is configured with greater than 14 characters.Set the domain default “Minimum Password Length” policy to less than or equal to 14 characters.
Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
After installing this update, third-party applications may have difficulty authenticating hotspots.Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available mid-January.

KB4480978 (OS Build 16299.904) Windows 10 1709

If you’re still running the Fall Creators Update version 1709, there’s a similar list of patch update rolling out as KB4480978 (OS Build 16299.904). This update addresses an issue that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts.

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability in session isolation that affects PowerShell remote endpoints. By default, PowerShell remoting only works with administrator accounts, but can be configured to work with non-administrator accounts. Starting with this release, you cannot configure PowerShell remote endpoints to work with non-administrator accounts. When attempting to use a non-administrator account, the following error will appear:

    “New-PSSession: [computerName] Connecting to remote server localhost failed with the following error message: The WSMan service could not launch a host process to process the given request. Make sure the WSMan provider host server and proxy are properly registered. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.”

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

New updates for Windows 7 and 8.1

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

KB4480963 Monthly Rollup

  • Protection against Speculative Story Bypass CVE-2018-3639 for AMD-based computers
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows MSXML, Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

KB4480964 Security-only

  • Same as Monthly Rollup

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

KB4480970 Monthly Rollup

  • Protection against Speculative Story Bypass CVE-2018-3639 for AMD-based computers
  • Security updates to Windows Kernel, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

KB4480960 —  Security-only

  • Same as Monthly Rollup

Each cumulative update should now be available to download via Windows Update. After installing the update you can check your Windows build number by press windows + R, type winver and ok. This will display like the image below.

Windows 10 Build 17763.253

Also check Windows 10 update KB4480116, KB4480966, KB4480978 offline download links. And if you Face any difficulty while installing these updates, Windows update stuck checking for updates. Or Cumulative update for windows 10 version 1803 for x64 based system (KB4480966) failed to install with different errors check out this post.