It’s the second Tuesday of the month, and that means it’s time for Patch Tuesday updates. As usual, today’s cumulative updates are heading out to all supported versions of Windows. These include Windows 10 and all older versions of Windows that are still supported. That list includes Windows 8.1 and its corresponding server version Windows Server 2012 R2, and the original Windows Server 2012. As previously Microsoft announced Windows 7 support ended on January 14, 2020, only users signup (paid) for Extended Security Updates will receive Security Updates for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 SP2
For Windows 8.1
- KB5000848 – Monthly Rollup
- KB5000822 – Security-only Update
Devices running older Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 will receive monthly Rollup KB5000848, Security-only update KB5000822 that Brings security updates to Windows Fundamentals, Windows Shell, Windows UAC, Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking, Windows Media, and Windows Graphics.
Addresses an elevation of privilege security vulnerability documented in CVE-2021-1640 related to print jobs submitted to “FILE:” ports.
After installing Windows updates from March 9, 2021 and later, print jobs that are in a pending state before restarting the print spooler service or restarting the OS will remain in an error state. Manually delete the affected print jobs and resubmit them to the print queue when the print spooler service is online.
In addition, KB5000848 (Monthly Rollup) Addresses an issue in which a non-native device that is in the same realm does not receive a Kerberos Service ticket from Active Directory DCs.
The company noted a known issue with this update where, Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”.
Devices with some Asian language packs installed may receive the error, “0x800f0982 – PSFX_E_MATCHING_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND.”
You can download the KB5000848, KB5000822 offline package here
Windows 7 SP1
- KB5000841 – Monthly Rollup
- KB5000851 – Security-only update
Note: On January 14, 2020, Windows 7 reached its end of support. And today Microsoft released a new post-EOS update in the form of KB5000851, which is a security-only update, and KB5000841 (monthly rollup).
While KB4592471 includes improvements and fixes that were part of KB5000841 released last month, KB5000851 comes as a standalone security update and it’s free for all Windows 7 users.
Both of these updates for Windows 7 bring Security updates to Windows Fundamentals, Windows Shell, Windows UAC, Windows Hybrid Cloud Networking, and Windows Media.
In addition KB5000841 Patches an elevation of privilege issue of print jobs submitted to FILE ports described in CVE-2021-1640. Pending print jobs will remain in an error state, these need to be deleted manually according to Microsoft.
Certain operations, such as rename, that you perform on files or folders that are on a Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) may fail with the error, “STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)”.
Note: After installing this update and restarting your device, you might receive the error, “Failure to configure Windows updates. Reverting Changes. Do not turn off your computer”, and the update might show as Failed in Update History.
This is expected in the following circumstances:
- If you are installing this update on a device that is running an edition that is not supported for ESU. For a complete list of which editions are supported, see KB4497181.
- If you do not have an ESU MAK add-on key installed and activated.
To get past the problem, Microsoft recommends following all the prerequisites before updating and also make sure that your key is activated.
Download Windows 7 update
Also, New cumulative updates available for the latest Windows 10 version 20H2, read the changelog from here.