Microsoft may have released some updates to their Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems as part of their monthly Patch Tuesday updates but that doesn't mean that they've forgotten about Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Both received security updates today which also contain a fix for an Internet Explorer 11 crash bug on each operating system. Each of these updates can be downloaded manually here. Here are the release notes:
For Windows 7 (Server 2008 R2 SP1), update number KB4025341:
Addressed issue called out in KB4022168 where Internet Explorer 11 may close unexpectedly when you visit some websites.
Security updates to Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Search, Windows Virtualization, Windows Storage and File Systems, Datacenter Networking, Windows Server, Windows kernel, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows shell, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft NTFS, Windows kernel-mode drivers, and ASP.NET.
After installing the security updates for CVE-2017-8563, administrators need to set registry key LdapEnforceChannelBinding to enable the fix for the CVE. For more information about setting the registry key, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 4034879.
For Windows 8.1 (Server 2012 R2), update number KB4025336:
Addressed issue called out in KB4022720 where Internet Explorer 11 may close unexpectedly when you visit some websites.
Addressed issue that causes .jpx and .jbig2 images to stop rendering in PDF files.
Security updates to Windows kernel, ASP.NET, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Search, Windows Storage and Files Systems, Datacenter Networking, Windows Virtualization, Windows Server, Windows shell, Microsoft NTFS, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows kernel-mode drivers, and Microsoft Graphics Component.
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