In its latest update, Microsoft released 14 security patches as part of August 2015 Patch Tuesday. These include fixes for four critical flaws in addition to patches for Windows 10 and Edge browser.
Some of the other areas the updates, which form the latest patch release, are aimed at include Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Lync, Microsoft Silverlight and .NET Framework.
According to Network World, it is the first Patch Tuesday since Microsoft officially rolled out Windows 10.
Shavlik product manager Chris Goettl said that it is the “fallout from the Black Hat conference last week, as security researchers showed off their skills with live exploits.”
Endless Reboot Loop Issue
The release of the KB3081424 update has been designed to make the update process easier for the users, as reported by The Guardian.
“It downloads, reboot to install. Gets to 30% and reboots. Gets to 59% and reboots. Gets to 59% again and then states something went wrong so uninstalling the update. Wait a few minutes and reboot. Back to login screen. This happens without fail, every single time,” Microsoft forum user BrettDM said.
One of the main reasons users are experiencing an endless reboot loop could be attributed to the fact that Microsoft made the installation of Windows 10 mandatory, unlike the previous versions of its operating system.
In an update release summary, the MSRC said, “Today we released security updates to provide protections against malicious attackers. As a best practice, we encourage customers to apply security updates as soon as they are released.”
According to ZDNet, Patch Tuesday also addresses other concerns, including vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework and Mount Manager that could cause elevation of privilege; unsafe command-line parameter passing that could lead to disclosure of information; and flaws in the Microsoft graphics component that could allow remote code execution.
Does Not Fix Windows Store Issues
The current fix does not include a patch for the problems users have encountered with Windows Store. Microsoft announced that it will release a fix regarding Store issues via Windows Update. The flaw has disabled users from accessing the Store, download application updates and use apps on their system.
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