Microsoft releases Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 7 devices

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Microsoft as part of the May 2019 Patch Tuesday has released a
new set of updates for its Windows 7. The company has also
released security only updates which do not come with any
non-security fixes.

Windows 7 update KB4499164 comes with improvements which
include patches for Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS)
flaw. The patch update also comes with fixes for issues
reported in Microsoft Excel when using certain fonts.

The company has also made it a point to push a fix for a bug
which prevented Visual Studio Simulator from starting. The
Redmond Giant has discovered a new vulnerability CVE-2019-0708
in Remote Desktop Services for Windows 7 users which happens in
the pre-authentication stage which does not require any user
interaction.

The vulnerability is said to be similar to the WannaCry malware
and is expected to spread from one device to another device
very quickly. Hence to protect users from this vulnerability,
Microsoft has released has included the patch in the latest
update.

The Patch Tuesday update can be automatically downloaded from
Windows Update. The company has reported one issue in the Patch
Tuesday update which could affect Windows 7 PCs which have the
McAfee security products installed.

The users will not be able to use the McAfee security products
after installing the patch update on their Windows 7 PCs.
Microsoft is currently working with McAfee to provide a quick
fix for the bug.

As has already been reported in our previous articles that the
Windows 7 operating system is in its last year of support, and
will not be receiving any updates in January 2020.



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