The May 2019 Patch Tuesday edition is here and brought a new cumulative update (KB4499179 ) to Windows 10 v1709 users. Windows 10 cumulative update KB4499179 bumps the existing version to build number 16299.1146.
This patch came with numerous security updates and fixes to address some new security flaws.
Enterprise, loT, and Education edition users still enjoy updates for an extended period of 12 months.
It is therefore recommended that users upgrade their PCs ASAP. That is the only way users can continue to receive the latest security and feature updates on their machines.
MS Excel issues fixed
Some users previously reported that MS PGothic or MS UI Gothic fonts in MS Excel caused some visible changes in the formatting of text, cell or the size of its layout. KB4499179 fixed the issue.
Microarchitectural Data Sampling vulnerability fix
Microsoft claims that KB4499179 addresses a newly discovered vulnerability targeting Windows 10 users. This security flaw is named Microarchitectural Data Sampling.
HSTS TLD fixes for UK govt websites
The HTTP Strict Transport Security Top Level Domains for Microsoft Edge and IE welcomed the addition of “uk.gov” in the latest release.
KB4499179 known issues
Surprisingly, Microsoft acknowledged only one known issue in KB4499179. This issue is related to operations performed on files or folders that are on CSV.
Microsoft recommended its users to try one of the following workarounds.
- Perform the operation from a process that has administrator privilege.
- Perform the operation from a node that doesn’t have CSV ownership.
The company says that it is working to fix the issue and an update should be released very soon.
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