Microsoft releases new patches for Windows 10: KB4457138 and KB4457142


Ivan Jenic
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Microsoft has come up with a new patch for Windows 10 which it claimed will help fix a few known vulnerabilities of several applications, besides allowing for a more stable working environment. Microsoft also stated there are no new feature additions included in the update as it consists mostly of fixes and enhancements.

Among the patches released include KB4457138 (OS Build 15063.1324) and KB4457142 (OS Build 16299.665). Both the patches were released on September 11 as part of the usual patch Tuesday ritual followed at Microsoft wherein new patches and fixes are released every month.

KB4457138 and KB4457142 for Windows 10: what’s new?

Among the applications and features that benefit of stability improvements from the update KB4457138 and KB4457142 include:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft scripting engine
  • Windows graphics
  • Windows media
  • Windows Shell
  • Windows cryptography
  • Windows virtualization and kernel
  • Windows datacenter networking
  • Windows Hyper-V
  • Windows Linux
  • Windows kernel
  • Microsoft JET Database Engine
  • Windows MSXML
  • Windows Server.

Both the updates are programmed to download and install automatically as part of the usual update procedure for Windows 10. However, for those who have disabled automatic update process or have paused the process can also download the specific updates from the Microsoft support page for the same. However, for those who have already updated their device may have also received the above patches as well.

Meanwhile, Microsoft also stated the above update does not have any known issues as of now. This should be a huge relief for those who have faced the worst post updating their systems, which even includes their systems failing to reboot again even after upgrading their devices. Nonetheless, it is always advisable to go for the latest updates to ensure their devices remain safe and secure at all times.

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