Fall Creators Update Patch Brings Apps Back from the Dead

Rodiano Bonacci
Novembre 15, 2017

Windows 10 November Update (version 1511) dates to 2015 and was due to exit support in October 2017, but in a blog post Microsoft announced that they are extending support a further 6 months, to April 2018. Microsoft has started to roll out Windows 10 cumulative updates carrying security fixes to numerous issues.

Details about four vulnerabilities were published online before today's patches, but fortunately, none were exploited in real-world attacks. The four are CVE-2017-8700 (ASP.NET Core Information Disclosure), 2017-11827 (Microsoft Browser Memory Corruption)[1, 2], CVE-2017-11848 (Internet Explorer Information Disclosure), and CVE-2017-11883 (ASP.NET Core Denial Of Service). The company is today releasing new cumulative updates for users running the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, as well as the original Creators Update.

Besides these, two other security fixes stand out. The first is CVE-2017-11830, a vulnerability that allows attackers to bypass the Windows Device Guard security feature, and CVE-2017-11887, a vulnerability that allows attackers to bypass macro execution protection in Microsoft Excel. We hosted the full report on GitHub, here.

You can also find the changelog for Windows 10 Creators Update Build 15063.726/15063.728 here, and Anniversary Update Build 10586.1232 here. Machines that lack network connectivity or have already encountered this issue should follow the steps in the Microsoft Answers thread "Missing apps after installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update".

Addressed issue that causes the Mixed Reality Portal to stop responding on launch. Microsoft says that they will be providing a "supplemental servicing package" that will address critical and important security issues for those who are still running the older version.

Addressed a compatibility issue that occurs when you play back a Game DVR PC recording using Android or iOS devices.

Addressed issue to ensure that certain USB devices and head-mounted displays (HMD) are enumerated properly after the system wakes up from Connected Standby.

Addressed issue where Get-StorageJob returns nothing when there are storage jobs running on the machine.

Addressed issue where application tiles are missing from the Start menu. Computers that have Internet connectivity and upgrade on or after November 14, 2017 will receive this preventative solution and avoid this issue. Of course, many still prefer that Microsoft release one major update per year and support it for 24 months.

Addressed issue where Microsoft Edge can not create a WARP support process and appears to stop responding for up to 3 seconds during a wait timeout.

The company will continue to support for this version of Windows 10 until April 2018 which is an additional six months after support was set to expire.

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