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Microsoft Security Advisory Notification Issued: August 15, 2018

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Title: Microsoft Security Advisory Notification

Issued: August 15, 2018

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Security Advisories Released or Updated on August 15, 2018 ===================================================================

 

* Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180002

 

 – Title: Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel

   vulnerabilities

 – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/

   advisory/ADV180002

 – Reason for Revision: Updated FAQ #18 to announce that with the

   Windows security updates released on Augus 18, 2918, Microsoft Smiley Very Happy “August 18, 2018”

   is providing the solution for customers with AMD-based devices

   who experienced high CPU utilization after installing the June

   or July security updates and updated microcode from AMD. Microsoft

   recommends that these customers install the August Windows

   secrurity updates and re-enable the Spectre Variant 2 mitigations

   if they were previously disabled. This solution is available in

   the August Windows security updates for: Windows 10 version 1607.

   Windows 10 version 1709. Windows 10 version 1803, Windows 7

   Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server, version 1709

   (Server Core Installation), Windows Server, version 1803 (Server

   Core Installation), and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1.

   The FAQ will be updated as further updates become available.

 – Originally posted: January 3, 2018

 – Updated: August 15, 2018

 – Version: 24.0

 

* Microsoft Security Advisory ADV180021

 

 – Title: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update

 – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/

   advisory/ADV180021

 – Reason for Revision: Information published.

 – Originally posted: August 15, 2018

 – Updated: N/A

 – Version: 1.0

 

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