Microsoft delivers second cumulative update for Windows 10

Microsoft is rolling out to Windows 10 users its second cumulative rollup of fixes on this month's Patch Tuesday.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

A week after delivering its first cumulative update for Windows 10, Microsoft is out with another.

This week, it's KB3081436. (Thanks to Michael Reinders for the pointer.) Last week, it was KB3081424.

Last week's Windows 10 cumulative update was focused on performance and functionality, not security. For this week's rollup, the KB page is here.

In addition to a security update for the new Edge browser in Windows 10, here's what else is included in the fixes in today's update:

  • Vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework could allow elevation of privilege
  • Unsafe command-line parameter passing could allow information disclosure
  • Vulnerability in Mount Manager could allow elevation of privilege
  • Vulnerabilities in Microsoft graphics component could allow remote code execution
  • Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

I'm not sure if Microsoft is including a promised fix for issues a number of us have been experiencing with the Windows 10 Store. Update: The answer is no. This update does not address the ongoing Store issues, as Curt Kessler noted.

Microsoft officials said yesterday that the company would issue a fix via Windows Update for the Store problems which have prevented a number of Windows 10 users from being able to access the Windows Store, download Windows Store app updates and use certain Windows Store apps on their systems. Users began reporting these Store/app problems at the end of last week and more and more users are saying they are being affected as time is going on.

As I noted last week, one of my contacts said Microsoft is planning to deliver cumulative update rollups, possibly on a weekly basis, for at least the first month of Windows 10 availability. Microsoft began rolling out Windows 10 on July 29.

In addition to delivering the new cumulative update for Windows 10, Microsoft is issuing a bunch of other fixes and updates as part of its regular Patch Tuesday.

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