Microsoft Windows Updates, March 12, 2019

This month the vendor has patched 64 vulnerabilities, 17 of which are rated Critical. As always, customers are advised to follow these security best practices:

  • Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
  • Run all software with the least privileges required while still maintaining functionality.
  • Avoid handling files from unknown or questionable sources.
  • Never visit sites of unknown or questionable integrity.
  • Block external access at the network perimeter to all key systems unless specific access is required.

Microsoft’s summary of the March 2019 releases can be found here:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

This month’s update covers vulnerabilities in:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • ChakraCore
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Jet Database Engine
  • Visual Studio
  • Windows Hyper-V
  • Team Foundation Server
  • Skype for Business and Lync

Windows Server 2019

KB4489899
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Version: OS Build 17763.379

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue in Microsoft HoloLens with tracking and device calibration that has affected some users. You may notice improvement 10-15 minutes after installing this update, but we recommend resetting the holograms for best results. 
  •  Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.
  • Addresses an issue that may degrade graphics and mouse performance with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2, after installing KB4482887.
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Windows Shell, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, Windows Server, Windows Linux, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Wireless Networking, the Microsoft JET Database Engine, Windows Kernel, Windows, and Windows Fundamentals.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

2019-03 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2019 for x64-based Systems (KB4489899)


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Windows Server 2016

KB4489882
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Version: OS Build 14393.2848

This update includes quality improvements. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:

  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.
  • Addresses an issue that, in some cases, causes Windows Server to stop working and restart when hosting multiple terminal server sessions and a user logs off. The faulting driver is win32kbase.sys.
  • Addresses an issue that causes users to receive an erroneous return value of “0” when calling _isleadbyte_l().
  • Security updates to Microsoft Edge, Microsoft Scripting Engine, Internet Explorer, Windows Shell, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Server, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

If you installed earlier updates, only the new fixes contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.

2019-03 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4489882)


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Windows Server 2012 R2

KB4489881
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Version: Monthly Rollup

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4487016(released February 19, 2019) and addresses the following issues:

  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.
  • Addresses an issue with a virtual memory leak and the depletion of the paged pool with the CMNB tag that cause the server to become unresponsive.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4489881)


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Window Server 2012

KB4489891
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Version: Monthly Rollup

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4487024(released February 19, 2019) and addresses the following issues:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Event Viewer from showing some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC).
  • Addresses an issue that may cause users to receive “Error 1309” while installing or uninstalling certain types of MSI and MSP files.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Server, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 for x64-based Systems (KB4489891)


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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

KB4489878
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Version: Monthly Rollup

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4486565(released February 19, 2019) and addresses the following issues:

  • Addresses an issue that may prevent the Event Viewer from showing some event descriptions for network interface cards (NIC).
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Cryptography, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Server, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine .

2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB4489878)


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2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4489878)


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Windows Server 2008 SP2

KB4489880
Release Date: March 12, 2019
Version: Monthly Rollup

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4487022(released February 19, 2019) and addresses the following issues:

  • Addresses an issue in which the abbreviated Japanese Era name did not refer to the typographic ligature. 
  • Addresses an issue that fails to recognize the first character of the Japanese era name as an abbreviation and may cause date parsing issues.
  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Server, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Storage and Filesystems, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows MSXML, and the Microsoft JET Database Engine.

2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems (KB4489880)


windows6.0-kb4489880-x64_3ea54da14b7483d2d0302a8c86147dac9131b48f.msu

2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems (KB4489880)


windows6.0-kb4489880-x64_3ea54da14b7483d2d0302a8c86147dac9131b48f.msu

2019-03 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 for x86-based Systems (KB4489880)


windows6.0-kb4489880-x86_c0e7262cee960d3f233a417a7cd50a8d56d6ddab.msu

Further Reading

Microsoft Security Update Guide March 2019

Microsoft Windows Updates, February 12, 2019

Microsoft Windows Updates, January 8, 2019 (1)

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