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KB3116900 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 1511 patches it to 10586.29

KB3116900 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 1511 patches it to 10586.29

by AshwinDecember 9, 2015

Microsoft is rolling out a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Threshold 2, the first major update to the operating system which was released about a month ago.

KB3119147 KB3116900 Windows Update
The latest update for the 1511 Build is KB3116900.

According to the Microsoft Knowledgebase article, these are the changes which the update brings.

The cumulative update package includes fixes, from a whopping seven security bulletins. Three of these bulletins consist of updates which fixes issues which had the potential to give an attacker elevation of privilege (admin rights), and the affected components were Windows kernel mode drivers, Windows RMCAST and one in Windows itself, where a malicious app could be used for gaining admin rights.

Two other security bulletins are for updates which patch up issues related to remote code execution, with the affected components being the Microsoft graphics component, Microsoft VBScript and JScript.

The final two bulletins consist of updates, which fixes security issues in the two browsers in Windows 10, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11. The fixes are once again, related to remote code executions, which could be triggered when the user visits a malicious web page in either browser.

The KB3116900 Windows Update is already rolling out to PCs running on Windows 10 1511. But in case it hasn’t reached your PC yet, try running a manual check for updates, by navigating to Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

KB3119147 Windows Update:

Additionally, the Redmond company is also rolling out a security update, called KB3119147, also exclusively for Windows 10 1511, which patches the built-in Flash Player plugin in Internet Explorer.

You will need to restart the computer to apply the updates, but you can also choose to shutdown and update as well, an option which I haven’t noticed until today’s update. But it still patches some files the next time you boot up the PC, which is a bit annoying. Oh, and additionally, the KB3116900 Windows Update patches Windows 10 1511 from Build 10586.17 to Build 10586.29. This happens to be on par with the latest Windows 10 Mobile version.

Windows 10 1511 Build 10586.29

Oddly enough, many users have reported that they are yet to get the Windows 10 November Update on their PCs, and are still stuck with the Build 10240 RTM Build. Microsoft’s phased rollouts are much slower than we had anticipated.

Speaking of major Windows updates, Microsoft has been found to be aggressively pushing the Windows 10 Upgrade to Windows 7,8 and 8.1 Users repeatedly with new versions of the GWX app, despite users opting out of the upgrade.