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January 3, 2018 KB4056898 (Security-only update) Windows 8

January 3, 2018—KB4056898 (Security-only update)

Applies to: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

Improvements and fixes

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

  • Security updates to Windows SMB Server, Windows Kernel, Windows Datacenter Networking, and Windows Graphics.
For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.

Known issues in this update

SymptomWorkaround
When calling CoInitializeSecurity, the call will fail if passing RPC_C_IMP_LEVEL_NONE under certain conditions.Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.
Due to an issue with some versions of Anti-Virus software, this fix is only being made applicable to the machines where the Anti virus ISV have updated the ALLOW REGKEY.Contact your Anti-Virus AV to confirm that their software is compatible and have set the following REGKEY on the machine
Key="HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE"Subkey="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat"
Value Name="cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc"
Type="REG_DWORD”
Data="0x00000000”

How to get this update

This update will be downloaded and installed automatically from Windows Update. To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


Source: January 3, 2018 KB4056898 (Security-only update) Windows 8

See also: Important: Windows security updates released January 3, 2018, and antivirus software

Direct download links for KB4056898 MSU file from Microsoft Update Catalog:

:ar: Download KB4056898 MSU for Windows 8.1 32-bit (x86) - 59.1 MB

:ar: Download KB4056898 MSU for Windows 8.1 64-bit (x64) - 111.0 MB
 
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Hello Anixx, :)

You may want to uninstall the update for now.

Windows OS security update block for some AMD based device


I've uninstalled, it fixed the problem but the MS did not block the update for my system. The monthly rollup KB4056895 still shows up in the updates manager. This may mean Microsoft considers my system (AMD A6-4400M) not affected. In practice this means I likely will not be able to update the system in the future.
 

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You can hold off installing this update for now, and wait to install the next update whenever released to fix this bug for some with AMD.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
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    Lumia 1520 phone

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    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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