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Microsoft deploys Patch Tuesday for its "old" Windows, 7 and 8.1

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Written by Guillaume
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For several years now, we have been talking about Windows 10, yet Patch Tuesday continues for the older versions of the operating system.

Thus, as every second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft has deployed a few days ago the corrective updates for Windows 7 on one side and Windows 8.1 on the other. The idea is always the same, it has not changed for several years now: to go back to the latest flaws or new vulnerabilities reported around the two old Windows. In this case, however, there is still no question of coming back to a recurring problem encountered with .CSV files. We will have to wait a little longer for this.

As the Neowin journalist points out, the latest Patch Tuesday firstly includes a set of patches available directly via Windows Update and, secondly, downloads related to security flaws. These packages are not available on Windows Update, you have to deploy them manually.

In the case of Windows 8.1, we are talking about the KB5003209 update that we must download through this link. It is about reversing security issues related to Windows App Platform, Frameworks and Windows Silicon Plateform, as well as the Microsoft Scripting Engine. However, Neowin points out that the problem with the CSV file format is still present: an error message - "STATUS_BAD_IMPERSONATION_LEVEL (0xC00000A5)" - can be displayed and there is no real solution for the moment. Microsoft suggests performing the operation from a process with administrator privileges or from a node that does not have CSV rights.

In the case of Windows 7, we are talking about the KB5003233 update that can be downloaded through this link. It is about correcting a problem related to the SMB (Server Message Block) protocol that can lead to crashes with the appearance of the error message "0xA". It concerns devices running Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1). In addition, the same security concerns related to Windows App Platform, Frameworks and Windows Silicon Plateform, as well as the Microsoft Scripting Engine are affected.

Along with these announcements, Microsoft has announced the end of support for three versions of Windows 10 - even in the enterprise - these are 1803, 1809 and 1909. Finally, the editor stressed that the problems related to the CSV format should find their correction with the next update.