Posted October 06, 2018 05:30:58 A new version of DNS (Domain Name System) has been released to address a security issue affecting the majority of users.
Users can update to the new version through the Windows Store or from the Windows Insider Program.
Windows users can download the update now through the following links:DNS update available for Windows 10 users in the following regions:A total of 17,000 Windows updates have been rolled out to fix a security vulnerability that was discovered in the Windows 10 operating system, the Windows Server 2016 operating system and the Windows RT version of Windows 10.
This update was released on October 06.
The update fixes a vulnerability in the way DNS (domain name system) works on Windows 10 that allows an attacker to inject a remote code execution vulnerability.
The security update addresses the issue by ensuring that DNS server addresses are correctly set when using a domain name that’s registered with the DNS server of the Windows Host Services.
The DNS server is configured in the same way as any other DNS server, meaning that an attacker could set up a DNS server that was not configured with the proper DNS settings, according to Microsoft.
Users who upgrade to this version of the DNS update can also use it to configure DNS settings for other Windows operating systems.
For the most up-to-date version of this security bulletin, visit Microsoft’s Security Bulletin archive .
For more information about this security issue, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article CVE-2018-1649.
Windows Update and DNS updateA new Windows Update is available for users in all regions of the world, including Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Windows Update for Windows 8.1 Update for Business is available in Europe and North America and in Australia and New Zealand.
The new version also includes updates for the Windows Phone Store in the United States and the Xbox Store in Australia, Asia and Oceania.
The update for Windows Update comes as part of the latest Windows 10 release, which is available as a free upgrade from Windows Update.
Windows 10 users can update their devices and PCs to the latest version of Update, which comes with all the fixes for the security issues identified in this bulletin, as well as improvements and bug fixes for some other areas of the operating system.
Users can also upgrade to the Windows Update update using the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update.