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Release Date:



Monthly Rollup

Improvements and fixes

This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4088881(released March 23, 2018) and addresses the following issues:

  • Addresses an issue where a new Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) that has default settings may replace the previously existing NIC, causing network issues

  • Addresses an issue where static IP address settings can be lost

  • Windows Update and WSUS will offer this update to applicable Windows client and server operating systems regardless of the existence or value of the "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\QualityCompat\cadca5fe-87d3-4b96-b7fb-a231484277cc" registry setting. This change has been made to protect user data. 

  • Improves reliability in the kernel, and addresses an issue that can cause applications to have unexpected memory contents on multiprocessor systems.

  • Addresses an issue with printing content generated by ActiveX in Internet Explorer.

  • Addresses an access violation on certain pages in Internet Explorer when it renders SVGs under high load.

  • Addresses an issue that, in some instances, prevents Internet Explorer from identifying custom controls.

  • Addresses a stop error that occurred when the previous month’s update was applied to a 32-bit (x86) computer with a Physical Address Extension (PAE) mode disabled.

  • Security updates to Internet Explorer, Microsoft scripting engine, Microsoft graphics component, Windows Server, Windows datacenter networking, Windows virtualization and kernel, and Windows app platform and frameworks.

For more information about the resolved security vulnerabilities, see the Security Update Guide.


  • This update supercedes update 4100480, Windows kernel update for CVE-2018-1038.

  • Resync is required to get newer revision of this KB for WSUS environment

Known issues in this update



After installing KB4056897 or any other recent monthly updates, SMB servers may experience a memory leak for some scenarios. This occurs when the requested path traverses a symbolic link, mount point, or directory junction and the registry key is set to 1:  


This issue is resolved in KB4103718.

A stop error occurs on computers that don't support Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2 (SSE2).

Upgrade your machines with a processor that supports SSE2 or virtualize those machines.

After you apply this update, the network interface controller may stop working on some client software configurations. This occurs because of an issue related to a missing file, oem<number>.inf. The exact problematic configurations are currently unknown.

  1. To locate the network device, launch devmgmt.msc; it may appear under Other Devices.

  2. To automatically rediscover the NIC and install drivers, select Scan for Hardware Changes from the Action menu.

a. Alternatively, install the drivers for the network device by right-clicking the device and choosing Update. Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software or Browse my computer for driver software.

After installing this update, some Windows 7.0 SP1 files reverted to older versions.

This issue is resolved in KB4103713.

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.

File information

For a list of the files that are provided in this update, download the file information for update 4093118

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