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Release Date:

11/07/2017

Version:

Security-only update

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 kernel, ASP.NET, Internet Explorer 11, Windows Search, Windows Storage and File Systems, Datacenter Networking, Windows Virtualization, Windows Server, Windows shell, Microsoft NTFS, Microsoft PowerShell, Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers, and Microsoft Graphics Component.

For more information about the security vulnerabilities resolved, please refer to the Security Update Guide.

More Information

Important

  • After installing the security updates for CVE-2017-8563, administrators need to set registry key LdapEnforceChannelBinding to enable the fix for the CVE. For more information about setting the registry key, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 4034879.

Known issues in this update

Symptom

Workaround

After installing KB4025333 powershell may fail with a "Method not found" error (if you didn't have KB3000850 installed)

This issue has been resolved by KB4038792.

If an iSCSI target becomes unavailable, attempts to reconnect will cause a leak. Initiating a new connection to an available target will work as expected.

Microsoft is working on a resolution and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

Japanese IME may hang in certain scenarios.

Install KB2962409

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 computers that experience disconnections to iSCSI attached targets may show many different symptoms. These include, but are not limited to:

  • The operating system stops responding.

  • You receive Stop errors (Bugcheck errors) 0x80, 0x111, 0x1C8, 0xE2, 0x161, 0x00, 0xF4, 0xEF, 0xEA, 0x101, 0x133, or 0xDEADDEAD.

  • User logon failures occur together with a "No Logon Servers Available" error.

  • Application and service failures occur because of ephemeral port exhaustion.

  • An unusually high number of ephemeral ports are being used by the System process.

  • An unusually high number of threads are being used by the System process.

Cause

This issue is caused by a locking issue on Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 RS1 computers, causing connectivity issues to the iSCSI targets. The issue can occur after installing any of the following updates:

Windows Server 2012 R2

Release date

KB

Article title

May 16, 2017

KB4015553

April 18, 2017—KB4015553 (Preview of Monthly Rollup)

May 9, 2017

KB4019215

May 9, 2017—KB4019215 (Monthly Rollup)

May 9, 2017

KB4019213

May 9, 2017—KB4019213 (Security-only update)

April 18, 2017

KB4015553

April 18, 2017—KB4015553 (Preview of Monthly Rollup)

April 11, 2017

KB4015550

April 11, 2017—KB4015550 (Monthly Rollup)

April 11, 2017

KB4015547

April 11, 2017—KB4015547 (Security-only update)

March 21, 2017

KB4012219

March 2017 Preview of Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2016 RTM (RS1)

Release date

KB

Article title

May 16, 2017

KB4023680

May 26, 2017—KB4023680 (OS Build 14393.1230)

May 9, 2017

KB4019472

May 9, 2017—KB4019472 (OS Build 14393.1198)

April 11, 2017

KB4015217

April 11, 2017—KB4015217 (OS Build 14393.1066 and 14393.1083)


Verification

  • Verify the version of the following MSISCSI driver on the system:

    c:\windows\system32\drivers\msiscsi.sys

    The version that will expose this behavior is 6.3.9600.18624 for Windows Server 2012 R2 and version 10.0.14393.1066 for Windows Server 2016.

  • The following events are logged in the System log:

    Event source

    ID

    Text

    iScsiPrt

    34

    A connection to the target was lost, but the Initiator successfully reconnected to the target. Dump data contains the target name.

    iScsiPrt

    39

    The Initiator sent a task management command to reset the target. The target name is given in the dump data.

    iScsiPrt

    9

    Target did not respond in time for a SCSI request. The CDB is given in the dump data.

  • Review the number of threads that are running under the System process, and compare this to a known working baseline.

  • Review the number of handles that are currently opened by the System process, and compare this to a known working baseline.

  • Review the number of ephemeral ports that are being used by the System process.

  • From an administrative Powershell, run the following command:

    Get-NetTCPConnection | Group-Object -Property State, OwningProcess | Sort Count

    Or, from an administrative CMD prompt, run the following NETSTAT command together with the "Q" switch. This shows "bound" ports that are no longer connected:

    NETSTAT –ANOQ

    Focus on ports that are owned by the SYSTEM process.

    For the three previous points, anything more than 12,000 should be considered suspect. If iSCSI targets are present in the computer, there is high probability that the issue will occur.

Resolution

If the event logs indicate that many reconnections are occurring, work with your iSCSI and network fabric vendor to help diagnose and correct the reason for the failure to maintain connections to iSCSI targets. Make sure that iSCSI targets can be accessed over the current network fabric. Install updated fixes when they become available. This article will be updated with the specific KB article number of the fix to install when it becomes available.

Note: We do not recommend that you uninstall any of the March, April, May, or June security rollups. Doing so will expose the computers to known security exploits and other bugs that are mitigated by monthly updates. We recommend that you first work with iSCSI target and network vendors to resolve the connectivity issues that are triggering target reconnects.

 

How to get this 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 4025333

Prerequisites You must have the following update installed:

2919355 Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 update: April 2014

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