November 14, 2017—KB4048959 (Monthly Rollup)

Applies to: Windows Server 2012Windows Embedded 8 Standard

Improvements and fixes


This security update includes improvements and fixes that were a part of update KB4041692 (released October 17, 2017) and resolves the following issues:

  • Addressed issue where the virtual smart card doesn't assess the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) vulnerability correctly.

  • Addressed issue where applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. The error message is: “Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)".

  • Security updates to Microsoft Windows Search Component, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows kernel-mode drivers, Windows Media Player, and Windows kernel.

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

 

Known issues in this update


Symptom Workaround
After you install this update, some Epson SIDM (Dot Matrix) and TM (POS) printers cannot print on x86 and x64-based systems.

This issue has been resolved in KB4055038.

 

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 4048959.