Description of the security update for the information disclosure vulnerability in Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009: October 9, 2018

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An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles objects in memory, which can allow an attacker to retrieve information from a targeted system.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2018-8472.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Windows Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

More information

Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009 file information

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.