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

Attiecas uz: Windows Embedded Standard 2009Windows Embedded POSReady 2009


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2018-8453.

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.