Description of the security update for the Windows COM elevation of privilege vulnerability in Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 and Windows Embedded Standard 2009: November 13, 2018

Applies to: Windows Embedded Standard 2009Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

Summary


An elevation of privilege exists in Windows COM Aggregate Marshaler. An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows does not validate input correctly before it loads type libraries.

To learn more about the vulnerabilities, see the following Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE):

Fixes that are included in this security update


  • Addresses an issue in which some scanners and serial devices may stop working after security update 4074852 is applied.

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.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update doesn't replace a previously released update.

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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 the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the 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 the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows XP