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Windows 10 users: UPDATE NOW! Certificate validation is broken! (NSA: Critical Vulnerability Advisory issued)

Psychotext

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Oct 30, 2017
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You sure it is 1803? Not 1809?

1803 is only on LTSB status right now, so unless it's Win10 Enterprise, you should have 1809.


Happy to try upgrading to 1809 if I can find a download somewhere, but I don't really want to try 1903 again as it took hours and I'm not convinced it's going to work this time around.

Edit - Or whatever version the Windows 10 November 2019 Update is.
 
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neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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Happy to try upgrading to 1809 if I can find a download somewhere, but I don't really want to try 1903 again as it took hours and I'm not convinced it's going to work this time around.

Edit - Or whatever version the Windows 10 November 2019 Update is.
Someone I know had issues upgrading because of some random driver that was not compatible. There was no warning, just a failed to update.

I'll try to find a 1809 update
 

Kyuur

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Oct 28, 2017
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Which browsers actually use Window's built in cryptography over OpenSSL, BoringSSL etc for https?

Edit: or is the issue here more underlying use of http for core Windows functions?
 
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neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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Which browsers actually use Window's built in cryptography over OpenSSL, BoringSSL etc for https?

Edit: or is the issue here more underlying use of http for core Windows functions?

Plus the HTTPS for Windows Core, as well as certificates for Updates and applications.
 

YaBish

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Oct 27, 2017
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Updated last night at like midnight before bed. Didn’t know it was for this, but I’m glad I did!
 

canonj

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Oct 27, 2017
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Yeah, that's the wrong mindset. The whole point is to prevent it, but sure, listen to the guy with a blog and not to those who actually know how to weaponize this and are warning about it.

People like him is why WannaCry had such a wide reach: people didn't patch.
I know there's a risk by not updating, but I think it's riskier to update Windows until the patches are vetted. I always wait a week or two before patching.
 

delalaser

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Oct 25, 2017
347
After dl from m$ catalog, mine's stuck on "searching for updates on this comp."

And checking for updates is stuck too.
 

SpaceCrystal

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Apr 1, 2019
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The updates I have are the following:
  • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - January 2020 (KB890830)
  • 2020-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems (KB4528760)
  • 2020-01 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 & 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64 (KB4532938)
Am I good?
 
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neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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The updates I have are the following:

  • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool x64 - January 2020 (KB890830)
  • 2020-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems (KB4528760)
  • 2020-01 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 & 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64 (KB4532938)

Am I good?
yes
 

compo

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Oct 27, 2017
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Ffs, my update is stuck on "Getting things ready" for some stupid Microsoft Edge update. Is there any way to skip it?
 

shockdude

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Oct 26, 2017
737
Thanks. I'll have a look.

If this doesn't work I'm just going to build another machine. Crazy how screwed up this one seems to be.
I dealt with a machine a few weeks ago that was stuck on 1803, and would bluescreen when going through Windows Update to 1903.
I used Rufus to download and create a 1809 USB, and used it to installed 1809 OK.
Then I did the same with a 1903 USB and a 1909 USB. That was the only way to get that machine updated, but hey it's on 1909 and it seems to be working fine.

More details: https://pureinfotech.com/download-older-iso-windows-10/
Rufus homepage: https://rufus.ie/

edit: oh you already got it to update ok. Nice, good luck with the rest of the updates.
 
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neoak

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Oct 25, 2017
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Ffs, my update is stuck on "Getting things ready" for some stupid Microsoft Edge update. Is there any way to skip it?
Thanks... and the stupid thing is currently sat trying to update Edge with status "getting things ready - 0%" for the last two hours. lol

Or


Works for 10
 
Nov 14, 2017
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I dealt with a machine a few weeks ago that was stuck on 1803, and would bluescreen when going through Windows Update to 1903.
I used Rufus to download and create a 1809 USB, and used it to installed 1809 OK.
Then I did the same with a 1903 USB and a 1909 USB. That was the only way to get that machine updated, but hey it's on 1909 and it seems to be working fine.

More details: https://pureinfotech.com/download-older-iso-windows-10/
Rufus homepage: https://rufus.ie/

edit: oh you already got it to update ok. Nice, good luck with the rest of the updates.
I'm having the same error. If I do this, do I keep all my files or do I have to start from scratch?
 

Psychotext

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Oct 30, 2017
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lol... this goddamn computer. Tried to delete those files, nope. Doesn't even give me an error message, just ignores me.

Going to try it via command line now. Thanks again for all the help btw. Would have probably thrown the computer out of the window by now otherwise.
 
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You'll have to do a feature update. Earliest supported now is 1803 for Enterprise licenses.
Hey I just wanted to thank you for this. This didn't solve my problem but the entire thread was the prompt I needed to actually do something about my PC being stuck in a boot loop every time it tried to update, so lots of Googling later I found a suggestion of disabling VT-d in BIOS (chipset settings) and it actually worked.

I'm now running version 1909 with all he latest updates, including the one in the OP. Really, thank you very much.