Microsoft earlier today confirmed that it has addressed the vulnerabilities in chipsets from Intel, AMD and ARM with latest Windows 10 cumulative update. Microsoft has also shipped emergency updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 to address the critical security vulnerability that would allow attackers to read protected data.
It’s worth noting that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 machines won’t download the patch automatically. Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be offered the OTA update on Patch Tuesday next week. In order to secure your PC now, you need to download the update and install them manually.
Direct Download links for Windows 7 KB4056897 is available and it includes fix for the security bug in select chipsets. You can find them below.
KB4056897 Download Links for Windows 7 SP1
KB4056897 Windows 7 SP1 Full Changelog
This update includes no new features or major changes, its all about security fixes. Microsoft is releasing updates to Windows SMB Server, Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Graphics and Windows Kernel.
Direct Download links for Windows 8.1 KB4056898 is also available. Just like the other cumulative updates released today, this one too fixes the security bugs.
KB4056898 Download Links for Windows 8.1
KB4056898 Windows 8.1 Full Changelog
Windows Kernel, Windows Graphics, Windows Datacenter Networking and Windows SMB Server are receiving security fixes.
KB4056899 Download Links for Windows Server 2012
KB4056899 Windows Server 2012 Full Changelog
The new security update is available for Windows SMB Server, Windows Datacenter Networking, Windows Graphics and Windows Kernel.