Microsoft has rushed out a patch for Windows 10 to fix widely reported problems with WiFi networking, which seem to have been introduced by an update last week. The patch is part of the company's regular cargo of Patch Tuesday bug fixes and updates.
The WiFi problem meant that Windows 10 users' PCs were unable to acquire an IP address from the routers they were connected to and, consequently, unable to connect to the wider world.
To cut to the chase, KB3206632 is the update Windows 10 users will need.
The fix was one of a series in Microsoft's latest Patch Tuesday, which also means fixes for the latest security flaws to have been found in Adobe Flash Player.
In order, the Microsoft patches are as follows:
- MS16-144 fixes a slew of critical (and only "moderate") security flaws in Internet Explorer from versions nine to 11;
- MS16-145 addresses 11 remote code execution and information disclosure flaws in Edge, Microsoft's replacement for Internet Explorer;
- MS16-146 patches the Microsoft Graphics Component in Windows, fixing three CVE-listed flaws;
- MS16-147 fixes a remote code execution flaw in Windows Uniscribe;
- MS16-148 fixes no less than 13 CVE-listed flaws in Microsoft Office, versions 2007-2016;
- MS16-149 provides fixes for an information disclosure flaw and a privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows Crypto Driver and the Windows Installer component, respectively;
- MS16-150 squashes an elevation of privilege flaw in the Windows Secure Kernel that enables malware to get round virtual-trust level protections;
- MS16-151 fixes two elevation of privilege flaws in the Windows Kernel Mode Driver;
- MS16-152 fixes a potential data-harvesting bug in the Windows Kernel;
- MS16-153 patches a CVE-listed information disclosure flaw in the Windows Common File Log system;
- MS16-154 patches 17 CVE-listed Adobe Flash Player flaws for Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer web browsers; and,
- MS16-155 resolves an information disclosure vulnerability in the .NET Framework 4.6.2 that is supposedly defended by the Always Encrypted feature.
Still with us? As alluded to in MS16-154, Adobe has joined the party with a riotous number of patches for no less than 17 CVE-listed bugs across Windows, MacOS and Linux, as well as fixes for bugs in InDesign, the desktop publishing package, and a number of other products - even ColdFusion Builder.
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