Windows 10 KB4598242

The Windows 10 KB4598242 is rolling out now. It brings improved security for gaming controllers. It also improved the security of some other basic Windows operations.

The following are the highlights of version KB4598242:

  • Updates to improve security when using external devices, such as game controllers, printers, and web cameras.
  • Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.

The following are the improvements and fixes found in version KB4598242:

Windows 10, version 20H2

This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • This build includes all the improvements from Windows 10, version 2004.
  • No additional issues were documented for this release.

Windows 10, version 2004

Note: This release also contains updates for Microsoft HoloLens (OS Build 19041.1134) released January 13, 2021. Microsoft will release an update directly to the Windows Update Client to improve Windows Update reliability on Microsoft HoloLens that have not updated to this most recent OS Build.

This security update includes quality improvements. Key changes include:

  • Addresses a security vulnerability issue with HTTPS-based intranet servers. After installing this update, HTTPS-based intranet servers cannot, by default, use a user proxy to detect updates. Scans using these servers will fail if you have not configured a system proxy on the clients. If you must use a user proxy, you must configure the behavior using the policy “Allow user proxy to be used as a fallback if detection using system proxy fails.” To ensure the highest levels of security, also use Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate pinning on all devices. This change does not affect customers who are using HTTP WSUS servers. For more information, see Changes to scans, improved security for Windows devices.
  • Addresses a security bypass vulnerability that exists in the way the Printer Remote Procedure Call (RPC) binding handles authentication for the remote Winspool interface. For more information, see KB4599464.
  • Security updates to Windows App Platform and Frameworks, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Kernel, Windows Cryptography, Windows Virtualization, Windows Peripherals, and Windows Hybrid Storage Services.

According to Reddit, some users have reported this update to fail for their computers. It is not the first time users have reported such problems with certain Windows updates. Some of the reported error codes are as follows: 0x80070002, 0x800719e4, 0x80073701, 0x800f081f. Also according to Reddit, you can solve those errors by repairing the installation of Windows 10 with an in-place upgrade.