Microsoft released an urgent security patch KB4551762 for SMBv3 vulnerability. Listed here are the direct download links for offline installers.
Soon after the usual patch Tuesday’s cumulative update, Microsoft released another update called KB4551762 for Windows 10 1903 and 1909 versions. The update is intended to fix the unprecedented wormable vulnerability in the SMBv3 implementation. In the event you have no idea, SMBv3 is a file-sharing protocol that’s widely used to share files within the local networks and on the internet.
The vulnerability, dubbed as SMBGhost (CVE-2020-0796) is a pretty serious security issue. So long as the SMBv3 protocol is enabled, it lets the attacker run malicious code remotely and take control of the prospective system. If you’re interested, discover more about SMBGhost vulnerability about this Microsoft security adviser page.
Originally, this security patch should have been released like any other update. However, some antivirus vendors because of their over-enthusiasm and miscommunication released the security bug information. Because the vulnerability got leaked, Microsoft needs to produce the safety update asap.
Being a security update, it’s not one other general fixes or improvements and is advised to set up it as soon as possible to avoid any unnecessary issues. You are able to install the update directly from the Settings app or download KB4551762 offline installer and install it offline.
You can find the direct download links below.
Download links for KB4551762 update
To create things easier for you, I discovered the direct download links for KB4551762 for Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit systems. Depending on your system type, download the update using the below links and install it like every other Windows software. After installing, restart the machine and you are all set.
KB4551762 x64 (64-bit) offline installer (download size: 354.4 MB)
KB4551762 x86 (32-bit) offline installer (download size: 191.7 MB)
KB4551762 x64 (64-bit) offline installer (download size: 354.6 MB)
If you would like KB4551762 download links for Windows Server, ARM64 based systems, as well as other version the go to the Microsoft update catalog website to find the proper links. All you have to do is click on the Download button near the appropriate version.
Security update to the Microsoft Server Message Block 3.1.1 (SMBv3).