Third Patch Tuesday

Windows 10 update KB5000802 outs for version 20H2 and 2004

Windows 10 20H2 and version 2004 receive the update KB5000802 to fix several security vulnerabilities, and here's all you need to know.

Windows 10 KB5000802
  • Windows 10 update KB5000802 releases for versions 20H2 and 2004.
  • The update KB5000802 increases the version number to build 19041.867 and 19042.867.
  • The March 9 update fixes printer problems and patches security vulnerabilities.
  • Windows 10 update KB5000802 is also available for version 21H1 in the Beta Channel.

As part of the March 2021 Patch Tuesday update, Microsoft is making available a series of updates, including the update KB5000802, with various fixes and improvements for Windows 10 20H2 and version 2004.

KB5000802 bumps the version number to build 19041.867 and 19042.867 for versions 2004 and 20H2. According to the announcement, the update addresses an unwanted elevation of privilege related to print jobs and fixes security vulnerabilities for various components.

Starting with this update rollout, the company is also ending support for the legacy version of Microsoft Edge, which means that beginning March 9, 2021, the browser will no longer receive updates. Moving forward, the Chromium version will be the new default, and the legacy version will be removed automatically during the April 2021 Patch Tuesday update.

In addition to the updates for the two most recent versions, Microsoft is also pushing updates for versions 1903, 1809, 1803, 1703, 1607, and 1507.

Update KB5000802 for Windows 10 20H2 and 2004

Microsoft has announced KB5000802 on the Windows support site. If you are already running the Windows 10 October 2020 Update or May 2020 Update, this update will address these problems:

  • Fixes elevation of privilege security vulnerability documented in CVE-2021-1640 related to print jobs submitted to “FILE:” ports.
  • Security updates to the Windows Shell, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Apps, Windows User Account Control (UAC), Windows Virtualization, the Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Legacy, and Windows Media.

You can download the updates to install them manually for versions 20H2 and 2004 from the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

In addition, this rollout also combines the servicing pack known as build 19041.860 and 19042.860 that makes quality improvements to the servicing stack responsible for installing Windows updates.

Update KB5000808 for Windows 10 1909

The update KB5000808 has been published on the Windows support site, and it is referred to as “March 9, 2021—KB5000808 (OS Build 18363.1440).” If you are still in the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, this update will address these issues:

  • Addresses elevation of privilege security vulnerability documented in CVE-2021-1640 related to print jobs submitted to “FILE:” ports.
  • Security updates to the Windows Shell, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Apps, Windows User Account Control (UAC), Windows Virtualization, the Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Legacy, and Windows Media.

Update KB5000822 for Windows 10 1809

Microsoft has also announced KB5000822 on the Windows support site, and it is referred to as “March 9, 2021—KB5000822 (OS Build 17763.1817).” If you have the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on your device, this update will address these issues:

  • Addresses elevation of privilege security vulnerability documented in CVE-2021-1640 related to print jobs submitted to “FILE:” ports.
  • Security updates to the Windows Shell, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Management, Windows Apps, Windows User Account Control (UAC), Windows Virtualization, the Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge Legacy, and Windows Media.

Update for older versions of Windows 10

Windows 10 version 1803 has reached the end of support on November 12, 2019, but Microsoft has released the update KB5000809 to fix the same issues as on version 20H2, and it bumps the version number to build 17134.2087.

In addition, Microsoft has also ended support for Windows 10 version 1703 (Creators Update), but organizations with computers still running this release can now download KB5000812 to address printing issues and security on various of the system components. This update also ramps the version number to build 15063.2679.

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607) is getting the update KB5000803 to resolve a slew of problems, even though the operating system is no longer available. The update also bumps the version number to build 14393.4283

Finally, the original release of Windows 10 is getting the update KB5000807, and the release increases the version number to 10240.18874.

Uninstall Windows 10 update KB5000802 to fix problems

  1. Open Start on Windows 10.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. Type the following command to view the update history and press Enter:

    wmic qfe list brief /format:table
  4. Check the Windows Update history of your device, and identify the update by its HotFixID and InstalledOn information.

  5. Type the following command to uninstall the update from your computer and press Enter:

    wusa /uninstall /kb:5000802
    Quick note: In the command, replace “5000802” for the KB number corresponding to the update you are trying to uninstall.
  6. Click the Yes button.

  7. Continue with the on-screen directions (if applicable).

Once you complete the steps, the recently installed update will be removed from your installation, fixing any issues resulting from the release.

If your computer doesn’t boot after installing KB5000802, you can remove the update from the Advanced startup environment using these steps.

Download March 2021 update for Windows 10

These updates are available immediately, and they will download and install automatically. However, you can always force the update from Settings Update & Security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.