Microsoft has released the April Patch Tuesday updates for all the supported versions of the Windows operating system. As usual, the fourth set of significant amassed updates for the year comes with necessary security adjustments and enhancements.
The Patch Tuesday Update
Users running Windows 10 version 1909 on their devices can now update to version 18363.778 (KB4549951). Also, users of Windows 10 version 1903 can now download the version 18362.778 of the operating system on their devices.
Aside from some overall security improvements released with the Patch Tuesday update, the most recent builds also fixes some bugs in Microsoft Office products. Microsoft blocked potential exploits in the Office productivity suite in the new update, and it also addressed the file storing and managing issues, while improving the security of the OS when performing basic operations.
April 2020 Office Security Updates May Block VBA Object Libraries
Before installing this particular patch, Microsoft suggested its users install the most recent servicing stack update, KB4552152) first, even though it would be available as an automatic release.
Although the support article says that Microsoft hasn’t found any issues, for now, the company has secretly published a support article for VBA solutions. On the FAQ post, the tech giant breaks down as a solution for ‘what to do if their existing VBA solution breaks.’
“When you install one of the Microsoft Office security updates that are listed in Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2020-0760, you might notice that some types of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) references are blocked, and you receive an error message,” the post explains.
The issue seems to appear although the file is downloaded from the Internet, or located on the Internet or Intranet servers; therefore, you’d get the error notification. If you are facing this problem, simply check out the official article in order to unblock VBA object libraries.
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