December 2022 Security And Quality Rollup Updates for the .NET Framework

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Dec 29, 2022
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December 2022 Security And Quality Rollup Updates for the .NET Framework

Microsoft released security and non-security updates for all client and server versions and editions of its Windows operating system on December 20, 2022, also known as Patch Tuesday. The company released security updates today for several Microsoft products.

Security updates are available through Windows Update, update management solutions like WSUS, and direct downloads from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Security Updates for Microsoft Windows: December 2022

  • Today marked the end of support for Windows 10 version 21H1. The operaating System Distributting system will not be updated in the future.
  • After the December 2022 Patch Tuesday, there will be only one more Patch Day for Windows 7 and 8/8.1.
  • Microsoft has approved Windows 10 version 22H2 for widespread distribution.
  • Microsoft issued security advisory ADV220005 on malicious use of Microsoft-signed drivers.
  • The following Windows client versions have been known to have issues: Supported operating systems include Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2, and versions 21H2 and 22H2 of Windows 11. Concerns have been raised regarding the following Windows server versions: 2008, R2, 2012, R2, 2016, 2019, and 2022 Windows Server.

Operating System Distribution

Windows 7 (only expanded support): 15 vulnerabilities: 3 critical and 11 important, 1 moderate

  • PowerShell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – CVE-2022-41076
  • Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Windows Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP

          1. CVE-2022-44670

          2. CVE-2022-44676

Windows 8.1 has 20 vulnerabilities: 3 severe, 16 crucial, and 1 moderate.

  • Same as Windows 7

There are 26 vulnerabilities in Windows 10 versions 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2, three of which are critical, 22 of which are necessary, and one of which is moderate.

  • Same as Windows 7

Windows 11 with version 22H2: 25 vulnerabilities, 3 critical, 21 necessary, and 1 moderate.

  • Same as Windows 7

Products for Windows Server

Windows Server 2008 R2 (only with expanded support): 15 security flaws: 3 are critical, 11 are significant, and 1 is moderate.

  • PowerShell Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – CVE-2022-41076 
  • Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Windows Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP) –CVE-2022-44676

          1. CVE-2022-44676

          2. CVE-2022-44670

There are twenty vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2: three are critical, sixteen are crucial, and one is moderate.

  • Similar to Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2016 has 20 vulnerabilities, three of which are critical, 15 of which are essential, and two of which are moderate.

  • Similar to Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2019 has 25 vulnerabilities, three of which are critical, 21 of which are essential, and two of which are moderate.

  • Similar to Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2022 has 25 vulnerabilities, three of which are critical, 21 of which are essential, and two of which are moderate.

  • Similar to Windows Server 2008 R2.

Updates for Windows Security

OSUpdates and improvements
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2Monthly Rollup: KB5021291
Security-Only: KB5021288
On Windows domain controllers, a memory leak in LSASS.exe (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service)
was fixed.
In 2022, Fiji will not observe daylight saving time.
Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2Monthly Rollup: KB5021294
Security-only: KB5021296
On Windows domain controllers, a memory leak in LSASS.exe (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service)
was fixed.
In 2022, Fiji will not observe daylight saving time.
Windows 10 version 21H1m 21H2 and 22H2Support Page: KB5021233
Updates to security.
All updates to the November 2022 preview.
Version 11 of WindowsSupport Page: KB5021255
Updates to security.
An issue with the decryption of Data Protection Application Programming Interface (DPAPI) is resolved by this update.
All updates to the November 2022 preview.
Microsoft Windows 11 version 22H2Support Page: KB5021255
Updates to security.
A problem with the Task Manager’s display has been resolved.
An issue with the decryption of Data Protection Application Programming Interface (DPAPI) is resolved by this update.
All updates to the November 2022 preview.

 

Additional security updates

Cumulative Update 2022-12 for Windows 10, version 1507 (KB5021243)

Final Words

Microsoft’s security patches, released on December 13, 2022, are now accessible. Home users can get them from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Follow these procedures to manually check for updates:
  • Open the Windows Update item that appears after selecting Start and typing Windows Update.
  • To do a manual check for updates, choose check for updates.

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