Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2021 Edition

Microsoft today rolled out updates to plug at least 110 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. Yes, good people of the Windows world, it’s time once again to use XEOX!

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The November 2021 Patch Tuesday Security Updates

This release consists of security updates for the following products, features and roles.

  • Windows Media
  • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
  • Microsoft Defender for IoT
  • Internet Storage Name Service
  • Microsoft Local Security Authority Server (lsasrv)
  • Windows Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Windows DirectX
  • Microsoft Message Queuing
  • Windows Remote Access Connection Manager
  • Windows Common Log File System Driver
  • Azure Bot Framework SDK
  • Windows Storage Spaces Controller
  • Windows SymCrypt
  • Windows NTFS
  • Windows Event Tracing
  • Remote Desktop Client
  • Role: Windows Fax Service
  • Windows Storage
  • Windows Update Stack
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows Digital TV Tuner
  • Role: Windows Hyper-V
  • Windows TCP/IP
  • Office Developer Platform
  • Microsoft Office
  • ASP.NET Core & Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Devices
  • Windows Print Spooler Components
  • Windows Mobile Device Management
  • Windows Installer
  • Microsoft PowerShell

Information about updates:

  • Windows 10 updates are cumulative. The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security updates. The updates are available via the Microsoft Update Catalog. For information on lifecycle and support dates for Windows 10 operating systems, please see Windows Lifecycle Facts Sheet.
  • Microsoft is improving Windows Release Notes. For more information, please see What’s next for Windows release notes.
  • A list of the latest servicing stack updates for each operating system can be found in ADV990001. This list will be updated whenever a new servicing stack update is released. It is important to install the latest servicing stack update.
  • In addition to security changes for the vulnerabilities, updates include defense-in-depth updates to help improve security-related features.
  • Customers running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 need to purchase the Extended Security Update to continue receiving security updates. See 4522133 for more information.

The following KBs contain information about known issues with the security updates.

KB ARTICLEAPPLIES TO
5008207Windows 10, Version 1607, Windows Server 2016
5008212Windows 10, Version 2004, Windows Server, Version 2004, Windows 10, Version 20H2, Windows Server, Version 20H2, Windows 10, Version 21H1
5008218Windows 10, Version 1809, Windows Server 2019
5008223Windows Server 2022
5008244Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
5008255Windows Server 2012 (Security-only update)
5008263Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
5008271Windows Server 2008 (Security-only update)
5008274Windows Server 2008 (Monthly Rollup)
5008277Windows Server 2012 (Monthly Rollup)
5008282Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Security-only update)
5008285Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Security-only update)

More Information:

https://msrc.microsoft.com/update-guide/releaseNote/2021-Dec

https://www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-Aktuell-Sicherheit-Microsoft-Patchday-2021-7687678.html

https://www.lifewire.com/patch-tuesday-2625783

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