Microsoft Patch Tuesday, December 2022 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 December 2022 Patch Tuesday Security Updates

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

  • .NET Framework
  • Azure
  • Client Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS)
  • Microsoft Bluetooth Driver
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
  • Microsoft Graphics Component
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office OneNote
  • Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office Visio
  • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
  • Role: Windows Hyper-V
  • SysInternals
  • Windows Certificates
  • Windows Contacts
  • Windows DirectX
  • Windows Error Reporting
  • Windows Fax Compose Form
  • Windows HTTP Print Provider
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows PowerShell
  • Windows Print Spooler Components
  • Windows Projected File System
  • Windows Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
  • Windows SmartScreen
  • Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Windows Terminal

Information about updates:

  • The new Hotpatching feature is now generally available. Please see Hotpatching feature for Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines (VMs) for more information.
  • 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
5020880.NET core and .NET Framework, Change in how WPF-based applications render XPS documents
5021233Windows 10, version 20H2, Windows 10, version 21H1, Windows 10, version 21H2, Windows 10, version 22H2
5021234Windows 11 version 21H2
5021235Windows 10, version 1607, Windows Server 2016
5021237Windows Server 2019
5021243Windows 10
5021249Windows Server 2022
5021255Windows 11 version 22H2
5021285Windows Server 2012 (Monthly Rollup)
5021288Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Security-only update)
5021289Windows Server 2008 (Monthly Rollup)
5021291Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
5021293Windows Server 2008 (Security-only update)
5021294Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Monthly Rollup)
5021296Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2 (Security-only update)
5021303Windows Server 2012 (Security-only update)

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