- Microsoft will soon release its monthly Patch Tuesday updates today.
- In February, we say a total of 51 CVEs getting addressed with patches.
- Of course, we can expect updates for all supported versions of Windows.
- Stay tuned to find out what changes will Microsoft bring this month.
The 9th of March is finally here, and for those of you that like keeping your PC updated with the latest and greatest changes this means only one thing: Patch Tuesday is here!
Like all other Patch Tuesday updates since the beginning of the Windows OS, they are aimed at improving your PC’s performance by tweaking the system, fixing any errors, adding new features, and providing better security against digital threats.
That’s what everyone is expecting this month as well, and we will be looking over what might arrive this week.
What the March Patch Tuesday updates might bring
Besides the security improvements, one focus of the Patch Tuesday updates is to fix whatever might have been broken in the past updates.
For example, the February Patch Tuesday updates were riddled with vulnerabilities that rapidly needed to be dealt with.
So, the 51 new patches that became available last month, addressed CVEs in:
- Microsoft Windows and Windows Components
- Azure Data Explorer
- Kestrel Web Server
- Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
- Windows Codecs Library
- Microsoft Dynamics
- Microsoft Dynamics GP
- Microsoft Office and Office Components
- Windows Hyper-V Server
- SQL Server
- Visual Studio Code
- Microsoft Teams
Through the February 2022 Path Tuesday event, the Redmond-based tech company has managed to finally fix CVE-2022-23280, which is related to an Outlook for MAC vulnerability.
Not only did we see record low numbers of vulnerabilities addressed across all of Microsoft’s operating systems last month, but we also saw for the first time in my experience that all the updates were only rated Important.
After the reissuing of updates in January, we expected fewer CVEs would be addressed as Microsoft focused on stable updates in February, but this was unprecedented.
It’s safe to say we can expect a much larger set of CVEs addressed this month as Microsoft digs into the backlog after a small February release.
A lot of these CVEs may be rated Critical as they focus on vulnerabilities more open to attack. The usual set of updates will be available for all operating systems, Office, and probably Exchange Server.
What are your expectations for this month’s Patch Tuesday updates?
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