Get the May 2022 Patch Tuesday updates today

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  • Waiting eagerly on another batch of security updates from the Redmond tech giant?
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  • Last month, Microsoft addressed a total of 128 CVEs during the Patch Tuesday rollout.
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Yes, another month has passed since we received the last batch of security updates from Microsoft. And the time is upon us again, so buckle up.

Today marks the Patch Tuesday release for the month of May, which means that the major vulnerabilities and flaws will finally be fixed. Well, most of them at least.

While we wait for this rollout to begin. let’s take a look at last month’s patches and see what can expect from this release.

What was last month’s Patch Tuesday all about?

The Redmond-based tech giant has been hard at work on security improvements in pretty much everything that has to do with software security.

Last month, the 128 new updates that were deployed during the Patch Tuesday rollout addressed CVEs in:

  • Microsoft Windows and Windows Components
  • Microsoft Defender and Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
  • Exchange Server
  • Office and Office Components
  • SharePoint Server
  • Windows Hyper-V
  • DNS Server
  • Skype for Business
  • .NET and Visual Studio
  • Windows App Store
  • Windows Print Spooler Components

Looking back at last month’s rollout, with 128 CVEs released, 10 were rated as Critical, 115 were rated Important, and three were rated Moderate in severity.

What can we expect this month?

We’re not looking at anything unusual as far as vulnerabilities go, so we can pretty much just expect the standard set of Microsoft operating system and Office application updates.

Although the untrained eye might have a look and think that everything works as it should, experts actually anticipate another large set of CVEs addressed in the OS updates.

As far as .NET framework is concerned, we just received an update last month, so it may be a while before another one drops.

Only a few hours separate us from this software rollout, so we might as well just wait and see with our own eyes. Hopefully it’s only standard stuff.

What do yo think will get patched this month? Share your predictions with us in the comments section below.

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