New updates improve security in Microsoft Edge and Office

Vlad Turiceanu
by Vlad Turiceanu
Editor-in-Chief
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  • The December Patch Tuesday is live with cumulative updates for all Windows versions.
  • Microsoft focused their attention on improving security in Edge and Office products.
  • We've covered this topic many times before on our Patch Tuesday page.
  • To learn about the latest news and updates to your OS, visit our Windows 10 page.
What is the latest Microsoft secutrity update

It’s the famous Patch Tuesday moment and we’ve got the long-awaited updates at last. We’re mostly interested in the important security updates.

Patch Tuesday, as you may know, culminates with the release of cumulative updates for all major versions of Windows 10, so everyone will be receiving them.

But each version of Windows 10 is different from the other so that obviously applies to the cumulative updates.

This time, however, all the new Patch Tuesday updates have addressed the security issues when using Microsoft Edge Legacy and Microsoft Office products.

New updates improve security in Microsoft Edge and Microsoft office products

According to the Microsoft release, the new KB updates address a security vulnerability by preventing applications that run as a SYSTEM account from printing to FILE: ports.

They also mention that in order to prevent this issue in the future, you will have to ensure that your applications or services will run as a certain user or as a service account.

Microsoft also included key security updates for the following products: Microsoft Edge Legacy, the Microsoft Graphics Component, Windows Media, Windows Fundamentals, and Windows Virtualization.

We also have to mention that the Microsoft Edge Legacy vulnerabilities were listed as critical.


However, we look at them you need to remember that Patch Tuesday updates are very important.

In most parts, you will receive the updates automatically but if you want to stay ahead, visit this detailed guide where we’ve posted a detailed changelog, and we provided the direct download links for the Windows Update Catalog.

If you’re not familiar with Patch Tuesday updates, we have a very comprehensive article with best practices that will guide you through the process step by step.

What’s on your mind regarding this latest cumulative update? Let us know how you feel with a comment in the section below.

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