Windows 10 and the February 2022 Patch Tuesday, what should you remember? – GinjFo
Microsoft has just released a new set of Windows 10 cumulative updates. They attack security but not only. We also have bug fixes.
This major maintenance on February 8, 2022 targets all supported versions of Windows 10. This ranges from Windows 10 v1507 to 21H2 through 1607, 1809, 1909, 20H2 and 21H1. Thus Windows 1703, 1709, 1803, 1903 and 2004 are no longer supported. Note that your PC must be under 20H2 or higher for it to be affected by its new Patch Tuesday. Otherwise, no update is available unless part of the LTSC program.
Here are the different cumulative updates available. We also add build numbers. They make it possible to ensure that the installation was carried out correctly. To check them, just run winver.exe in Executer (WIN+R),
Windows 10 and the cumulative updates of February 2022
We are under Patch Tuesday, so the focus is on security. Microsoft fixes dozens of flaws but none are critical. On this subject Satnam Narang, research director at Tenable specifies
“This month’s Patch Tuesday release includes fixes for 48 CVEs – none rated critical, including one Zero Day, which was publicly leaked but not exploited. Microsoft has fixed CVE-2022-21989, an elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Windows kernel. Although Microsoft believes that exploitation of this vulnerability is more likely, the complexity of exploiting it is high, due to the additional work required to prepare the target. This type of vulnerability is often exploited by an attacker once they have already compromised the target, either through the use of a separate vulnerability or through malware.
Microsoft has also patched four elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in its Windows Print Spooler, two of which are categorized as more likely to be exploited. One of these two flaws, CVE-2022-21999, is attributed to researchers at Sangfor, who were responsible for disclosing some of PrintNightmare’s vulnerabilities last summer. Due to the ubiquity of Print Spooler, vulnerabilities like this have been exploited by ransomware groups. Organizations should apply these fixes as soon as possible.”
Alongside this we have a few bug fixes including an issue that causes a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) modify operation to fail if the operation contains the SamAccountName and UserAccountControl attributes.
It is recommended to update your PC but a little patience is always a good attitude. This stance ensures that everything runs smoothly and that no major bnugs are in the game. Windows 10 servicing history shows that sometimes an update meant to improve the operating system can have the opposite effect.
All this content is offered automatically via the Wiwnod Update service. It is also possible to retrieve it manually through Microsoft’s Update Catalog web service.
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