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June 2024 Windows Security Update Release

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The most recent enhancements to Windows security for June 2024 are now available, casting a wide net across various Microsoft offerings that include fixes provided in the June 2024 Patch Tuesday rollout.

This overview provides actionable information for IT professionals and general users alike, pulling together notable bug fixes per operating system version, linking to the necessary support articles, and highlighting key updates of this release.

If you’re looking to catch up on the May 2024 Windows security update notes, you can find that summary here.

June 2024 Security Patch Details for Microsoft Windows

You can download a detailed list of the security fixes by grabbing the Excel document here. Just click on the following link to store it: Windows Security Updates June 2024 Excel.

Executive Summary

  • A cluster of 49 security defects has been remedied by Microsoft, supplemented by fixes for an extra 9 CVE-listed vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft software.
  • Issues have surfaced in Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 22H2, as well as Windows 11 version 21H2.
  • Windows Server platforms such as Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2022 also exhibit problems.

Outline of Windows Editions and Afflicted Vulnerabilities

The following compilation delineates the various Windows iterations alongside their critical weaknesses.

  • Windows 10 version 22H2: Exposed to 27 vulnerabilities, with 1 categorized as critical and the rest marked as significant.
    • Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) identified — CVE-2024-30080.
  • Windows 11 version 22H2: Vulnerable to 28 flaws, 1 critical and 27 others with significant importance.
    • Includes the aforementioned MSMQ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability — CVE-2024-30080.
  • Windows 11 version 23H2: Reports 28 vulnerabilities, 1 considered critical, another 27 important.
    • Also distressed by the MSMQ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability — CVE-2024-30080.

Scrutiny of Windows Server Editions

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (extended support only): Plagued by 15 vulnerabilities: 1 critical and 14 important.
    • Includes the MSMQ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – CVE-2024-30080 as well.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (extended support only): Information on vulnerabilities and severity pending.
  • Windows Server 2016: Afflicted with 27 vulnerabilities, with a single critical one and 26 others of import.
    • Inherits the MSMQ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability – CVE-2024-30080.
  • Windows Server 2019: Registers 31 vulnerabilities, 1 critical and 30 significant.
    • Carries the same security concerns as Windows Server 2016.
  • Windows Server 2022: Bears 30 vulnerabilities, 1 critical alongside 29 significant ones.
    • Mirrors the same issues as Windows Server 2017.

Principal Windows Security Update Improvements

Windows 10 version 22H2

Feature updates and improvements:

  • Integration of security upgrades.
  • Introduction of a new Snipping Tool feature that interfaces with Android mobile devices. It alerts the PC when new photos or screenshots are taken on the mobile device, enabling access through the Snipping Tool. Find this optional feature under Settings > Mobile Devices rollout in phases.
  • A compilation of various other fixes.

Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2

Enhancements and upgrades that stand out:

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    • Includes security improvements.
    • A fresh safeguard to prevent accidental closures of Windows share dialogues.
    • An improvement allowing drag & drop in File Explorer breadcrumbs for straightforward file movement.
    • A new section in Settings > Accounts named ‘Linked devices’ for easy Xbox consoles and PC synchronization (applicable to Home or Pro versions).
    • An account manager integrated into the Start menu is being introduced.

The taskbar can be placed at either the top or bottom of the screen.

Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2

Reported Issue: Users may struggle to change their account profile picture after installing the update.

Temporary Resolution: No workaround available as yet.

Security and Update Notifications

Microsoft Office Updates

For insights on Office updates, you can click here.

Installing the June 2024 Security Updates

Systems that are not supervised often receive updates automatically via Windows Update. These updates are not instantaneous. To accelerate the process:

  1. Click the Start button, type Windows Update in the search field, and select the resulting Windows Update option.
  2. Press ‘check for updates’ to manually search for any new updates.

Alternatively, for a more hands-on approach, updates can be manually installed by direct download or leveraging services like WSUS to distribute the updates across various systems.

Direct Update Download Links

For those preferring manual installations, here are the direct download links:

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Windows 10 version 22H2

  • KB5039211 — Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2 for June 2024

Windows 11 version 22H2

  • KB5039212 — Cumulative Update for Windows 11 version 22H2 for June 2024
Windows 11 version 23H2
  • KB5039212 — Cumulative Update for Windows 11 version 23H2 for June 2024

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