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Microsoft Issues May 2024 Security Updates for Windows

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Microsoft has recently released security updates for all current versions of its Windows operating system and other products.

These updates provide system administrators and users with information on the patches and changes released. They include details for each supported Windows version, known issues, and guidance on obtaining and installing the updates.

If you missed it, or need to review, you can check out the April 2024 update overview.

Overview of Microsoft Windows Security Updates for May 2024

To view the list of updates, you can download the Excel file here:
Microsoft has issued security patches for 60 different vulnerabilities.

  • No critical security issues were identified.
  • Windows client issues include: Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 22H2, Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2.
  • Windows Server client issues include: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2022.

Product Summary

The critical vulnerabilities for each supported Windows version are outlined below.

  • Windows 10 version 22H2: 42 vulnerabilities, 0 critical, 41 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows 11 version 22H2: 40 vulnerabilities, 0 critical, 39 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows 11 version 23H2: 40 vulnerabilities, 0 critical, 39 important, and 1 moderate

Windows Server Products

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (extended support only): 22 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 21 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (extended support only): vulnerabilities: critical and important
  • Windows Server 2016: 29 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 28 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows Server 2019: 44 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 43 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows Server 2022: 45 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 44 important, and 1 moderate

Windows Security Updates

Windows 10 version 22H2
Here are some updates and improvements:

  • Implemented Microsoft account-related notifications in Settings > Home.
  • Improved reliability and quality of lock screen widgets.
  • Enhanced Windows Search reliability.
  • Reduced update size by about 20% through a new technique.
  • Resolved Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) scenarios issue.
  • Fixed a stability issue affecting certain wireless earbuds.
  • Security updates.
  • Integrated all changes from the April 24 Preview update.

Windows 11 version 22H2 and 23H2

Updates and improvements include:

  • Added application promotions to the Recommended section of the start menu.
  • Fixed a slow file transfer issue affecting Server Message Block (SMB) clients.
  • Enhanced quality of the widgets icon on the taskbar.
  • Improved reliability of lock screen widgets.
  • Resolved an issue impacting Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that might affect domain controllers.
  • Security updates.
  • Integrated all changes from the April 2024 Preview update.

Windows Security Updates

Updates released include:

– 2024-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1507 (KB5037788)

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– 2024-05 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Server Operating System Version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5037782)

Microsoft Releases May 2024 Security Updates for Windows

Windows users now have the option to download and install the latest security updates for May 2024 released by Microsoft. Here are the updates available:

  • 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB5037925)
  • Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB5038288)
  • Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 (KB5038289)
  • Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB5038290)
  • Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.6.2 for Windows Server 2008 (KB5038291)

Known Issues

Windows 10 version 22H2

Description: Users may have issues changing their account profile picture after installing the update.

Workaround: Currently, there is no workaround for this issue.

Description: Devices using Microsoft Connected Cache (MCC) may download updates or apps from the wrong source under certain conditions.

Workaround: Users should adjust the Microsoft Connected Cache endpoint in the DOCacheHost policy as per recommendations.

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(OLD) Description: Copilot on multiple monitors may cause desktop icons to shift unexpectedly.

Workaround: There’s currently no specific solution, and Microsoft may consider disabling Copilot on multi-monitor setups.

(OLD) Description: Copilot in Windows does not support vertical taskbar placement.

Workaround: Align the taskbar horizontally at the top or bottom of the screen.

Windows 11 version 22H2 and 23H2

Description: Users may face difficulties changing their account profile picture after installing the update.

Workaround: Currently, there is no solution available for this issue.

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Security Advisories and Updates

Microsoft Office Updates

For details on Office updates, refer to the official Office update page.

How to Download and Install the May 2024 Security Updates

Most Windows devices receive security updates automatically. However, administrators can manually check for updates by following these steps:

  1. Go to Start, type “Windows Update,” and open the Windows Update setting.
  2. Select “Check for updates” to search for updates manually.

Direct Update Downloads

If you prefer manual installation, you can find direct download links from the following resource pages:

Windows 10 version 22H2

  • KB5037768 — 2024-5 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2

Windows 11 version 22H2

  • KB5037771 — 2024-5 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 version 22H2

Windows 11 version 23H2

  • KB5037771 — 2024-5 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 version 23H2

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