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Microsoft March 2022 Security Updates


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The Microsoft March 2022 security updates have been released and consist of 71 CVEs.  Of these CVEs, 3 rated Important and 68 Moderate in severity.  At the time of release, three are listed as publicly known but none are listed as under active exploit.

The updates apply to .NET and Visual Studio, Azure Site Recovery, Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for IoT, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Intune, Microsoft Office Visio, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Windows ALPC, Microsoft Windows Codecs Library, Paint 3D, Role: Windows Hyper-V, Skype Extension for Chrome, Tablet Windows User Interface, Visual Studio Code, Windows Ancillary Function Driver for WinSock, Windows CD-ROM Driver, Windows Cloud Files Mini Filter Driver, Windows COM, Windows Common Log File System Driver, Windows DWM Core Library, Windows Event Tracing, Windows Fastfat Driver, Windows Fax and Scan Service, Windows HTML Platform, Windows Installer, Windows Kernel, Windows Media, Windows PDEV, Windows Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol, Windows Print Spooler Components, Windows Remote Desktop, Windows Security Support Provider Interface, Windows SMB Server, Windows Update Stack, and Xbox.

See the KBs listed at the bottom of the page at March 2022 Security Updates - Release Notes - Security Update Guide - Microsoft for information regarding known issues with the security updates as well as the CVEs with FAQs, Mitigations and/or Workarounds.

Recommended Reading: See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The March 2022 Security Update Review.

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