November 2021 Patch Tuesday updates are now live

Patch Tuesday

Another breezy Tuesday, another set of Patch Tuesday updates for the Windows family of operating systems! This one lands as the second such update cycle for the newly released Windows 11.

And it comes packing updated security for the nascent OS.

The update in question goes under the name of KB5007215, and is bringing build 22000.318 for those lucky few that are rocking the platform.

Microsoft refers the November 2021 security update release as the “B” release, and it is available for all supported versions of Windows 10 as well as Windows 11. In other words, this one is very much worth deploying if you are on these versions of the operating system.

Here is the changelog for build 22000.318:

“Addresses an issue in which certain apps might have unexpected results when rendering some user interface elements or when drawing within the app. You might encounter this issue with apps that use GDI+ and set a zero (0) width pen object on displays with high dots per inch (DPI) or resolution, or if the app is using scaling.”

As is norm, only the latest fixes incorporated in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device. That is, if you have installer earlier updates. Otherwise, you will get the whole deal so that your system is up to date.

In case you are curious about the fixed security vulnerabilities in this release, head over here.

Microsoft has also packed in some servicing stacks updates (SSU) that make quality improvements to the servicing stack that is responsible for installing Windows updates. In case you are unfamiliar with what this is, then two dedicated resources are available here and here.

The Redmond based software titan notes that there are no known issues with these updates, but you never can tell in this day and age.

Feel free to deploy them on your machines with fingers firmly crossed.