November 2022 Patch Tuesday is as critical as it gets

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Microsoft has released a new batch of updates for its supported operating systems and software, and this time we have the November 2022 Patch Tuesday updates to deal with.

As it happens every month, these patches are here to address several security issues.

This time around, Redmond has resolved a total of 66 vulnerabilities in its software, 10 of which are rated as critical. What’s even more concerning is that, according to the company, no less than 6 of these flaws are being exploited in the wild.

Meaning, you are recommended to deploy these patches as soon as you can.

That said, judging by the number of addressed vulnerabilities, the November 2022 Patch Tuesday cycle is rather on the light side. The count is down from the 81 vulnerabilities that Microsoft fixed in October that just went by.

They are more in line with the 67 security flaws that the company addressed back in November 2021.

It’s just that the number of exploits that are known to be in use by cybercriminals is rather critical. This is the first time that such a big number of vulnerabilities are known to be used by malicious actors, at least in more than a year.

And this makes it even more important for users of Microsoft software to patch their devices as soon as possible.

Windows 10 users are directed to download their respective patches for version 1507, 1607, 1809 as well as the more recent versions 20H2, 21H1, 21H2, and 22H2. All other versions of this older operating system have reached end of support.

Windows 11 users, meanwhile, have updates available for version 21H2 and the latest version 22H2.

If for some reason, you are still rocking Windows 7 on your computers, then you can also get your hands on updates as part of the ESU program that Microsoft has for enterprise customers. Home users, in this case, are not getting new updates.

These new updates are available via the typical channels like Windows Update, WSUS, alongside the Microsoft Update Catalog for manual downloads.