It’s time for Patch Tuesday again and Microsoft today is rolling out cumulative updates for all supported versions of Windows 10.
It’s that time of the month again where Microsoft is releasing new cumulative updates for all currently supported versions of Windows 10 as part of Patch Tuesday. This is the seventh round of cumulative updates for the OS this year. This follows last month’s Patch Tuesday updates. These updates cover versions 2004, 20H2, and 21H1. Those builds will receive KB5004237.
Windows 10 Patch Tuesday
These updates will bump your builds up to 19041.1110, 19042.1110, or 19043.1110 depending on your current version. The main thing to look for here is security and quality improvements:
- Updates for verifying usernames and passwords.
- Updates to improve security when Windows performs basic operations.
- Updates an issue that might make printing to certain printers difficult. This issue affects various brands and models, but primarily receipt or label printers that connect using a USB port.
And here is the list of other highlights and fixes from KB5004237:
- Addresses an issue that might make printing to certain printers difficult. This issue affects various brands and models, but primarily receipt or label printers that connect using a USB port.
- Removes support for the PerformTicketSignature setting and permanently enables Enforcement mode for CVE-2020-17049. For more information and steps to enable full protection on domain controller servers, see Managing deployment of Kerberos S4U changes for CVE-2020-17049.
- Adds Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption protections for CVE-2021-33757. For more information, see KB5004605.
- Addresses a vulnerability in which Primary Refresh Tokens are not strongly encrypted. This issue might allow the tokens to be reused until the token expires or is renewed. For more information about this issue, see CVE-2021-33779.
- Security updates to Windows Apps, Windows Management, Windows Fundamentals, Windows Authentication, Windows User Account Control (UAC), Operating System Security, Windows Virtualization, Windows Linux, the Windows Kernel, the Microsoft Scripting Engine, the Windows HTML Platforms, the Windows MSHTML Platform, and Windows Graphics.
Get Your Windows Updates
If automatic updates are enabled on your system, you should see the new updates in the next couple of days. Or you can stay on top of things by manually heading to Settings > Update & Security > Microsoft Update to check and download the updates.
Older versions of Windows 10 may receive updates today, too. Make sure to read the documentation on the Windows 10 Update History page for your version’s full release notes.
If something breaks after you install today’s updates and cannot be resolved by Microsoft’s documented workarounds you can roll them back.
For more on how to do that, makes sure to read our article: How to Uninstall a Windows 10 Cumulative Update.