Microsoft has released its Patch Tuesday for August 2022: among the fixes, the publisher fixes security problems but also a blocking of the Start Menu on Windows 11 and printers on Windows 10. The updates are available on Windows Update and the equivalent services.
Like every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft has released its software updates. In the August batch, the publisher fixes flaws in Windows, Office and many components, including: Office suite including Excel and Outlook spreadsheet, Edge browser, Visual Studion .NET Core code editor, Active Directory Domain Services, Azure Batch Node Agent, Azure Real-Time Operating System, Azure Site Recovery, Azure Sphere, Microsoft ATA Port Driver, Microsoft Bluetooth Driver, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Windows Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT), Remote Access Service Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Role: Windows Fax Service, Role: Windows Hyper-V, System Center Operations Manager, Windows Bluetooth Service, Windows Canonical Display Driver, Windows Mini Cloud File Filter Driver, Windows Defender Credential Guard, Windows Digital Media, Windows Error Reporting, Windows Hello, Windows Internet Information Services, Windows Kerberos, Windows Kernel, Windows Local Security Authority (LSA), Windows Network File System, Driver Windows Partition Management, Windows Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP), Windows Print Spooler Components, Windows Secure Boot, Windows Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP), Windows Storage Spaces Direct, Windows Unified Write Filters, Windows WebBrowser Control and Windows Win32K.
Among the fixes deployed for Windows 11 and 10, the main changes concern:
- a problem that may prevent some of you from opening the Start menu (Windows 11),
- a problem that creates a duplicate print queue (Windows 10). This results in the loss of functionality of the original print queue
- a known issue that may prevent display of input indicator and language bar in notification area (Windows 10). This issue affects devices with multiple languages installed.
Additionally, this patch fixes a flaw, codenamed Dogwalk, using the Microsoft Windows Support service, better known as the Windows Diagnostic Tool displayed in case of problems on Windows. However, the flaw required the use of a malicious file to be manually added to the service. The latter could also be exploited via Google’s Chrome browser by bypassing its Safe Browsing service, which Google fixed the bug last July.
Since June, Microsoft has announced the end of support for the legacy browser, Internet Explorer. After more than 27 years of service and navigation, launched with Windows 95, IE gives way to its successor Edgelaunched with Windows 10. But the latter has undergone in 2020 a change of heart with the Chromium transplantthe open-source version of the Google Chrome browser. The old browser, still present in Windows 10, will no longer benefit from security updates : Microsoft recommends using Edge or another browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox,…).
Updates are available in Windows Update, Windows Update, Software Updater for Mac, Microsoft AutoUpdate, App Store app stores for iOS and Google Play app stores for Android. The June Patch Tuesday is the last security update for version 20H2. An update to a recent version of Windows 10 (21H1 and 21H2), or Windows 11, will be offered if the computer is compatible.