• May 2020 Patch Tuesday rolls out

    The KB articles are out

    Microsoft Update Catalog has 241 new entries. (Five others date from earlier this month.)

    According to the KB article, Win10 1909 is getting the same fixes as Win10 1903. That’s good news, especially for those of us who have moved to 1909.

    Dustin Childs at Google’s ZDI reports:

    111 CVEs, 16 are rated Critical and 95 are rated Important in severity. Eleven of these CVEs were reported through the ZDI program. None of the bugs being patched are listed as being publicly known or under active attack at the time of release.

    Childs gives special recognition to CVE-2020-1071, which requires physical access to a computer (say, a computer in a publicly accessible location); CVE-2020-1067, an attack that requires access to a domain user account; and CVE-2020-1118, an exploit that’ll remotely shut down a computer.

    Lawrence Abrams has a comprehensive, easily accessible list on BleepingComputer.

    Let’s see if we get any new bugs this month.

    For those of you running the beta version of Win10 2004, there’s a patch waiting just for you — KB 4556803, which brings your build number up to 19041.264. Noteworthy improvements include “updated the 2020 start date for daylight saving time (DST) in the Kingdom of Morocco.”

    Bottom line: No need to install the May updates yet. (You got the April updates installed, right?)