Newsletter Archives

  • November updates are here

    It’s DefCon Tuesday again.

    We are still waiting to hear how we are going to control the Windows 10/11 ‘moment’ releases – those incremental dribble updates.

    Links below as they go public…..

    Listing of vulnerabilities

    Dustin Child’s zero day blog


    SANS Internet Storm Center

    Known issues include:

    Windows 11 22H2 (2022 whatever you want to call it) still has the file copy bug: “Copying large multiple gigabyte (GB) files might take longer than expected to finish on Windows 11, version 22H2. You are more likely to experience this issue copying files to Windows 11, version 22H2 from a network share via Server Message Block (SMB) but local file copy might also be affected.Windows devices used by consumers in their home or small offices are not likely to be affected by this issue”

    Exchange is FINALLY being patched for it’s zero day from a month ago.

    A print spooler patch – aka we watch for printer issues.

  • November 2022 Office non-Security Updates are now available

    The November 2022 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, November 1, 2022. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the October 2022 patches. Unless you have a specific need to install them, you should wait until Susan Bradley (Patch Lady) approves them and any problems have been reported.

    Remember, Susan’s patching sequence and recommendations are based on a business environment that has IT support and may have time constraints on the updating process. Consumer patching should be more cautious due to limited technical and mechanical resources. The latter is the reason for the AskWoody DEFCON system.

    Office 2016
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB5002306)

    There was no update for Office 2013.
    On April 10, 2018, Office 2013 reached End of Mainstream Support. Extended Support ends for Office 2013 on April 11, 2023.
    Office 2016 also reached  End of Mainstream Support on October 13, 2020. EOS for Office 2016 is October 14, 2025.

    Updates are for the .msi version (perpetual). Office 365 and C2R are not included.

    Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday).