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The security updates for March 2023 have been released by Microsoft.

March 2023 Security Updates

Updates this Month

This release consists of security updates for the following products, features and roles.

  • Azure
  • Client Server Run-time Subsystem (CSRSS)
  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
  • Microsoft Bluetooth Driver
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
  • Microsoft Graphics Component
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft PostScript Printer Driver
  • Microsoft Printer Drivers
  • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
  • Office for Android
  • Remote Access Service Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol
  • Role: DNS Server
  • Role: Windows Hyper-V
  • Service Fabric
  • Visual Studio
  • Windows Accounts Control
  • Windows Bluetooth Service
  • Windows Central Resource Manager
  • Windows Cryptographic Services
  • Windows Defender
  • Windows HTTP Protocol Stack
  • Windows HTTP.sys
  • Windows Internet Key Exchange (IKE) Protocol
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows Partition Management Driver
  • Windows Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE)
  • Windows Remote Procedure Call
  • Windows Remote Procedure Call Runtime
  • Windows Resilient File System (ReFS)
  • Windows Secure Channel
  • Windows SmartScreen
  • Windows TPM
  • Windows Win32K

Please note the following information regarding the security updates:

Security Update Guide Blog Posts

Date Blog Post
January 6, 2023 Publishing CBL-Mariner CVEs on the Security Update Guide CVRF API
December 29, 2022 Security Update Guide Improvement – Representing Hotpatch Updates
August 9, 2022 Security Update Guide Notification System News: Create your profile now
January 11, 2022 Coming Soon: New Security Update Guide Notification System
February 9, 2021 Continuing to Listen: Good News about the Security Update Guide API
January 13, 2021 Security Update Guide Supports CVEs Assigned by Industry Partners
December 8, 2020 Security Update Guide: Let’s keep the conversation going
November 9, 2020 Vulnerability Descriptions in the New Version of the Security Update Guide

Relevant Information

  • The new Hotpatching feature is now generally available. Please see  Hotpatching feature for Windows Server Azure Edition virtual machines (VMs) for more information.
  • Windows 10 updates are cumulative. The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security updates. The updates are available via the  Microsoft Update Catalog. For information on lifecycle and support dates for Windows 10 operating systems, please see  Windows Lifecycle Facts Sheet.
  • Microsoft is improving Windows Release Notes. For more information, please see  What's next for Windows release notes.
  • A list of the latest servicing stack updates for each operating system can be found in  ADV990001. This list will be updated whenever a new servicing stack update is released. It is important to install the latest servicing stack update.
  • In addition to security changes for the vulnerabilities, updates include defense-in-depth updates to help improve security-related features.
  • Customers running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 need to purchase the Extended Security Update to continue receiving security updates. See  4522133 for more information.

FAQs, Mitigations, and Workarounds

The following CVEs have FAQs, Mitigations, or Workarounds. You can see these in more detail from the Vulnerabilities tab by selecting FAQsMitigations and Workarounds columns in the Edit Columns panel.

Known Issues

You can see these in more detail from the Deployments tab by selecting Known Issues column in the Edit Columns panel.

For more information about Windows Known Issues, please see  Windows message center (links to currently-supported versions of Windows are in the left pane).

KB Article Applies To
5002355 SharePoint Server Subscription Edition
5002396 Windows 10, version 20H2, Windows 10, version 21H2, Windows 10, version 22H2
5023702 Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019
5023705 Windows Server 2022
5023706 Windows 11 version 22H2
5023752 Windows Server 2012 (Security-only update)
5023754 Windows Server 2008 (Security-only update)
5023755 Windows Server 2008 (Monthly Rollup)
5023756 Windows Server 2012 (Monthly Rollup)
5023759 Windows Server 2008 R2 (Security-only update)
5023769 Windows Server 2008 R2 (Monthly Rollup)

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