Once a month, near the end of the Patch Tuesday release cycle, the Readiness teams publishes an update on Microsoft related patches, out of band (OOB) releases and updated CVE vulnerability documentation. This note is intended as an informal brief on recent changes and may reflect a dynamic or rapidly changing situation.
For the month of November 2023, this posting will include the following areas:
- Resolved issues
- Reported issues
- Updated CVE entries
- Scheduled Out-of-band (OOB) releases
- Links to the Readiness blog
The following section describes the latest reported issues with Microsoft updates, their affected platform and their resolution statues/date:
- BitLocker might incorrectly receive a 65000 error in MDMs “Requires Device Encryption” might incorrectly report as an error in some managed environments. This issue has been reported as mitigated by Microsoft as of October 31, 2023.
- Compatibility issues with Intel Smart Sound Technology drivers and Windows 11: Intel and Microsoft have found incompatibility issues with certain versions of drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) on Intel 11th Gen Core processors and Windows 11. Microsoft has recommended (as of October 31, 2023) to seek the latest driver from Intel.
We have included a (usually) short list of reported issues with last month’s Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft. These issues can relate to Microsoft Windows, Office and associated development platforms such .NET and Visual studio:
- KB5031356: There are reports of this update not completing successfully affecting Windows 10 Enterprise. This issue is still outstanding. Microsoft is researching this issue and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available.
Scheduled Out-of-Band (OOB) Release
There are no scheduled Out-of-Band releases from Microsoft scheduled for the next few weeks – bringing us up to Patch Tuesday. If there are any urgent releases, the best place to check for further information is the Windows Release Health dashboard.
Readiness Blog Entries for October and November
And for those interested in application packaging, security and the update ecosystem, please have a look at this month’s blog posting from the Readiness team:
- CVSS Ratings Gets the Red, Amber Green Treatment
- Microsoft Raises the Security Bar With Secure Future Initiative
- Patch Patch! You’re Dead
- Windows 11 Support for Compression Extensions: A Moral Imperative
- Technical Debt: An Odyssey of Automation
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