Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Microsoft January 2024 Security Updates


The Microsoft January 2024 security updates have been released and consist of 49 new patches. In addition, 4 Chromium updates are included, bringing the total number of CVEs to 53.

Of the CVEs released, 2 are rated critical and 47 are rated important. At the time of release, none of the CVEs are listed as being under active attack or as publicly known.

The security updates apply to the following products, features and roles: Microsoft Windows and Windows Components; Office and Office Components; Azure; .NET Framework and Visual Studio; SQL Server; Windows Hyper-V; and Internet Explorer.

See the list of KBs at the bottom of the page at January 2024 Security Updates - Release Notes - Security Update Guide - Microsoft for information regarding known issues with the security updates as well as the CVEs with FAQs, Mitigations and/or Workarounds. For specific information on Windows 11, versions 23H2 and 22H2, see KB5034123.  For Windows 10, Version 22H2 see KB5034122.

Recommended Reading:   See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The January 2023 Security Update Review.


  • After February 2024, there are no more optional, non-security preview releases for Windows 11, version 22H2. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for this version. Windows 11, version 23H2 and Windows 10, version 22H2 will continue to receive security and optional releases.

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