Microsoft releases the May 2024 Security Updates for Windows

Martin Brinkmann
May 14, 2024
Updated • May 14, 2024
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Microsoft has released security updates for all supported versions of its Microsoft Windows operating system and other company products.

This security updates overview provides system administrators and home users with information on the released patches and changes. It highlights information about each of the supported Windows versions, lists known issues, and offers guidance on downloading and installing the updates.

You can check out the April 2024 update overview here, in case you missed it or want to go back to it.

Microsoft Windows Security Updates: May 2024

You may download the following Excel spreadsheet to get a list of released updates. Click on the following link to download the archive to the local device: Microsoft Windows security updates May 2024

Executive Summary

  • Microsoft released security patches for 60 unique vulnerabilities.
  • No critically rated security issues.
  • Windows clients with issues are: Windows 10 version 21H2 and 22H2, Windows 11 version 22H2 and 23H2.
  • Windows Server clients with issues: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2022

Product overview

Each supported version of Windows and their critical vulnerabilities are listed below.

  • Windows 10 version 22H2: 42 vulnerabilities, 0 critical, 41 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows 11 version 22H2: 40 vulnerabilities, 0 critical, 39 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows 11 version 23H2: 40 vulnerabilities, 0 critical, 39 important, and 1 moderate

Windows Server products

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (extended support only): 22 vulnerabilities: 0 critical,  21important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (extended support only):  vulnerabilities:  critical and  important
    • unknown
  • Windows Server 2016: 29 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 28 important, and 1 moderate
  • Windows Server 2019: 44 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 43 important, and 1 moderate
  •  Windows Server 2022: 45 vulnerabilities: 0 critical, 44 important, and 1 moderate

Windows Security Updates

Windows 10 version 22H2

Updates and improvements:

  • Adds Microsoft account related notifications in Settings > Home.
  • Improves the reliability and quality of widgets on the lock screen.
  • Improves the reliability of Windows Search.
  • Update size is reduced by about 20% thanks to new technique.
  • Fixes an issue that could affect Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that might affect domain controllers.
  • Fixed a stability issue that affected some wireless earbuds.
  • Security updates.
  • Plus all changes of the April 24 Preview update.

Windows 11 version 22H2 and 23H2

Updates and improvements:

  • Added application promotions to the Recommended section of the start menu.
  • Fixes a slow file transfer issue affecting Server Message Block (SMB) clients.
  • Improves quality of the widgets icon on the taskbar.
  • Improves reliability of widgets on the lock screen.
  • Fixes an issue that could affect Virtual Secure Mode (VSM) scenarios.
  • Fixed an issue that might affect domain controllers.
  • Security updates.
  • Plus all changes of the April 2024 Preview update.

Windows Security updates

2024-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1507 (KB5037788)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for Microsoft server operating system version 21H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5037782)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2 and Windows 10 Version 22H2 (KB5037768)

2024-05 Dynamic Cumulative Update for Windows 11 (KB5037770)

Server

2024-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2008 (KB5037800)

2024-05 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB5037836)

2024-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB5037780)

2024-05 Security Only Quality Update for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB5037803)

2024-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 (KB5037778)

2024-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB5037823)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB5037763)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1809 (KB5037765)

2024-05 Cumulative security Hotpatch for Azure Stack HCI, version 21H2 and Windows Server 2022 Datacenter: Azure Edition for x64-based Systems (KB5037848)

Non-Security updates

2024-05 Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2, Windows 10 Version 21H2, Windows 10 Version 21H1, and Windows 10 Version 20H2 (KB5001716)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 and Windows 10 Version 21H2 (KB5037587)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows 11 (KB5037591)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 and Windows 10 Version 21H2 (KB5037592)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 Version 1607 (KB5037926)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Microsoft server operating system, version 22H2 for x64 (KB5037929)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Microsoft server operating system, version 22H2 for x64 (KB5037930)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows 11 (KB5037931)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.7.2 for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1809 (KB5037932)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1809 (KB5037933)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8 for Windows 11 (KB5037934)

2024-05 Dynamic Update for Microsoft server operating system for x64-based Systems (KB5037958)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Microsoft server operating system, version 23H2 for x64 (KB5038075)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 and 4.8.1 for Microsoft server operating system version 21H2 for x64 (KB5038282)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.7.2 and 4.8 for Windows Server 2019 and Windows 10 Version 1809 (KB5038283)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 and 4.8.1 for Windows 10 Version 21H2 (KB5038284)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 and 4.8.1 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 (KB5038285)

2024-05 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 and 4.8.1 for Windows 11 (KB5038286)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB5037916)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6.2 for Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 (KB5037917)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 for x64 (KB5037922)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB5037923)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Server 2012 for x64 (KB5037924)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2 for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64 (KB5037925)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Embedded Standard 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (KB5038288)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 (KB5038289)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, 4.7.2, 4.8 for Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB5038290)

2024-05 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0, 3.5 SP1, 4.6.2 for Windows Server 2008 (KB5038291)

Known Issues

Windows 10 version 22H2

Description: After installation of the update, users may be unable to change their account profile picture.

Workaround: none available at the time.

Description: Devices that use Microsoft Connected Cache (MCC) may download updates or apps from the public Internet instead, if they use DHCP Option 235 and have a recent update installed.

Workaround: Configure Microsoft Connected Cache endpoint in DOCacheHost policy as indicated in Cache hostname. Additionally, DOCacheHostSourcehas to be set to 1or removed as indicated in Cache hostname source. By default, the DOCacheHost and DOCacheHostSource policies have no value.

(OLD) Description: Desktop icons may be moved around unexpectedly between monitors when using Copilot on more than one monitor. Users may also experience "other alignment issues" according to Microsoft.

Workaround: none. Microsoft may disable Copilot on multimonitor devices.

(OLD) Description: Copilot in Windows is not supported if the taskbar is located vertically on the right or left side of the screen.

Workaround: align the taskbar horizontally, either at the top or bottom of the screen.

Windows 11 version 22H2 and 23H2

Description: After installation of the update, users may be unable to change their account profile picture.

Workaround: none available at the time.

Security advisories and updates

Microsoft Office Updates

You find Office update information here.

How to download and install the May 2024 security updates

Microsoft Windows Security updates May 2024

Most non-managed Windows devices receive security updates automatically. Administrators may speed up the installation in the following way:

  1. Select Start, type Windows Update and load the Windows Update item that is displayed.
  2. Select check for updates to run a manual check for updates.

Direct update downloads

Below are resource pages with direct download links, if you prefer to download the updates to install them manually.

Windows 10 version 22H2

  • KB5037768 -- 2024-5 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 21H2

Windows 11 version 22H2

  • KB5037771 -- 2024-5 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 version 22H2
Windows 11 version 23H2
  • KB5037771 -- 2024-5 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 version 23H2

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Comments

  1. guest12 said on May 18, 2024 at 11:55 pm
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    amen i did and had to reformat my pc and i am getting alwyer to sue microsoft because they knowed the updates was BAD

  2. Steve said on May 17, 2024 at 10:37 pm
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    Bobo,

    She only pays Sims 2 , she says the newer ones not good. You know happy wife happy life?
    As far as me, stopped updating my Win 10 , as I say F- MS.

    There is really no security, just SPY ware. Now I will take off my tinfoil hat.

  3. Anonymous said on May 17, 2024 at 2:14 pm
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  4. Steve said on May 17, 2024 at 2:27 am
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    Win updates are out for me. No need for them as they just slow down the system.
    Have enough security in place, I don’t worry. Using win 10, since Feb,of 2024 had nothing but slowdowns thanks to defender trying to take control. Reinstalled 10 , NO updates allowed its running like new. My wife still uses 7. No malware ever. So updates will never happen.
    What are they related to Boeing Aircraft?

    1. Bobo said on May 17, 2024 at 9:18 am
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      Do it the other way. Update your OS but deactivate Defender and uninstall Microsoft Edge. For protection, use uBlock Origin in your browser, a custom hosts file and common sense. Your current solution is: Luck. For best results use Windows 10 LTSC and get updates until 2032. Just Google “Installing Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021 – sysconf 16”. As much as I love Windows 7, it’s now time to let go. It was a fantastic OS.

      1. John G. said on May 18, 2024 at 11:46 pm
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        @Bobo, I will never forget some the winter nights, me and my family, around near the fireplace, while snowing outside till the roof… my father was writing some mails with his awesome old laptop with W7. He still has W7 installed in his old computer, it still works perfect. Good times. Past is pure longing.

  5. name said on May 16, 2024 at 6:42 am
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    cumulative update gets stuck at spinning dots with a black screen after reboot

  6. Anonymous said on May 16, 2024 at 6:36 am
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    on reboot i get stuck at spinning dots with a black screen… great update MS!!

  7. John said on May 15, 2024 at 3:42 pm
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    Another boat load of updates what could possibly go wrong? Everything actually.

  8. Anonymous said on May 15, 2024 at 3:17 am
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    Still getting errors on update KB5034441 which is an ongoing problem.

    Why doesn’t MS provide a troubleshooter to resolve this problem?

    1. John G. said on May 15, 2024 at 1:03 pm
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      Some issues here for me too, taskbar crashes so often that I had to remove this update. So sad, always again with little or big issues. However the laser printer was working fine, that’s good news. Anyway the taskbar issue was too weird to maintain this update installed at my W11 laptop. Meanwhile, my Kubuntu notebook is working fine with W10 working now as a virtual machine. I only maintain W11 waiting for the W12 OS. In other case I would have uninstalled it as faster as I can.

    2. karlo2105 said on May 15, 2024 at 8:42 am
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      The easiest fix with KB5034441 is to hide it with wumgr or WU Minitool :
      https://github.com/DavidXanatos/wumgr
      https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_update_minitool.html

      1. Boril said on May 15, 2024 at 7:38 pm
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        By the way, the old well-known MS utility for this purpose (show/hide updates) still works pretty well. I use it occasionally.
        It’s original name: wushowhide.diagcab
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  9. guest said on May 14, 2024 at 11:18 pm
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    what microsoft did not tell any one was get ready to refomat your pc their up dates are crap and they need to stop the updates because they are the cause of the mess in windows 11 so i say go back to windows 10 that works great no bugs like in windows 11 and more safe because of microsoft letting hacker using ai break in to window and steal the main core they could not stop them because ai does not work and is a clear danger so far where i live a about 24000 are set to go back to windows 10 you see microsoft can’t fix the mess in windows 11 because they do the mess and forgot how to fix it because they fired all of their tec’s no tec’s at microsoft support just other people that use windows 11 microsoft you are fired

  10. John G. said on May 14, 2024 at 9:01 pm
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    God, please do help us! Thanks for the article. :]

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