As usual every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft released for Windows users the November Patch Tuesday with bug fixes and performance improvements for Windows 11, 10, 8.1 and 7, generations that were reached by the update. newly announced by the company.
According to the changelog, one of the main fixes made by big tech is the solution of the vulnerability identified by CVE-2022-23824 — also known in the community as “Spectre V2” — that affects machines equipped with AMD processor, except for the new line Ryzen 7000 based on Zen 4 architecture.
In a note published on Wednesday morning, AMD claims to be aware of the security flaw, noting that “This [a brecha] may allow CVE-2017-5715 attacks based on RET predictions in cases where the OS relies on IBPB without using additional software mitigations, to release the return address predictor.”
At the moment, the manufacturer’s most important guidance is for users of computers with AMD SoC to update the software as soon as possible to correct the flaw. Patch Tuesday can be downloaded using Windows Update or, if necessary, manually installed through the Microsoft website.
Windows 11 21H2: KB5019980
Windows 11 21H1: KB5019961
Windows 10: KB5019959
Windows 8.1: KB5020023
Windows 7: KB5020000