Microsoft is sending out an out-of-band update across versions of Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows Server. According to the company, there is a security risk across Windows. Specifically, there is an issue in .NET/.NET Framework that messes up the way Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) apps render XPS documents.
To remedy the problem, Microsoft is issuing the out-of-band (OBB) KB5022083 security update package on Windows 11, 10, and Server.
The company explains the problem is causing users to have faults when displaying WPF-based readers. Windows is unable to properly show tables, hyperlinks, and other structural elements. Images are also not displaying properly in XPS documents, and users also report other various problems.
Microsoft has been managing the situation with temporary workarounds, such as PowerShell scripts or making changes to the Windows registry. However, the company now has a permanent update ready.
This issue is persistent in numerous builds of Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows Server. As such, the KB5022083 OBB update covers the following versions:
- Windows 11 version 22H2
- Windows 11 version 21H2
- Windows Server 2022
- Azure Stack HCI version 22H2
- Azure Stack HCI version 21H2
- Windows 10 version 22H2
- Windows 10 version 21H2
- Windows 10 version 20H2
- Windows 10 version 1809
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows 10 version 1607
- Windows Server 2016
If you are unfamiliar with an out-of-band update, it is essentially an update that Microsoft rolls out that are outside the company's normal release schedule. It is also not an automatic update available through Windows Update.
That means to install it, you will need to head to the Microsoft Update Catalog and search for KB5022083.
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