📢 Windows 10 Patch Tuesday update (KB5005033) fixes the PrintNightmare vulnerability

Microsoft releases Windows 10 update KB5005033 as a mandatory update that fixes PrintNightmare vulnerability on Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2, 2004. - Story by Kunal Chowdhury on


It's Patch Tuesday! Microsoft released a new cumulative update (KB5005033) for all supported Windows 10 versions as a mandatory update. The latest update brings a small list of fixes to resolve the Print Spooler PrintNightmare vulnerability.

 

KB5005033 is a critical update, rolling out to Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, and 21H1 bringing the builds number to 19041.1165, 19042.1165, and 19043.1165 respectively. For more information, and to download the offline installer for KB5005033, continue reading more.

 

Windows 10 Patch Tuesday update (KB5005033) fixes the PrintNightmare vulnerability

 

As you already know that Windows 10 is a service, it gets better through periodic software updates via the Windows Updates. If you have already enabled the automatic updates, its automatically downloads and updates all or most of the updates.

 

There are some updates that Microsoft feels like an unimportant one but good to have. Microsoft marks those as an Optional Update and that requires user intervention to download and install. The latest Windows 10 cumulative update (KB5005033) is a mandatory update that you must install.

 

As the Windows 10 versions 21H1, 20H2, and 2004 share a common core operating system and an identical set of system files, this update comes to all those listed operating system versions.

 

 

Windows 10 update KB5005033 for versions 21H1, 20H2 and 2004

The latest Windows 10 cumulative update KB5005033 comes with the following fixes and improvements:

 

Updates the default installation privilege requirement so that you must be an administrator to install drivers when using Point and Print.
Changes the default privilege requirement for installing drivers when using Point and Print. After installing this update, you must have administrative privileges to install drivers. If you use Point and Print, see KB5005652, Point and Print Default Behavior Change, and CVE-2021-34481 for more information.

 

 

Official direct download link for Windows 10 update KB5005033

If your Windows Update service is enabled, you should have received this update notification. If not, open the Windows 10 Settings app, navigate to Windows Update and click "Check for Updates". Then click the "Install Now" button to receive the latest Windows 10 cumulative update KB5005033.

 

You can also manually download this update by clicking here. This is an official direct download link for Windows 10 KB5005033 update.

 





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