Exchange Server Security updates (August 9, 2022)

Update[German]Microsoft has released security updates for Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server 2016 and Exchange Server 2019, effective August 9. These updates are required to address vulnerabilities reported by external security partners and found through Microsoft's internal processes. The updates apply to the Exchange Server on-premises installations listed below.


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The August 2022 Exchange Server security updates address vulnerabilities reported by security partners and found through Microsoft's internal processes. Microsoft has published the Techcommunity post Released: August 2022 Exchange Server Security Updates with a description of the security updates. 

Exchange August 2022 Updates

Security updates are available for the following Exchange Server CU versions.

The updates addresses the Microsoft Exchange Server Elevation of Privilege vulnerabilities CVE-2022-21980, CVE-2022-24477, and CVE-2022-24516. Here is the complete list of vulnerabilities:

Microsoft recommends installing these updates immediately, although there are no known active exploits in the wild yet. It should be noted that Exchange servers are updated to the current CU before the August 2022 updates are installed (see the graphic above and the note from Microsoft). Microsoft's HealthChecker-PowerShell-Script script can be used for testing.


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These vulnerabilities affect Exchange Server. Exchange Online customers are already protected from the vulnerabilities covered in these SUs and do not need to take any action other than updating all Exchange servers in their environment.

Enable Windows Extended Protection

In an addendum, Microsoft notes that to fix some vulnerabilities closed in August 2022, administrators must enable Windows Extended protection on their Exchange servers (in IIS). Microsoft provides a script to enable this feature (the latest version can be found here). Before activating Extended Protection (EP) on production systems, you should check if the requirements are met. The activation of Extended Protection (EP) is only supported by certain Exchange versions. And there are many, many known issues.

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