Microsoft has pushed out yet another servicing stack update (SSU): code upgrades that in turn allow smooth security updates on Windows systems, and which are critical to effective patch management; businesses need to pay attention.
Most major Windows desktop and server variants — bar Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 — are affected. (See table below).
As of November 2018 new servicing stack updates are classified as “security” with a severity rating of “critical.”
Microsoft Servicing Stack Update: Sweeping Changes Coming
SSUs are distinct from Microsoft’s