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February 2023 Exchange Security Updates

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On February 14, 2023, Microsoft released new security updates rated ‘Important’ for:

  • Exchange 2019 CU11/CU12
  • Exchange 2016 CU23
  • Exchange 2013 CU23

Please note that Security Updates have been released for the last supported versions of Exchange 2013 and Exchange 2016, which in both cases is Cumulative Update 23. Only for Exchange 2019 have current and previous release SUs been released.

The latest SUs address the following vulnerabilities:

All vulnerabilities are rated ‘Important’ and are listed in the ‘Remote Code Execution’ category. Although no exploits in the wild have been detected at the time of writing, it is important that you install these updates soon (after testing).

For downloads and more information you can go to:


Exchange version



Exchange 2019 CU12

KB5023038, Feb 14, 2023

Exchange 2019 CU11

KB5023038, Feb 14, 2023

Exchange 2016 CU23

KB5023038, Feb 14, 2023

Exchange 2013 CU23

KB5023038, Feb 14, 2023



And some important closing notes:

  • Exchange 2013 support ends this April. After April 2023, security updates will no longer be released for Exchange 2013. If you are still running Exchange 2013, then you must upgrade to Exchange 2016, Exchange 2019 or Exchange Online as soon as possible!
  • Before installing these updates, test them thoroughly in your test environment.
  • These updates are also available via Windows Update. Please note that the initial release contained a small bug: after installation it reported a wrong build number. This bug issue was fixed the next day.
  • Security Updates are cumulative. This means that this SU contains all fixes that were released in previous SUs for this CU version.
  • An Exchange Management Tools server does not need this SU, but for consistency I recommend to install it.



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