NV Access is pleased to announce that version 2022.3.2 of NVDA, the free screen reader for Microsoft Windows, is now available for download. We encourage all users to upgrade to this version.
Please note that as this is a patch release, the “What’s new” text has not been translated for this release. Users running NVDA in languages other than English, accessing the “What’s new” text from the Help menu will show the latest version as 2022.3. The correct current version can always be found in the “About NVDA” dialog, available from the Help menu.
This is a patch release to fix issues with 2022.3.1 and address a security issue. 2022.3.1 introduced bugs which prevented certain functionality on secure screens, and caused NVDA to misbehave if started on the lock screen.
An issue was fixed where it was possible for an unauthenticated user to elevate to administrator privileges. Technical details for this security issue will be made available in this advisory: GHSA-3jj9-295f-h69w.
Please note, after updating any software, it is a good idea to restart the computer. Restart by going to the Shutdown dialog, selecting “restart” and pressing ENTER. Updating software can change files which are in use. This can lead to instability and strange behaviour which is resolved by rebooting. This is the first thing to try if you do notice anything odd after updating.
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