Microsoft Fixed 44 Flaws On August Patch Tuesday

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Microsoft released security updates for 44 vulnerabilities in the August issue of Microsoft Patch Tuesday, seven of which were classified as critical and 37 as important.

13 of the published patches target a vulnerability in remote code execution, while some other eight patches focus on information disclosure.

Some of the released patches fixed three zero-day bugs, including the Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution vulnerability CVE-2021-36936, which has been a major topic of discussion since its discovery in June.

The patches also fix the Windows Update Medic Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2021-36948, which Microsoft claims has been actively exploited in the wild.

Finally, the patches solved the Windows LSA Spoofing Vulnerability(CVE-2021-36942, similar to an advisory Microsoft sent out in late July to protect Windows domain controllers and other Windows servers from the NTLM Relay Attack known as PetitPotam.

The vulnerabilities affected tools such as .NET Core & Visual Studio, ASP.NET Core & Visual Studio, Azure, Windows Update, Windows Print Spooler Components, Windows Media, Windows Defender, Remote Desktop Client, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office SharePoint and others.

For more information, read the original story in ZDNet.


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