Many patches were released

Microsoft released security updates for a total of 39 vulnerabilities.  These patches ranged from ‘critical’ to ‘important’.

Microsoft patched 10 critical and 29 important vulnerabilities impacting a range of its products, including Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, ChackraCore, Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, and the .NET Framework.  Patches were also to protect from  multiple known exploits; one being a zero-day (any exploit that does not have a current patch), which was being actively exploited by hacking groups such as FruityArmor and SandCat APTS.  

This zero-day attack could allow malicious programs to execute arbitrary code with higher privileges on the targeted systems.  

There have been patches for three zero-day vulnerabilities in three consecutive  months.  

“The vulnerability can be exploited remotely, without authentication. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by issuing specially crafted requests to the .NET Framework application,” Microsoft explains.

Users and system administrators are strongly recommended to apply the latest security patches as soon as possible to keep hackers and cyber-criminals away from taking control of their systems.


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