Last Updated on 15/07/2021 by Sanskriti
Microsoft’s July 2021 Patch Tuesday included patches for as many as 117 vulnerabilities. Security fixes for a variety of Microsoft products and features are included in the current release. Windows Defender, Microsoft Office, Windows Hello, and Microsoft Exchange Server are just a few of the programmes available.
It also contains patches for four publicly exploited vulnerabilities. Microsoft releases a package of security updates for its products on Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of every month. Microsoft has issued a number of new security upgrades that address problems such as spoofing, information leakage, remote code execution, and memory corruption.
Thirteen of the vulnerabilities addressed are critical, while nine are zero-days (the flaws that were exploited by hackers before they came into notice by the developers). Patches for four issues have been included by Microsoft that are still being exploited and might have an impact on end-users. These include the PrintNightmare flaw, which was discovered just a few days ago.
The software vulnerability programme Zero Day Initiative revealed seventeen of the total vulnerabilities patched by Microsoft. The number of repairs, according to the worldwide endeavor, is more than the previous two months altogether and on par with monthly tallies from 2020. In its most recent Patch Tuesday package, released in June, Microsoft fixed 50 security vulnerabilities. There were seven zero-day vulnerabilities among them.
The new Patch Tuesday resolves issues discovered by researchers from Google Security, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Lab, and Checkmarx, in addition to those disclosed by the Zero Day Initiative team. The Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center has also detected problems, which have been fixed. A remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange Server was also discovered by researchers competing in this year’s Pwn2Own competition, which has subsequently been fixed.
To safeguard their computers from security issues, users are advised to obtain the most recent software versions of Microsoft products. The Microsoft Update Catalog is where you can get the updated versions.
The Redmond, Washington-based business incorporates them in its monthly security releases, especially for Windows updates.