Microsoft Releases Over 100 Security Patches With July Patch, IT News, ET CIO

After facing cyber attacks on its servers and software, Microsoft released several security fixes, including a remote code execution (RCE) bug in its Exchange server.

The July 2021 Patch Tuesday fixes 117 vulnerabilities related to RCE, identity theft, memory corruption, and information disclosure, among others.

“The monthly security release includes all security fixes for vulnerabilities that affect Windows 10, in addition to non-security related updates,” the company said in an update.

“In addition to security changes for vulnerabilities, the updates include defense-in-depth updates to help improve security-related functionality,” the company added.

Thirteen security fixes are critical and nine are zero days.

Microsoft released an emergency Windows patch last week to address a critical vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler service called “PrintNightmare”.

An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute arbitrary code with system privileges. An attacker could then install programs, view, modify or delete data, or create new accounts with full user rights.

Microsoft said it has completed the investigation and released security updates to address the vulnerability.

The Print Spooler service runs by default on Windows, including client versions of the operating system, domain controllers, and many Windows Server instances.

Microsoft also acquired RiskIQ, a global leader in global threat intelligence and attack surface management, for an undisclosed amount, the company aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of digital transformation and hybrid work.

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