Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes 99 security bugs

Posted on Wednesday, Feb 12 2020 @ 16:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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This month's dose of Patch Tuesday from Microsoft fixes a massive 99 security vulnerabilities, including 12 issues that are rated as critical. ZD Net has an overview over here.
On January 17, Microsoft disclosed ongoing attacks where hackers were using [a] IE zero-day, however, at the time, the OS maker could not provide a patch. This patch is now included with this month's cumulative security updates.

On top of this patch, there are 98 others, of which, 11 bugs have received a grading of "critical," the highest available.

Most of the critical bugs are remote code execution and memory corruption bugs in services such as the IE scripting engine, the Remote Desktop Protocol service, LNK files, and the Media Foundation component.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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