August 2020 News & Updates

 

Executive Summary

  • Microsoft patched 129 vulnerabilities this month, making this the seventh month in a row of more than 100 updates.
  • This is the fourth consecutive month of more than 120 vulnerabilities patched.
  • Thirty two of the vulnerabilities patched can be attacked remotely and 20 of those 32 are rated as critical.

MicrosoftMicrosoft patched 87 vulnerabilities this month, at least 12 were classified [by Microsoft] as CRITICAL with the remaining rated important, moderate or low.

Two of the bugs patched this month address zero day vulnerabilities (CVE-2020-1380 and CVE-2020-1464) and at least one of those vulnerabilities is being actively exploited (though no proof of concept code has been made available, as of the time of this writing).

CVE-2020-1472 is a vulnerability in the Netlogon RPC that is being patched in a phased approach this month (initial deployment) and February 2021 (enforcement). We have updated our monitoring for MyIT clients to detect affected endpoints and work with clients to mitigate their specific situation. Additional information is available from Microsoft here.

As always, don’t be be the low hanging fruit and remember, all the cool kids update!

Additional details on this month’s Patch Tuesday are available on the sites below:


Adobe

Adobe

Adobe has so far released 2 patches this month. A patch to Lightroom that’s rated Important and an update to Adobe Acrobat that’s rated Critical.

Like Microsoft, Adobe now releases updates to their products on the second Tuesday of each month. Adobe will also release ‘out of band’ updates if necessary to address critical vulnerabilities in their products. Adobe products include Adobe Reader (for viewing PDF files), Adobe Flash Player (often used to watch videos, for interactive content like games, etc.), Adobe Shockwave and the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Lightroom, etc.).

Additional details are available from Adobe Here and Here including links to download the update(s) and instructions for installation.


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