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CVE Updates for the month of February 2021:

The number of vulnerabilities for the month of February has reached 56 but it is still less than January 2021. Microsoft has  fixed 56 security vulnerabilities, including a Windows bug that was being exploited in the wild before the patches were released. 

The Windows vulnerability is tracked as CVE-2021-1732, and it is an elevation of privilege bug in Win32k, a core component of the Windows operating system.

A considerable amount of vulnerabilities were made public even before the patches were available. Below are the list of vulnerabilities which were made public;

  • CVE-2021-1721 – .NET Core and Visual Studio Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-1733 – Sysinternals PsExec Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-26701 – .NET Core Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-1727 – Windows Installer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-24098 – Windows Console Driver Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-24106 – Windows DirectX Information Disclosure Vulnerability

List of all the CVE’s for the month of February 2021 –

In the fast moving world of cybersecurity, it is necessary for us to stay updated of the latest vulnerabilities and patch them immediately to prevent any incident from occurring and also it is necessary that system administrators apply these patches in order to safeguard the organization from future attacks.

Patch Management is one of the main things an organisation has to follow in order to avoid security breaches from happening and safeguard the organisations assets. Another advantage of patching is that it increases productivity, as sometimes the patches come with performance updates too

Happy Patching!!!

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