CVE Blog - Jan 2021
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CVE Updates for the month of January 2021:

Microsoft fixes 83 security bugs in the January 2021 Patch Tuesday releases.

For the month of January, Microsoft has patched a total of 83 vulnerabilities across a wide range of products, including Apple, CISCO, Adobe, Chrome, Mozilla, Microsoft checkpoint, Redhat and also Windows operating system, cloud-based products, developer tools, and enterprise servers.

But of all the bugs patched, the most important one is a zero-day vulnerability in the Microsoft Defender antivirus, which Microsoft said was exploited before the patches were released.

CVE-2021-1647, the vulnerability is a remote code execution (RCE) bug that allows threat actors to execute code on vulnerable devices where Defender is installed.

In order to prevent future attacks, Microsoft has released patches for the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which won’t require any user interaction and will be installed automatically.

Out of the 83 patches, 10 have been considered to be “critical” and the remaining are given the label “high”.

List of all CVEs for the month of January 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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