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Microsoft Patch Tuesday Is Here, Fixing 19 Critical Vulnerabilities

Written by Bill Toulas
Last updated September 23, 2021

Another month has passed, and it’s time for yet another patch Tuesday, so get updating and fixing. The latest batch of updates by Microsoft covers a whopping 115 vulnerabilities, 19 of which concern critical flaws, and another 96 classified as important. As for which Windows components are affected, they include the kernel, font library, Media Foundation, and SharePoint. Here is the list with the most important fixes, as determined by Cisco Talos researchers:

With over a hundred fixes waiting on your update pipeline, there’s always a chance that something may go wrong with the installation of the patch. Thus, this should be the right moment to back up your essential data, and only then should you attempt to apply the patch. Finally, if you’re still using Windows 7, this is the second patch that you’re not getting, so it is well beyond time to look elsewhere.



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