Matt Barrett, Author at Security Boulevard
Patch Tuesday Update – November 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – November 2021

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The Security Engineer’s Most-Used Tool (Excel) has a Zero-Day Welcome to November 2021. This month brings us 55 new security issues to patch for Microsoft and related software, chief among which is a zero-day bug for Microsoft Excel. CVE-2021-42292 is a “security feature bypass’ issue that can be triggered by ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – October 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – October 2021

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74 patches, 4 zero days, and an active exploit For October, Microsoft released patches for a total of 71 security vulnerabilities. Compared with this time last year, the total number of patches released is lower, but the number of zero days has increased. This month, we have 3 critical patches ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – September 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – September 2021

Critical vulnerabilities identified, including an active exploit of IE September has arrived with 60 new patches. This is a significant drop from the 117 new patches we saw in July, but up from the 44 in August. However, there are still some important issues worth noting including one for a ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – August 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – August 2021

Sometimes even the security tools need to be patched.. For August, Microsoft released patches for a total of 44 security vulnerabilities. Only one is currently being exploited in the wild, and in an incongruous twist of fate, it happens to exist in the Windows Update Medic service for Windows 10 ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – June 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – June 2021

A Small Yet Mighty Patch Tuesday  Halfway through the year, we get another small, yet mighty patch Tuesday release. Even though there’s a relatively low number of new CVEs to patch (only 50), it packs a punch. In this release, 7 of the 50 are considered zero-day vulnerabilities, and 6 ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – May 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – May 2021

On this, the 2nd Tuesday in May 2021 Microsoft released patches for some 55 vulnerabilities for operating systems and software. Four of these flaws are considered critical, and can be exploited remotely (RCE) resulting in complete control of the vulnerable assets, though no active exploitation has been seen in the ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – April 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – April 2021

Be Nice to Your Admins This month, Microsoft has released its largest haul so far in 2021, with fixes for 110 vulnerabilities, including 19 classified as critical. No rest for the weary… Of the 19 critical, there are 5 zero-days with exploits, including one (CVE-2021-23810) that has been discovered being ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – March 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – March 2021

The Elephant in the Room There were 89 CVEs addressed this month by Microsoft, but of course, they’ve all been overshadowed by the big 4 affecting on-prem Exchange servers, known as the ProxyLogon attacks or by the name of the hacker group allegedly responsible: Hafnium. As is unfortunately typical of ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – February 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – February 2021

A quiet one for Microsoft, but a big one for Adobe Keeping it rolling this month, Microsoft has addressed a total of 56 security flaws, including 11 important ones and one zero-day that has been seen exploited in the wild. The CVEs covered Windows components .NET Framework, Azure, Exchange Server, ... Read More
Patch Tuesday Update – January 2021

Patch Tuesday Update – January 2021

Off to a Blazing Start 2020 ended with a bang and without missing a beat, here comes a small, but heavy first Patch Tuesday to start 2021. This month, Microsoft has fixed 83 security flaws, down significantly from most of the infamous monthly totals for 2020, but still up significantly ... Read More