Microsoft Patches 44 Software Vulnerabilities

Microsoft, as part of its August 2021 Security Updates, has officially patched 44 software flaws, including a number of cloud-based collaboration packages employed by remote workers. The software updates also include three “Zero-day” vulnerability fixes.

Of the patches, seven addressed issues labeled by Microsoft as “Critical,” while the remaining 37 updates were classified as “Important.” Of those flaws, 13 related to remote code execution, eight under information disclosure, four spoofing and two Denial of Service.

Updates included:

  • .NET – Including .NET Core & Visual Studio and ASP .NET
  • Azure – Azure, Sphere and Active Content Directory
  • Windows – Codecs Library, Bluetooth Service, Cryptographic Services, Defender, Event Tracing, Media, MSHTML Platform, NTLM, Print Spooler Components, Services for NFS ONCRPC XDR Driver, Storage Spaces Controller, TCP/IP, Update, Update Assistant and User Profile Service
  • Other Software – Dynamics, Graphics Component, Office, Office SharePoint, Office Word, Scripting Engine and Remote Desktop Client

Additional details are available via the Microsoft Security Response Center.