Microsoft Issues Out-of-Band Windows Security Updates
Microsoft released an unscheduled security update to addresses two severity flaws in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012.
New Out-Of-Band Updates Released
Two vulnerabilities have been resolved with Remote Access today. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain elevated privileges. Both Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require these updates urgently.
Both flaws were originally revealed Aug. 11, during Microsoft’s regularly scheduled Patch Tuesday updates where 120 vulnerabilities were resolved.
“Microsoft is announcing the availability of security update 4578013 for all supported versions of Microsoft 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2,” according to Microsoft’s advisory.
Deploying the Out-of-Band Updates
CVE-2020-1530: Windows Remote Access Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows Remote Access improperly handles memory.
CVE-2020-1537: Windows Remote Access Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when the Windows Remote Access improperly handles file operations.
We recommend deploying these updates as soon as possible. Syxsense users can find the latest update by searching the console for KB4578013 or either of the above CVE references to resolve these vulnerabilities today.
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