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- Waiting eagerly on another batch of security updates from the Redmond tech giant?
- You came to the right palace, as we will have everything ready for you as they deploy.
- Last month, Microsoft addressed a total of 74 CVEs during the Patch Tuesday rollout.
Yes, you called it! Yet another month has passed since we received the last batch of security updates from Microsoft. And the time is upon us again, so buckle up for another security software rollout.
Today marks the Patch Tuesday release for the month of July, which means that the major vulnerabilities and flaws will finally be fixed. Well, most of them at least.
While we wait for this rollout to begin. let’s take a look at last month’s patches and see what can expect from this release.
What were the highlights of the June Patch Tuesday release?
The Redmond-based tech giant has been hard at work on security improvements in pretty much everything that has to do with software security for the Windows operating system suite.
Last month, for example, the 55 new updates that were deployed during the Patch Tuesday rollout addressed CVEs in:
- Microsoft Windows and Windows Components
- .NET and Visual Studio
- Microsoft Office and Office Components
- Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
- Windows Hyper-V Server
- Windows App Store
- Azure OMI
- Real Time Operating System
- Service Fabric Container
- SharePoint Server
- Windows Defender
- Windows Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP
- Windows Powershell
Also, Internet Explorer has reached the end of support in most versions of the Windows 10 operating system.
Furthermore, the Phase 2 update for CVE-2021-26414, the DCOM server security feature bypass was released.
Know that more than half of the patches last month deal with remote code execution, and 7 of these deal with LDAP vulnerabilities, which is at least a decrease from the 10 LDAP patches the month before.
What can we expect this month?
Its summertime and, as in other years, Microsoft won’t simply throw hundreds of fixes at as during these relaxed holiday months.
In truth, we saw a much smaller number of CVEs being addressed last month. so experts expect the trend to continue in July as well.
You can expect, as always, the standards updates for both Windows 10, 11, and the legacy operating systems that Microsoft still manages.
Also, keep in mind that only a handful of Office applications were updated last month so it’s safe to anticipate a full suite of Office updates.