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126 CVEs fixed during the November Patch Tuesday updates


Take a closer look at this quick rundown on the number of CVEs that have been tracked down this year:


Vulnerabilities identified this month

As usual, Microsoft products present the highest number of vulnerabilities, with 112 found out of the total 126, the remaining 14 being related to Adobe products.

Vulnerabilities found in Adobe products

This month’s vulnerabilities were identified for the following Adobe products: Acrobat and Reader.

Four of these CVEs were rated as Critical and could lead to code execution if a user opened a specially crafted PDF.

Vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products

As expected, quite a few Microsoft products were affected by vulnerabilities. These include products like Microsoft Windows, Office and Office Services and Web Apps, Internet Explorer, Edge (EdgeHTML-based and Chromium-based), Microsoft Teams, Exchange Server, Microsoft Dynamics, Azure Sphere, Windows Defender, Visual Studio, and ChakraCore.

Of these 112 patches, 17 were rated as Critical, 93 were rated as Important, and 2 were considered Low in severity.

Which were some of the most severe CVEs?

Of the 126 discovered vulnerabilities, here are those that stood out more than the others:

  • CVE-2020-17087 – Windows Kernel Local Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2020-17084 – Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2020-17051 – Windows Network File System Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2020-17040 – Windows Hyper-V Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

Keep in mind that updating your PC is essential when it comes to getting the latest fixes and helping it run efficiently.

In fact, Patch Tuesday updates are far more important than all other regular updates. If you still don’t know how Patch Tuesday works, you’ll find all the answers you’re looking for in this dedicated guide.

For a complete list of all identified CVEs for the November Patch Tuesday updates, also take your time to check out this useful article.



This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport



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