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91 vulnerabilities discovered in January during Patch Tuesday


Speaking of which, here is a brief summary of how many CVE’s were detected each month:


2021 starts off with a total of 91 CVEs discovered during January

Vulnerabilities found in Adobe products

This month only 9 CVEs were found, and they affected the following Adobe products:

Adobe Campaign Classic, Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, InCopy, Captivate, and Bridge.

Fortunately, the only Critical CVE found this month was the one affecting Adobe Illustrator.


Vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products

On the other hand, the bulk of the discovered CVEs are comprised of those that affect Microsoft products, being found in the following:

Microsoft Windows, Edge (EdgeHTML-based), ChakraCore, Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Visual Studio, Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, .NET Core, ASP .NET, and Azure

The CVEs were classified based on their severity, as follows:

  • 10 were classified and Critical
  • 73 were listed as Important in severity

Which were some of the most severe CVEs?

As always, there are CVEs that are to be taken a lot more seriously than the others, and in the case of this month’s updates, they are the following:

  • CVE-2021-1647
    • Microsoft Defender Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-1648
    • Microsoft splwow64 Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-1677
    • Azure Active Directory Pod Identity Spoofing Vulnerability
  • CVE-2021-1674
    • Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Core Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

2020 finished off with 1250 total detected CVEs, and it looks like 2021 will follow the trend, with almost 100 from the very first month.

Remember that if you use any of the affected products mentioned above, even if the vulnerability is not rated as being Critical or Important, it is highly advised that you get the latest patches immediately.



This post was written by Teodor Nechita and was first posted to WindowsReport



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