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97 CVEs discovered during the March Patch Tuesday updates


So far, 2021 has been quite abundant in CVEs, with the following numbers being discovered each month:

Well, it seems that the month of March is quite abundant as well, with 97 CVEs discovered, all of which will be discussed in greater detail in the article below:


The March CVE report includes 97 identified CVEs

Vulnerabilities found in Adobe products

Of the 97 CVEs found this month, only 8 belonged to Adobe programs, more precisely Adobe Connect, Creative Cloud Desktop, and Framemaker.

Of the 8 identified CVEs, 4 were rated as being Critical while the other 4 were rated as Important.


Vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products

As always, Microsoft products hold the bulk of identified CVEs, with 89 found this month alone.

These CVes affected multiple Microsoft services, including Microsoft Windows components, Azure and Azure DevOps, Azure Sphere, Internet Explorer and Edge (EdgeHTML), Exchange Server, Office , and more.

4 of these vulnerabilities were considered under active attack, so a smaller patch to fix them right away was released before the regular Patch Tuesday schedule.

Of these 89 bugs, they were rated as follows:

  • 14 are listed as Critical
  • 75 are listed as Important in severity.

Which were some of the most severe CVEs?

While all CVEs should be deemed as noteworthy, there were some that stood out due to their severity, or the way they behaved:

All other identified CVEs are listed in the table below:



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



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