The February 2019 Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings patches for a total of 99 vulnerabilities in products developed by the software giant, including for 12 security flaws rated as critical.
No less than 7 of the 12 critical vulnerabilities affect browsers and scripting engines, while 2 concern the Remote Desktop Client. Businesses are recommended to prioritize the deployment of these patches first.
One particular highlight this month is the scripting engine memory corruption vulnerability in Internet Explorer. Tracked as CVE-2020-0674, this security flaw is already being actively exploited in the wild, with Microsoft warning that a successful attack could give a cybercriminal full control of a compromised host.