Security News The January 2024 Security Update Review

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Welcome to the first patch Tuesday of 2024. As expected, Microsoft and Adobe have released their latest security patches. Take a break from your other activities and join us as we review the details of their latest advisories. If you’d rather watch the video recap, you can check out the Patch Report webcast on our YouTube channel. It should be posted within a couple of hours after the release.

Adobe Patches for January 2024

For January, Adobe released a single patch addressing six CVEs in Substance 3D Stager. All six bugs are rated Important with the most severe allowing arbitrary code execution.

None of the bugs fixed by Adobe this month are listed as publicly known or under active attack at the time of release. Adobe categorizes these updates as a deployment priority rating of 3.

Microsoft Patches for January 2024

This month, Microsoft released 49 new patches addressing CVEs in Microsoft Windows and Windows Components; Office and Office Components; Azure; .NET Framework and Visual Studio; SQL Server; Windows Hyper-V; and Internet Explorer. In addition to the new CVEs, multiple Chromium bugs are being incorporated into the release, bringing the total number of CVEs to 53.

Of the new patches released today, two are rated Critical and 47 are rated Important in severity. This release is coincidentally the same number of CVEs addressed in both the January 2019 and January 2020 releases.

None of the CVEs released today are listed as publicly known or under active attack at the time of release.
Looking Ahead

The next Patch Tuesday of 2024 will be on February 13, and I’ll return with details and patch analysis then. Until then, stay safe, happy patching, and may all your reboots be smooth and clean!
 

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Microsoft January 2024 Patch Tuesday fixes 49 flaws, 12 RCE bugs
Today is Microsoft's January 2024 Patch Tuesday, which includes security updates for a total of 49 flaws and 12 remote code execution vulnerabilities.

Only two vulnerabilities were classified as critical, with one being a Windows Kerberos Security Feature Bypass and the other a Hyper-V RCE.

The number of bugs in each vulnerability category is listed below:
  • 10 Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities
  • 7 Security Feature Bypass Vulnerabilities
  • 12 Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities
  • 11 Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
  • 6 Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • 3 Spoofing Vulnerabilities
The total count of 49 flaws does not include 4 Microsoft Edge flaws fixed on January 5th.
 

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The first Windows security updates of 2024 are here
Welcome to the Microsoft Windows January 2024 security updates overview. It is the first Patch Day of the year for Microsoft. The company has addressed a total of 48 unique vulnerabilities in Microsoft products and 5 unique vulnerabilities in non-Microsoft products.

Our overview provides system administrators and home users with actionable information about the released security updates. It includes an Excel spreadsheet with a list of updates, information about affected products, known issues, and lists of other security updates that Microsoft released for its products.

You also find resource links, including download links, and instructions to download and install the patches on Windows devices.
 

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