Microsoft Patch Tuesday Report – March 2019


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Microsoft Releases Patches for 64 Flaws

It's time for another batch of "Patch Tuesday" updates from Microsoft. Microsoft released its March 2019 updates to address 64 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and other products, 17 of which are rated critical, 45 important, one moderate and one low in severity.

The Microsoft updates affect the Windows OS, Internet Explorer, and Edge, Office, and Sharepoint. It looks like we have broken the streak of .Net and Exchange updates we had seen for the past several months making it a lighter patch Tuesday, but still one with a bit of urgency and that urgency is around the OS and IE updates. 

Two Zero-Day Flaws Under Active Attack

Microsoft has also patched two separate zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. Both flaws, also rated as important, reside in Win32k component that hackers are actively exploiting in the wild, including the one that Google warned of last week.

If you are unaware, Google last week released a critical update for Chrome web browser to address a high-severity flaw (CVE-2019-5786) that attackers found exploiting in combination with a Windows vulnerability (CVE-2019-0808).

Windows 10 Now Automatically Uninstalls Buggy Updates

Do you think twice before installing Windows updates worrying that it could mess up your system after Patch Tuesdays? Microsoft has addressed this issue by adding a safety measure that automatically uninstalls buggy software updates installed on your system if Windows 10 detects a startup failure.

Just like Windows automatically installs updates to keep your device secure and running at peak efficiency, the OS will now run another automatic process to uninstall problematic updates.

Run the Patch Tuesday Report

Similar to previous months, we've created a report which checks if the assets in your network are on the latest Microsoft patch update. It's color-coded to give you an easy and quick overview which assets are already on the latest Windows update, and which ones still need to be patched. You can find the report on our forum.

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