In a Patch Tuesday to rival June’s security update, Microsoft fixed 129 new software vulnerabilities, including 23 critical flaws, impacting multiple platforms, including the Windows Graphic Device Interfaces (GDI), Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Exchange Server.
Justin Knapp, Automox product marketing manager, attributed the patch laundry list to a remote workforce not going back to offices en masse any time soon.
“While there are fortunately no zero-day surprises to worry about this month,” Knapp said of the “massive release,” a “failure to resolve these vulnerabilities in a timely fashion creates unnecessary exposure and risk at a time when attackers are looking to take advantage of a growing attack surface and exploit the additional exposure that remote workers introduce.”
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