Microsoft’s July 2019 Patch Tuesday included updates for 77 vulnerabilities, including two actively exploited zero-days and five publicly disclosed vulnerabilities.

One of the zero-days, CVE-2019-1132, a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Win32k component, was actively exploited as part of the attack chain by a group of Russian state-funded hackers. 

If exploited, this bug could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in kernel mode and install programs that would allow them to view, change, delete data or create new accounts with full user rights.

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