securityJuly 6, 20200Microsoft released urgent Windows 10 update

Microsoft released an urgent update to patch two high-risk flaws that affect millions of Windows 10 users.

Microsoft released an urgent update which is planned to be delivered on 14th July. The update patches two critical security vulnerabilities. CVE-2020-1425 is a critical flaw that could allow an attacker to obtain information to further compromise the user’s system. The other flaw, CVE-2020-1457 is rated as important and it could allow executing arbitrary code. These flaws can be exploited by sending a maliciously crafted large image file.

Affects Windows 10 and Server editions

Windows 10 and Server editions users urged to apply the update to avoid the security vulnerabilities. There no reported cases of these flaws are exploited yet. The flaws are reported by Abdul-Aziz Hariri of Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative. Affected operating systems are:

  • Windows 10 version 1709
  • Windows 10 version 1803
  • Windows 10 version 1809
  • Windows 10 version 1903
  • Windows 10 version 1909
  • Windows 10 version 2004
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server version 1803
  • Windows Server version 1903
  • Windows Server version 1909
  • Windows Server version 2004

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