Microsoft security advisory – August 2021 monthly rollup

Number: AV21-385
Date: 10 August 2021

On 10 August 2021 Microsoft published Security Updates to address vulnerabilities in multiple products. Included were critical updates for the following:

  • Windows 7, 8.1, RT 8.1 and 10
  • Windows Server version 20H2 and version 2004
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019
  • Remote Desktop client for Windows Desktop

Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow an actor to execute code remotely.

Of note, Microsoft has indicated that exploitation has been detected for the following vulnerability:

  • CVE-2021-36948

This vulnerability could be used to escalate privileges.

The Cyber Centre encourages users and administrators to review the provided web links and apply the necessary updates.

August 2021 Release Notes

Security Update Guide

Note to Readers 

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