|Component||Impact||CVE ID||Type of update|
|Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17158||Security Update|
|Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17152||Security Update|
|Microsoft Edge||Memory Corruption||CVE-2020-17131||Security Update|
|Microsoft Exchange Server||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17117||Security Update|
|Microsoft Exchange Server||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17132||Security Update|
|Microsoft Exchange Server||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17142||Security Update|
|Microsoft Office SharePoint||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17121/a>||Security Update|
|Microsoft Office SharePoint||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17118||Security Update|
|Windows Hyper-V||Remote Code Execution||CVE-2020-17095/a>||Security Update|
No zero-day vulnerabilities patched this month
No patches for Internet Explorer this month
Patch Tuesday, the colloquial term for Microsoft's Update Tuesday that falls on second Tuesday of every month. That is when Microsoft rolls out patch updates to improve security of Microsoft applications. Coinciding with the Patch Tuesday it is also a general trend for the roll out of patch updates for other third party applications that include Adobe and Mozilla, among many others.
The upcoming Patch Tuesday falls on January 12, 2021.
Patches are nothing but pieces of software code that are written to fix a bug in a software application, that might lead to a vulnerability. Such vulnerabilities in any application are loop holes for attackers to get their hands on business critical data and information. So it is highly crucial to keep all the applications in a network updated to its latest versions. Updating applications in mobile phones and laptops also work in the same manner by preventing theft of personal data, through security flaws.
Predominantly security patch updates of varying severity like Critical, Important, Moderate & Low are labeled and released. It is always a best practice to prioritize your patching based on the severity level mentioned.
CVE ID - Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure ID is a format in which each vulnerability is disclosed and cataloged in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD). You can look up for a detailed explanation of each vulnerability in the NVD with the help of CVE ID. In Patch Manager Plus you can make use of these CVE IDs to fetch the appropriate patches to deploy. You can find the CVE IDs here.
The upcoming Free Patch Tuesday webinar by ManageEngine is scheduled on -. You can make your registrations here
Each CVE ID listed in the CVE Index section has been linked to its security advisory.