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Microsoft Patch Tuesday — Aug. 2019: Vulnerability disclosures

Microsoft released its monthly security update today, disclosing a variety of vulnerabilities in several of its products. The latest Patch Tuesday covers 97 vulnerabilities, 31 of which are rated “critical,” 65 that are considered “important” and one “moderate.”

Microsoft disclosed 31 critical vulnerabilities this month, three of which we will highlight below.

CVE-2019-1181 and CVE-2019-1182 are both remote code execution vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Protocol. The vulnerabilities arise when an attacker connects to the target system using RDP and sends certain specially crafted requests.

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