August Patch Tuesday
Microsoft has released updates resolving 74 new CVEs this month, one of which is confirmed exploited and six are rated by Microsoft as Critical. Microsoft also updated CVE-2023-36884 released in July to split the Office products out into a separate Defense in Depth Advisory (ADV230003). Besides the OS and Office updates, Microsoft has updates for Exchange Server, .NET, Azure, SQL Server, and Teams making for a significant lineup this August.
Additional updates from Google Chrome released on August 3 and Microsoft Edge (Chromium) updated on August 7 along with Adobe Acrobat and Reader should also be included in your update activities this month.