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The monthly Microsoft security updates –known as the Patch Tuesday updates– are out, and this month, the OS maker has fixed 62 security flaws, including a recent zero-day vulnerability that was dumped on Twitter last month, and later adopted by a malware campaign.
This month, patches were made available for products such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, ASP.NET, the .NET Framework, Edge’s ChakraCore component, Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft.Data.OData, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps.
Of all the 62 fixes, the most important was the one tracked as CVE-2018-8440. This vulnerability, as discussed at the time in a more detailed article, allows malware or an attacker already present on a system to gain SYSTEM-level access by
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