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Microsoft January 2020 Security Updates
« on: January 14, 2020, 04:52:48 PM »
The Microsoft January security updates have been released and consist of 49 CVEs. Of these 8 CVEs, 7 are rated Critical and 41 are rated Important in severity. None of the patches released this month are listed as publicly known, but one is listed as being actively exploited at the time of release.

The updates apply to the following:  Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, .NET Framework, OneDrive for Android, and Microsoft Dynamics.

Reminder:  After today (14 January 2020) Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be out of extended support and no longer getting security updates.

Recommended Reading:  See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative — The January 2020 Security Update Review.

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Re: Microsoft January 2020 Security Updates
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 07:50:31 PM »
An important update to get, it fixes the flaw reported by the NSA.
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Re: Microsoft January 2020 Security Updates
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 02:47:21 AM »
I read some reports that some users were not able to install this critical update, and that Microsoft's  recommendation was to download the KB and install it without using the internal updater. 

However, I was finally offered this update this morning and it installed without incident. 

I was also happy to find that Skype still works after the restart too. :)