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[Win]

Published:

13 January 2021

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                         AUSCERT Security Bulletin

                               ASB-2021.0011
Microsoft Patch Tuesday update for Microsoft System Center for January 2021
                              13 January 2021

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Microsoft System Center
                      Microsoft Security Essentials
                      Windows Defender
Operating System:     Windows
Impact/Access:        Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Resolution:           Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:            CVE-2021-1647  
Member content until: Friday, February 12 2021

Comment: This zero-day RCE vulnerability has been reportedly exploited in the wild

OVERVIEW

        Microsoft has released its monthly security patch update for the
        month of January 2021.
        
        This update resolves 1 vulnerabilities across the following products:
        [1]
        
         Microsoft Security Essentials
         Microsoft System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
         Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection
         Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection
         Windows Defender


IMPACT

        Microsoft has given the following details regarding these vulnerabilities.
        
         Details         Impact                   Severity
         CVE-2021-1647   Remote Code Execution    Critical


MITIGATION

         Microsoft recommends updating the software to the latest available version available on the Microsoft Update Catalog. [1].


REFERENCES

        [1] [1] Microsoft Security Update Guidance
            https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

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