January 2020 Patch Tuesday – 50 Vulns, 8 Critical, Adobe Vulns

From blog.qualys.com

his month’s Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses 50 vulnerabilities with only 8 of them labeled as Critical. Of the 8 Critical vulns, one is for browser and scripting engines, 3 are for .NET Framework and one for ASP.NET. In addition, Microsoft has patched 3 critical RCEs in Remote Desktop Gateway and Remote Desktop Client. Adobe issued patches today for Illustrator CC and Experience Manager.

CryptoAPI Spoofing

A spoofing vulnerability (CVE-2020-0601) has been patched in Windows CryptoAPI (Crypt32.dll). An attacker can perform man-in-the-middle attacks and decrypt confidential information on user connections to the affected software by using a spoofed code-signing certificate. Although Microsoft rated this as Important, NSA privately disclosed this vulnerability to Microsoft and should be prioritized on all systems. NSA recommends installing the patch as soon as possible to effectively mitigate the vulnerability on all Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 systems. For more details, see Microsoft Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability (CVE-2020-0601) – How to Detect and Remediate.

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