Microsoft August 2023 Patch Tuesday warns of 2 zero-days, 87 flaws


Today is Microsoft’s August 2023 Patch Tuesday, with security updates for 87 flaws, including two actively exploited and twenty-three remote code execution vulnerabilities.

While twenty-three RCE bugs were fixed, Microsoft only rated six as ‘Critical.’ 

The number of bugs in each vulnerability category is listed below:

  • 18 Elevation of Privilege vulnerabilities
  • 3 Security Feature Bypass vulnerabilities
  • 23 Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities
  • 10 Information Disclosure vulnerabilities
  • 8 Denial of Service vulnerabilities
  • 12 Spoofing vulnerabilities

These counts do not include twelve Microsoft Edge (Chromium) vulnerabilities fixed earlier this month.

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