Microsoft’s October 2020 Patch Tuesday Addresses 87 CVEs including “Bad Neighbor” Windows TCP/IP Vulnerability (CVE-2020-16898)


For the first time in seven months, Microsoft patches less than 100 CVEs, addressing 87 CVEs in its October release.

Microsoft patched 87 CVEs in the October 2020 Patch Tuesday release, including 11 CVEs rated critical. This release follows seven consecutive months of over 100 CVEs patched, in what has been an unusually busy year for Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates. This month’s release includes fixes for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps, Microsoft JET Database Engine, Azure Functions, Azure Sphere, Open Source Software, Microsoft Exchange Server, Visual Studio, PowerShellGet, Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Dynamics, Adobe Flash Player, and Microsoft Windows Codecs Library.

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