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Microsoft Out-of-Band security patch fixes Windows privilege escalation flaws

August 21, 2020

Microsoft released this week an out-of-band security update for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 systems that address two privilege escalation vulnerabilities in Windows Remote Access.

Both vulnerabilities were addressed by Microsoft in August, the August 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates fixed the flaws in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019, and Windows Server versions 1903, 1909, and 2004.

On August 19, Microsoft announced the availability of an out-of-band update that addresses the vulnerability in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. The IT giant urges users to apply the security updates as soon as possible.

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