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Microsoft Releases Patches for 74 New Vulnerabilities in August Update

August 9, 2023

Microsoft has patched a total of 74 flaws in its software as part of the company’s Patch Tuesday updates for August 2023, down from the voluminous 132 vulnerabilities the company fixed last month.

This comprises six Critical and 67 Important security vulnerabilities. Also released by the tech giant are two defense-in-depth updates for Microsoft Office (ADV230003) and the Memory Integrity System Readiness Scan Tool (ADV230004).

This is in addition to 31 issues addressed by Microsoft in its Chromium-based Edge browser since last month’s Patch Tuesday edition and one side-channel flaw impacting certain processor models offered by AMD (CVE-2023-20569 or Inception).

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