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Microsoft April 2021 Security Updates


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The Microsoft April 2021 security updates have been released and consist of 114 CVEs.  The updates apply to the long list of products, features and roles that can be found in the April Security Updates Guide.  Of these 89 CVEs, 19 are rated Critical, 89, and 1 is rated Important in severity. Six additional bugs impact Chromium-based Edge. 

According to Microsoft, one bug is currently being exploited while four others are publicly known at the time of release.  In addition, CVE-2021-28310 is listed as being actively exploited.

The  updates released today will automatically remove Edge Legacy which is out of support and replace it with the new Chromium-based Edge.  In the event you still use legacy Edge or if you have blocked the Chromium Edge update using group policies/registry hacks, those settings will be ignored and the legacy version will be removed automatically.

Important Note For Windows 10, Version 2004 and Windows 10, Version 20H2:

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Before installing this update
         
Prerequisite:
         
Microsoft now combines the latest servicing stack update (SSU) for your operating system with the latest cumulative update (LCU). If you encounter the error, 0x800f0823 – CBS_E_NEW_SERVICING_STACK_REQUIRED, close the error message and install the last standalone SSU (KB4598481) before installing this LCU. You will not need to install this SSU (KB4598481) again for future updates.
         
For general information about SSUs, see Servicing stack updates and Servicing Stack Updates (SSU): Frequently Asked Questions.


For Windows 10 Version 1909, see Microsoft April 2021 Security Updates.

See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The April 2021 Security Update Review.


April Security Updates Guide

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