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Microsoft August 2023 Security Updates


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The Microsoft August 2023 security updates have been released and consist of 72 new patches and 2 advisories. Of the CVEs released, 6 are rated critical, 67 are rated important in severity. At the time of release, none are listed as being under active attack or as publicly known.


The security updates apply to the following products, features and roles: Microsoft Windows and Windows Components; Edge (Chromium-Based); Exchange Server; Office and Office Components; .NET and Visual Studio; ASP.NET; Azure DevOps and HDInsights; Teams; and Windows Defender.


See the list of KBs at the bottom of the page at August 2023 Security Updates - Release Notes - Security Update Guide - Microsoft for information regarding known issues with the security updates as well as the CVEs with FAQs, Mitigations and/or Workarounds. For specific information on Windows 11, version 22H2, see KB5029263 and KB5029253 for Windows 11, version 21H2. For Windows 10, Version 22H2, see KB5029244.


Recommended Reading: See Dustin Childs review and analysis in Zero Day Initiative -- The August 2023 Security Update Review.

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