<div style="margin:20px 0 0 200px"> To view the site, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, then <a href="">Try Again</a>.</div>

Microsoft - 2 Serious Windows Vulnerabilities Found!

03 Nov, 2020
Microsoft - 2 Serious Windows Vulnerabilities Found!

Recently, Microsoft has found 2 serious remote code Windows vulnerabilities which could majorly affect the Windows Codecs Library and Visual Studio Code. Fortunately, the patches were quickly detected and resolved, before it could make an impact on the system.

Both the patches are defined as "important" by Microsoft and result in a 7.8 score out of 10, in the Common Vulnerabilities Scoring System. The patches were classified as "CVE-2020-17022- Codec Library" and "CVE-2020-17023- Visual Studio Code".

It is important to note that everyone is not a victim of these patches. It was observed that people running default Windows 10 at the general configurations don't get affected by the Codec Library vulnerability. Besides, users with installed optional HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) or HEVC from Manufacturer, are found with the mentioned vulnerabilities. Moreover, systems with Windows 10, version 1709 or up are a part of the patches.

For the latter vulnerability, CVE-2020-17023 is a little tricky one with having users click on a malware .json file. The users need to duplicate the repository and review it in the Visual Studio Code. This way the patches will change to handle the .json files and fix the issue— explained by Microsoft.

For the affected users, Microsoft has issued a message:

"Affected customers will be automatically updated by Microsoft Store. Customers do not need to take any action to receive the update,"

CISA (The United States Cyber security and Infrastructure Agency) has also appealed to people to update their systems accordingly.

Stay connected with ISOEH (Indian School of Ethical Hacking) and gets all the updated cyber security news.

Stay safe from the cyber-attacks!

Read Other Breaking News

Read All Breaking News »

Exclusive Blog

Read All Exclusive Blog »
A few tips for the perfect homework
A few tips for the perfect homework

With world working from home, it's time to make it enjoyable and effective.

Read Details

Hacking Tools

Explore All Hacking Tools »
UFTP - UDP based FTP with encryption
UDP based FTP with encryption

UFTP is an encrypted multicast file transfer program for secure, reliable & efficient transfer of files. It also helps in data distribution over a satellite link.

Read Details