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September 09, 2020
There were no zero-days or public disclosures from Microsoft this month, but patches for SharePoint and Exchange should get prompt attention.
August 12, 2020
In addition to the actively exploited flaws, IT workers must contend with a domain controller exploit that could give an attacker administrative access.
July 15, 2020
Microsoft warns administrators not to delay the deployment of a patch to shut down a critical bug in Windows DNS servers due to its potential to cause widespread damage.
June 10, 2020
SharePoint continues to attract attention this month, with 12 unique vulnerabilities corrected in the document sharing and storage product.
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