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October 13, 2021
In addition to the publicly exploited bug, Microsoft corrected 76 flaws, including four that had been publicly disclosed, in this month's batch of security updates.
September 15, 2021
The two notable vulnerabilities, disclosed prior to this month's security update releases, receive permanent fixes to supersede earlier mitigation instructions.
August 11, 2021
Microsoft corrects a Windows zero-day and two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in this month's batch of security updates.
July 14, 2021
Microsoft addressed 116 unique CVEs, including several corrections for Exchange Server, in this month's batch of security updates.
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