Microsoft issues two emergency security updates impacting Windows 10 and Windows Server

Ruben Fields
July 2, 2020

This issue leaves both Windows 10 Server and Windows 10 client versions vulnerable.

Microsoft introduced a main new Home windows 10 Insider test establish on Wednesday afternoon, offering considerably distinctive variations of the Commence Menu and Taskbar, and even a revamped Alt+Tab working experience with Microsoft Edge.

Next, if you have a 2-in-1 system like the Microsoft Floor Pro 7, you may recall that there is a new "tablet" method inside the May perhaps 2020 Update, that extra adroitly straddles the line in between the desktop and tablet UI. Both are Remote Code Execution vulnerabilities, and both have been addressed with little fanfare from Microsoft.

Microsoft posted an a security update guide on June 30 confirming the two flaws, which lie within the Windows Codecs Library and were discovered by Abdul Aziz Hariri, a vulnerability analysis expert at Trend Micro. They also affect the Windows 10 Server 2019 and version 2004 Core. The problem is how the Windows Codecs Library handles objects in memory. CVE-2020-1425) (An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute arbitrary code.

Microsoft says it's using what it knows about you in the cloud to deliver an optimized Taskbar: an Xbox icon for those with gaming PCs, for example.

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The attacker could comprise the system only if the malformed images are opened inside those apps that make use of the integrated Windows Codecs Library.

Microsoft attempted Alt-Tab changes in Windows 10 builds in the past, when the company was planning to add tabs to every app.

Microsoft insists that affected customers need not take any action, because the Windows Codecs Library will be automatically patched by the Microsoft Store, as opposed to the patches being released through Windows Update.

Either way, users don't have to do anything because the updates will install on their own.

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