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Update now! Microsoft and Adobe’s January 2019 Patch Tuesday is here


After a busy sequence of updates in October, November, and December, the new year’s first Patch Tuesday promises a lighter workload.

All told, there are 49 patches with CVEs, two advisories affecting Adobe and the Windows 10 servicing stack updates (see below), with a modest seven rated ‘critical’.

In a welcome change from recent months, there are no zero-day flaws although one, a Remote Code Execution (RCE) flaw in the Jet database engine (CVE-2019-0579), has been publicly disclosed thus earning it an ‘important’ rating.

Interestingly, Jet is responsible for 11 CVEs, winning it the award for being this month’s most patched component, ahead of the OS kernel, SharePoint, and Office on four each.

The seven critical-rated vulnerabilities are all RCEs, including CVE-2019-0547 in the Windows DHCP Client for all versions of Windows 10 1803, which given the delay to 1809 (October 2018 update), many will still be running.

CVE-2019-0550 and CVE-2019-0551 are RCEs affecting Windows...(continued)

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