Last updated on: October 27, 2022
Microsoft Patch Tuesday – August 2021
Microsoft patched 51 vulnerabilities in their August 2021 Patch Tuesday release, and 7 of them are rated as critical severity. Three 0-day vulnerability patches were included in the release.
Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities Patched
CVE-2021-36942 – Windows LSA Spoofing Vulnerability
An unauthenticated attacker could call a method on the LSARPC interface and coerce the domain controller to authenticate against another server using NTLM. A malicious user can use this attack to take complete control over windows domain Per Microsoft, this vulnerability affects all servers, but domain controllers should be prioritized in terms of applying security updates.
CVE-2021-34481 – Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows Print Spooler service improperly performs privileged file operations. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges. This Patch Tuesday Microsoft released security updates to address this vulnerability and should be prioritized.
Three 0-Day Vulnerabilities Patched
- CVE-2021-36936 – Windows Print Spooler Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2021-36942 – Windows LSA Spoofing Vulnerability
- CVE-2021-36948 – Windows Update Medic Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – This has been actively exploited, per Microsoft.
Qualys QIDs Providing Coverage
|110388||Microsoft SharePoint Enterprise Server Multiple Vulnerabilities August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-36940|
|110389||Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps Security Update August 2021||High||CVE-2021-34478, CVE-2021-36941|
|375798||Microsoft Azure CycleCloud Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-33762, CVE-2021-36943, KB3142345|
|91801||Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cross-Site (XSS) Scripting Vulnerability August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-36946|
|91802||Microsoft Windows Security Update for August 2021||High||CVE-2021-26424, CVE-2021-26425, CVE-2021-26426, CVE-2021-26431, CVE-2021-26432, CVE-2021-26433, CVE-2021-34480, CVE-2021-34483, CVE-2021-34484, CVE-2021-34486, CVE-2021-34487, CVE-2021-34530, CVE-2021-34533, CVE-2021-34534, CVE-2021-34535, CVE-2021-34536, CVE-2021-34537, CVE-2021-36926, CVE-2021-36927, CVE-2021-36932, CVE-2021-36933, CVE-2021-36936, CVE-2021-36937, CVE-2021-36938, CVE-2021-36947, CVE-2021-36948|
|91803||Microsoft Windows Local Security Authority (LSA) Spoofing Vulnerability August 2021||High||CVE-2021-36942|
|91804||Microsoft Windows Defender Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-34471|
|91805||Microsoft Windows 10 Update Assistant Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-36945|
|91806||Microsoft Azure Active Directory Connect Authentication Bypass Vulnerability August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-36949|
|91774||Microsoft .NET Core and ASP.NET Core Security Update for August 2021||High||CVE-2021-26423, CVE-2021-34485, CVE-2021-34532|
|91809||Microsoft Visual Studio Security Update for August 2021||Medium||CVE-2021-26423, CVE-2021-34485, CVE-2021-34532|
Adobe Patch Tuesday – August 2021
|Adobe Security Bulletin||QID||Severity||CVE ID|
|Adobe Connect Multiple Vulnerabilities (APSB21-66)||730152||Medium||CVE-2021-36061, CVE-2021-36062, CVE-2021-36063|
Discover Patch Tuesday Vulnerabilities in VMDR
Qualys VMDR automatically detects new Patch Tuesday vulnerabilities using continuous updates to its Knowledge Base (KB).
You can see all your impacted hosts by these vulnerabilities using the following QQL query:
vulnerabilities.vulnerability:(qid:`91774` OR qid:`91801` OR qid:`91802` OR qid:`91803` OR qid:`91804` OR qid:`91805` OR qid:`91806` OR qid:`91809` OR qid:`375798` OR qid:`110389` OR qid:`110388` OR qid:`730152`)
Respond by Patching
VMDR rapidly remediates Windows hosts by deploying the most relevant and applicable per-technology version patches. You can simply select respective QIDs in the Patch Catalog and filter on the “Missing” patches to identify and deploy the applicable, available patches in one go.
The following QQL will return the missing patches pertaining to this Patch Tuesday.
(qid:`91774` OR qid:`91801` OR qid:`91802` OR qid:`91803` OR qid:`91804` OR qid:`91805` OR qid:`91806` OR qid:`91809` OR qid:`375798` OR qid:`110389` OR qid:`110388` OR qid:`730152`)
Patch Tuesday Dashboard
The current updated Patch Tuesday dashboards are available in Dashboard Toolbox: 2021 Patch Tuesday Dashboard.
Webinar Series: This Month in Vulnerabilities and Patches
To help customers leverage the seamless integration between Qualys VMDR and Patch Management and reduce the median time to remediate critical vulnerabilities, the Qualys Research team is hosting a monthly webinar series This Month in Vulnerabilities and Patches.
We discuss some of the key vulnerabilities disclosed in the past month and how to patch them:
- Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2021
- Adobe Patch Tuesday, August 2021