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Windows Vulnerabilities Explained: January 2020

15.1.2020 by Charlotte Greene

On 14th January 2020,  Microsoft released a patch for 49 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2016, Server 2019 and Windows 10. Of these, eight were marked as critical including CVE-2020-0603, CVE-2020-0605, CVE-2020-0606, CVE-2020-0646 CVE-2020-0609, CVE-2020-0610, CVE-2020-0611 and CVE-2020-0640. Window vulnerabilities explained: CVE-2020-0601 This vulnerability impacts the way Windows CryptoAPI validates Elliptical Curve Cryptography certificates.  An attacker could exploit the vulnerability to spoof a code-signed certificate to sign a file or executable code, making it appear to be from a trusted source.  Some examples of where validation of trust would be impacted are HTTPS connections, signed files and emails, and signed executable…