Surprisingly, there’s nothing to worry about as of right now. So let’s assess what patches you should look at.
Adobe Flash and Reader Review
A priority this month should be to prioritize the August Flash update. Adobe has released the August flash update so expect updates to Chrome to support the Flash update. For Windows look for KB4034662 to update the Flash in Windows 10 and 8.1. I still use and see many sites that use flash, and thus it’s still wise to ensure flash is up to date before doing any major surfing in any browser.
Also expect an Adobe reader update in the form of an Adobe patch fixing 43 critical issues.
What to do: Check your Flash and Adobe reader versions and review your browsers to ensure they are up to date.
Do you need SMBv1?
Included in this month’s updates for all versions of Windows is an issue with Windows Search. With this bug a malicious attacker can come through a smb connection and take control of a system. In a network this could lead to ransomware attacks like we’ve recently seen so if you are in a firm, please either review if you’ve disabled SMBv1 or install these updates that include fixes for this critical flaw as soon as possible.