Microsoft has added a new feature to Exchange Server that will automatically take action to remediate high-risk vulnerabilities (most likely already exploited by hackers). This should protect Exchange servers from attacks and give administrators more time to install
As part of July Patch Tuesday, Microsoft fixed (released patches) for 117 vulnerabilities, of which 13 were classified as critical. That is, the July set of patches is twice as large as the May and June “Patch Tuesday” combined. This time, bugs were fixed in
Microsoft strongly recommends administrators to disable the SMBv1 protocol on Exchange servers to protect against threats that exploit its vulnerabilities. Let me remind you that Microsoft has been implementing a systematic refusal to use the outdated SMBv1 for a long time.