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by Carol~Forum moderator
May 13, 2014 4:03 AM PDT
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014
Published : May 13, 2014
Microsoft released 8 new security updates today, as part of their routine monthly security update cycle. Two (2) are rated as Critical and six (6) as important, addressing 13 Common Vulnerability & Exposures (CVEs) in .NET Framework, Office, SharePoint, Internet Explorer, and Windows.
Microsoft also released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.
• MS14-029 - Security Update for Internet Explorer (2962482) • MS14-022 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2952166)
• MS14-023 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2961037) • MS14-025 - Vulnerability in Group Policy Preferences Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962486) • MS14-026 - Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2958732) • MS14-027 - Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962488) • MS14-028 - Vulnerability in iSCSI Could Allow Denial of Service (2962485) • MS14-024 - Vulnerability in a Microsoft Common Control Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2961033)
We also have some new security advisories releasing today. Security Advisory 2871997 provides an update for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that enhances credential protection and domain authentication controls to reduce credential theft by making specific improvements. These features are currently available in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, and we are making them available for other platforms.
The .NET Framework update provided by Security Advisory 2960358 disables Rivest Cipher 4 (RC4) in Transport Layer Security (TLS). This is similar to what we did with Security Advisory 2868725 back in November, 2013. The only difference here is this month's advisory is specific to the .NET Framework.