Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum

Alert

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014

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.

Note: Previously released out-of-band update on May 1, 2014 - MS14-21 - Security Update for Internet Explorer (2965111)

Critical: 2

MS14-029 - Security Update for Internet Explorer (2962482)
MS14-022 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2952166)

Important: 6

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)

Security Bulletin: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms14-may

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

As noted by Dustin Childs in his overview of the updates (The May 2014 Security Updates) @ the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC):

For those who need to prioritize their deployment planning, we recommend focusing on MS14-024, MS14-025 and MS14-029.

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.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/05/13/the-may-2014-security-updates.aspx
Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Tech explained

Do you know what an OLED TV is?

CNET explains how OLED technology differs from regular TVs, and what you need to know to make the right shopping decision.