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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

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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.

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