Microsoft released five (5) bulletins. Two of the bulletins are identified as Critical with the remaining three as Important.
The security updates address 23 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Silverlight. Information about non-Security updates is available in KB864199.
- MS14-012 -- Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2925418)
- MS14-013 -- Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2929961)
- MS14-015 -- Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2930275)
- MS14-016 -- Vulnerability in Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2934418)
- MS14-014 -- Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2932677)
MSRTMicrosoft 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. The MSRT was updated to include detections for the Wysotot and Spacekito malware families.
Windows XP End of SupportUsers of Windows XP are reminded that support ends for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. See Tim Rains article, The Countdown Begins: Support for Windows XP Ends on April 8, 2014.
Also note that after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available. This includes automatic updates that help protect your PC. Microsoft will also stop providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download. Note, however, that definitions will be available until July 15, 2015. See Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP.
The following additional information is provided in the Security Bulletin:
- The affected software listed have been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
- Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support
- Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center
- Local support according to your country: International Support
- MSRC: The March 2014 Security Updates
- TechNet: Microsoft Security Bulletin for March 2014
- Support is ending for Windows XP - Microsoft Windows
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