Microsoft released six (6) bulletins today. Two of the bulletins are identified as Critical, three as Important and one as Moderate.
The updates address 29 Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.
- MS14-037 -- Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2975687)
- MS14-038 -- Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2975689)
- MS14-039 -- Vulnerability in On-Screen Keyboard Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975685)
- MS14-040 -- Vulnerability in Ancillary Function Driver (AFD) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975684)
- MS14-041 -- Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975681)
- MS14-042 -- Vulnerability in Microsoft Service Bus Could Allow Denial of Service (2972621)
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.
Windows XP and Windows 8.1As has been widely publicized, support for Windows XP and Office 2003 have ended. Thus, there will be no further security updates for those products. See Tim Rains article, The Countdown Begins: Support for Windows XP Ends on April 8, 2014. Although Microsoft has stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for download, that definitions will be available until July 15, 2015. See Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP. Important note for Windows 8.1 users: Windows 8.1 Update Requirement Extended ____________ 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