Microsoft released nine (9) bulletins. Two of the bulletins are identified as Critical with the remaining seven as Important.
The updates address 37 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in SQL Server, OneNote, SharePoint, .NET, Windows and Internet Explorer (IE). Reminder to those who have problems with .NET updates to install separately with a restart between other updates.
- MS14-051 -- Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2976627)
- MS14-043 -- Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2978742)
- MS14-048 -- Vulnerability in OneNote Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2977201)
- MS14-044 -- Vulnerabilities in SQL Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2984340)
- MS14-045 -- Vulnerabilities in Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation Of Privilege (2984615)
- MS14-049 -- Vulnerability in Windows Installer Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962490)
- MS14-050 -- Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2977202)
- MS14-046 -- Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2984625)
- MS14-047 -- Vulnerability in LRPC Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2978668)
- MSRT -- Microsoft 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 updated version includes Win32/Lecpetex which will assist with the detection and clean-up of this family following the recent Facebook take-down of the Lecpetex botnet. Additional details ave available in the MMPC blog post.
- Internet Explorer -- As noted in the Addendum to Internet Explorer begins blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls, blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls is being delayed for 30 days in order to give customers time to test and manage their environments.
- Windows 8.1 -- Non-security new features and improvements for Windows 8.1. will now be included with the second Tuesday of the month updates. Additional information is available at August updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2.
- Windows XP -- Although Microsoft has stopped providing Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP, definitions will be available until July 15, 2015. See Microsoft antimalware support for Windows XP.
- Other -- Changes to Internet Explorer and .NET Framework end of support dates were announced. Refer to the references linked below.
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: August 2014 Security Bulletin Release
- TechNet: Microsoft Security Bulletin for August 2014
- IEBlog: Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer
- .NET Blog: Moving to the .NET Framework 4.5.2
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