Thursday, February 06, 2014

Security Bulletin Advance Notice for February 2014

Security Bulletin
Update:  February 10, 2014

Microsoft has completed testing and added two Critical updates to the release schedule, raising the total to seven (7) bulletins.  The two added updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and VBScript.


On Tuesday, February 11, 2014, Microsoft is planning to release five (5) bulletins.  Two of the bulletins are identified as Critical with the other three as Important.

The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Security Software while the Important updates address issues in Windows and the .NET Framework.

With .NET Framework included with the updates, for those people who have had problems with .NET in the past, it is suggested that the .NET update be installed separately from the other updates with a shutdown/restart.


Users of Windows XP are reminded that support ends for Windows XP on April 8, 2014.  See Tim Rains article, The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends April 2014. Note also that Microsoft Security Essentials will no longer be available for download for Windows XP.

As happens each month, Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.


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