Eight Bulletins from Microsoft this May Patch Tuesday

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MS14-023 & MS14-024: Important

The remaining bulletins are rated important and impact a wide range of software categories. MS14-023 is a possible remote code execution that hits Office for two CVEs; MS14-024 is for one CVE in Microsoft Common Control that could allow a remote code execution. This one is used by the bad guys in conjunction with other attacks; by closing the loop here, Microsoft has provided IT with a leg up against the bad guys in other still-unknown attacks. They consider it at the top of their deployment priority for this reason.

Microsoft released eight bulletins this month – more than we’ve seen in the last few Patch Tuesdays, and the impact spans numerous software categories. The May patch load includes eight bulletins, two of which are rated critical, for a total of 13 CVEs. The busy Patch Tuesday comes on the heels of the out-of-band patch for IE, MS14-021, released by Microsoft May 1.

In this slideshow, Russ Ernst, director of product development at Lumension, takes a closer look at the patches for May and the systems they affect.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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