Eight Bulletins from Microsoft this May Patch Tuesday

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MS14-025: Important

MS14-025 is a vulnerability in Group Policy Preferences that could allow an elevation of privilege. Poor design initially has allowed this to be one of the most commonly used exploits in the popular exploit kits, and customers don’t realize they shouldn’t be doing this, so Microsoft has decided to remove the feature through group policy manager. Microsoft has also posted scripts to the Knowledge Base article for this bulletin for administrators to migrate current policies and to prevent breaking environments.

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.


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