Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with Seven Patch Tuesday Bulletins

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MS14-036: Critical

The second critical patch this month is MS14-036. This is a far-reaching vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics component that could allow a remote code execution. The two CVEs are not currently under known attack but the impacted software list is extensive: all versions of Windows, Office, Lync and Live Meeting. Given this extensive list of impacted applications and systems, administrators should have their test systems up to date to ensure a smooth roll-out.

Of the seven bulletins released for June Patch Tuesday, two are rated critical and five are rated important. All together, they cover a total of 66 CVEs, but one, MS14-035, remediates 59 of those CVEs. Yes, it’s time for another IE cumulative update and this should (again) be first on your list of patching priorities for June from Microsoft. Russ Ernst, director, product management at Lumension, provides a rundown on the patches for this month.

June Patch Summary

MS14-035: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262)
Severity: Critical
Restart: Requires restart
Affects: Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer

MS 14-036: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2967487)
Severity: Critical
Restart: Requires restart
Affects: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync

MS14-034: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2969261)
Severity: Important
Restart: May require restart
Affects: Microsoft Office

MS14-033: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2966061)
Severity: Important
Restart: May require restart
Affects: Microsoft Windows

MS14-032: Vulnerability in Microsoft Lync Server Could Allow Information Disclosure (2969258)
Severity: Important
Restart: May require restart
Affects: Microsoft Lync Server

MS14-031: Vulnerability in TCP Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (2962478)
Severity: Important
Restart: Requires restart
Affects: Microsoft Windows

MS14-030: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Tampering (2969259)
Severity: Important
Restart: May require restart
Affects: Microsoft Windows

 

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