No Love for IT this February Patch Tuesday

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Also a top deployment priority is MS14–007, a critical vulnerability in DirectWrite that could allow remote code execution. This update addresses one privately reported vulnerability and is applicable to Windows 7 and higher platforms. This vulnerability carries a critical severity for all impacted systems and is at the top deployment priority because it is given an exploitability index of one, meaning that exploit code is expected within the next 30 days.

Microsoft was looking to deliver a light Patch Tuesday this month, but added two last-minute bulletins to the mix. February now includes seven bulletins, four critical and three important, that cover a total of 32 CVEs. The patches address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Security Software and the .NET framework. Russ Ernst, director of product management at Lumension, takes a closer look at this February's Patch Tuesday.


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