No Love for IT this February Patch Tuesday

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Rounding out the Microsoft bulletins is MS14-006, a denial of service vulnerability in IPv6. This bulletin is at the third tier in deployment priority and addresses one CVE. The vulnerability was publicly disclosed, but as of Feb. 11, Microsoft is not aware of any known active attacks and it is only applicable to Windows 8 and Server 2012 systems. Microsoft gives an exploitability index of three to this vulnerability, meaning that exploit code is not likely 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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