Latest Security Advisories & Notable Vulnerabilities

Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its July batch of patches:

  • (MS14-037) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2975687)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses several vulnerabilities found in Internet Explorer. When exploited, it allows remote code execution thus compromising the security of the system.


  • (MS14-038) Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2975689)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, which can lead to remote code execution when exploited successfully by remote attackers.


  • (MS14-039) Vulnerability in On-Screen Keyboard Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975685)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows that can potentially allow elevation of privilege when exploited successfully.


  • (MS14-040) Vulnerability in Ancillary Function Driver (AFD) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975684)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses one vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows that could allow elevation of privilege when successfully exploited.


  • MS14-041 Vulnerability in DirectShow Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2975681)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses one vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows that could allow elevation of privilege when successfully exploited.


  • (MS14-042) Vulnerability in Microsoft Service Bus Could Allow Denial of Service (2972621)
    Risk Rating: Moderate

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Service Bus for Windows Server. When exploited successfully, it can lead to denial of service.


Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its June batch of patches:

  • (MS14-030) Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Could Allow Tampering (2969259)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows. When exploited, it could permit tampering once remote attackers access the network segment. As such, it could compromise the security of the network.


  • (MS14-031) Vulnerability in TCP Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (2962478)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows which can lead to denial of service when successfully exploited, thus compromising the security of the systems.


  • (MS14-032) Vulnerability in Microsoft Lync Server Could Allow Information Disclosure (2969258)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability found in Microsoft Lync Server that could allow information disclosure, which remote attackers may possibly use to launch their attacks.


  • (MS14-033) Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2966061)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses one vulnerability found in Microsoft Windows that could allow information disclosure once successfully exploited by remote attackers.


  • (MS14-034) Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2969261)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update addresses a vulnerability in Microsoft Office which could also allow remote code execution once successfully exploited.


  • (MS14-035) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2969262)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves several vulnerabilities found existing in Internet Explorer that could allow remote code execution once successfully exploited via a specially crafted webpage.


  • (MS14-036) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2967487)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update addresses vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lyn. Once successfully exploited via a specially crafted webpage, it could allow remote code execution thus compromising the security of the system.


Linux Kernel Vulnerability (CVE-2014-3153)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  06 Jun 2014

A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's futex subsystem handles certain Priority Inheritance (PI) futexes. Attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability may raise their privileges on the vulnerable system.

Adobe Flash Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0536)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  04 Jun 2014
Adobe Flash Player before 13.0.0.223 and 14.x before 14.0.0.125 on Windows and before 11.2.202.378 on Linux allow attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via unspecified vectors.

Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its May batch of patches:

  • (MS14-021) Security Update for Internet Explorer (2965111)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using an affected version of Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-029) Security Update for Internet Explorer (2962482)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-022) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2952166)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves multiple privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office server and productivity software. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker sends specially crafted page content to a target SharePoint server.


  • (MS14-023) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2961037)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens an Office file that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted library file.


  • (MS14-025) Vulnerability in Group Policy Preferences Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962486)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if Active Directory Group Policy preferences are used to distribute passwords across the domain - a practice that could allow an attacker to retrieve and decrypt the password stored with Group Policy preferences.

  • (MS14-026) Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2958732)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an unauthenticated attacker sends specially crafted data to an affected workstation or server that uses .NET Remoting.


  • (MS14-027) Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962488)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application that uses ShellExecute.


  • (MS14-028) Vulnerability in iSCSI Could Allow Denial of Service (2962485)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow denial of service if an attacker sends large amounts of specially crafted iSCSI packets over the target network.


  • (MS14-024) Vulnerability in a Microsoft Common Control Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2961033)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in an implementation of the MSCOMCTL common controls library. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if a user views a specially crafted webpage in a web browser capable of instantiating COM components, such as Internet Explorer.

Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0515)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  28 Apr 2014
Buffer overflow in Adobe Flash Player before 11.7.700.279 and 11.8.x through 13.0.x before 13.0.0.206 on Windows and OS X, and before 11.2.202.356 on Linux, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors, as exploited in the wild in April 2014.

This Microsoft security advisory reports a vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, Internet Explorer 9, Internet Explorer 10, and Internet Explorer 11.

The vulnerability is a remote code execution vulnerability. The vulnerability exists in the way that Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly allocated. The vulnerability may corrupt memory in a way that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user within Internet Explorer. An attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit this vulnerability through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website.

Apache Struts ClassLoader Manipulation Security Bypass Vulnerability
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  24 Apr 2014
The ParametersInterceptor in Apache Struts allows remote attackers to "manipulate" the ClassLoader via the class parameter, which is passed to the getClass method.
OpenSSL Heartbleed Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0160)
 Severity:    
 Advisory Date:  09 Apr 2014
OpenSSL's Heartbeat extension was found to have this vulnerability, which, when exploited, can allow cybercriminals to steal critical information from a server. With OpenSSL being utilized by many websites and applications, the potential victim count of this vulnerability may be very large. Exploitation of this vulnerability may also leave no trace, which would make victim counts and damage estimates difficult to create.

Microsoft addresses the following vulnerabilities in its April batch of patches:

  • (MS14-017) Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2949660)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened or previewed in an affected version of Microsoft Office software.


  • (MS14-018) Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2950467)
    Risk Rating: Critical

    This security update resolves six privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer.


  • (MS14-019) Vulnerability in Windows File Handling Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2922229)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user runs specially crafted .bat and .cmd files from a trusted or semi-trusted network location.


  • (MS14-020) Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2950145)
    Risk Rating: Important

    This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file in an affected version of Microsoft Publisher.