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Microsoft Patch Tuesday 2014-04-08

MS14-017
Title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces MS14-001
Affected Microsoft Word
KB KB2949660
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2014-1757 1
MS14-018
Title Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
Replaces MS14-012
Affected Internet Explorer
KB KB2950467
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Critical
ISC Client Rating Critical
ISC Server Rating Critical
CVE Exploitability
2014-0235 1
MS14-019
Title Vulnerability in Windows File Handling Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces MS12-081
Affected Windows
KB KB2922229
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2014-0315 1
MS14-020
Title Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Replaces MS13-042
Affected Microsoft Publisher
KB KB2950145
Known Exploits No
Microsoft Rating Important
ISC Client Rating Important
ISC Server Rating Important
CVE Exploitability
2014-1759 1
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve. We appreciate your updates!
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(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less Urgent: practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
    • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threatatches.