Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2014
This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for January 2014.
With the release of the security bulletins for January 2014, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued January 9, 2014. For more information about the bulletin advance notification service, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification.
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Microsoft is hosting a webcast to address customer questions on these bulletins on January 15, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the January Security Bulletin Webcast.
Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.
The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.
For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software.
|Bulletin ID||Bulletin Title and Executive Summary||Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact||Restart Requirement||Affected Software|
|MS14-001||Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2916605)|
This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Word or other affected Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Remote Code Execution
|May require restart||Microsoft Office, |
Microsoft Server Software
|MS14-002||Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2914368)|
This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Elevation of Privilege
|Requires restart||Microsoft Windows|
|MS14-003||Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2913602)|
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Elevation of Privilege
|Requires restart||Microsoft Windows|
|MS14-004||Vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX Could Allow Denial of Service (2880826)|
This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an authenticated attacker submits specially crafted data to an affected Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS) instance. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the target AOS instance to stop responding to client requests.
Denial of Service
|May require restart||Microsoft Dynamics AX|
For the bulletin release that occurs on the second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center. No updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is available for out-of-band security bulletin releases.
For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:
- Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 894199: Description of Software Update Services and Windows Server Update Services changes in content. Includes all Windows content.
- Updates from Past Months for Windows Server Update Services. Displays all new, revised, and rereleased updates for Microsoft products other than Microsoft Windows.
To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections websites provided by program partners listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.
Update Management Strategies
Security Guidance for Update Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best-practice recommendations for applying security updates.
Obtaining Other Security Updates
Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:
- Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.
- You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.
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Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Mateusz Jurczyk, Ivan Fratric, and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team for reporting the Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0258)
- Mateusz Jurczyk, Ivan Fratric, and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team for reporting the Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0259)
- Mateusz Jurczyk, Ivan Fratric, and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team for reporting the Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0260)
- FireEye, Inc. for helping us with the Kernel NDProxy Vulnerability (CVE-2013-5065)
- Yujie Wen and Renguang Yuan of Qihoo for reporting the Win32k Window Handle Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0262)
- Andrey Maykov, Lead Developer in FTO Project, for reporting the Query Filter DoS Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0261)
- The affected software listed has been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
- Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support
- Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center
- Local support according to your country: International Support
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- V1.0 (January 14, 2014): Bulletin Summary published.