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Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2014

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This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for February 2014.

With the release of the security bulletins for February 2014, this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued February 10, 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 February 12, 2014, at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada). Register now for the February 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.

Bulletin Information

Executive Summaries

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 SummaryMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
MS14-010Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2909921)

This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability and twenty-three privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe of these 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.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows,
Internet Explorer
MS14-011Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2928390)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the VBScript scripting engine in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visited a specially crafted website. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit the website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS14-007Vulnerability in Direct2D Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2912390)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker would have no way to force users to view specially crafted content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to an attacker's website, or by getting them to open an attachment sent through email.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS14-008Vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2927022)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted email message is scanned.
Critical 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Security Software
MS14-009Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2916607)

This security update resolves two publicly disclosed vulnerabilities and one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user visits a specially crafted website or a website containing specially crafted web content. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit such websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the compromised website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes them to the attacker's website.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
May require restartMicrosoft Windows,
Microsoft .NET Framework
MS14-005Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2916036)

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services included in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker would have no way to force users to view specially crafted content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to an attacker's website, or by getting them to open an attachment sent through email.
Important 
Information Disclosure
May require restartMicrosoft Windows
MS14-006Vulnerability in IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (2904659)

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a large number of specially crafted IPv6 packets to an affected system. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker's system must belong to the same subnet as the target system.
Important 
Denial of Service
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows

 

Exploitability Index

Affected Software

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Other Information

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

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.

Non-Security Updates on MU, WU, and WSUS

For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

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.

Security Strategies and Community

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.

IT Pro Security Community

Learn to improve security and optimize your IT infrastructure, and participate with other IT Pros on security topics in IT Pro Security Community.

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

MS14-005

  • FireEye, Inc. for working with us on the MSXML Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0266)

MS14-007

  • Omair, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Microsoft Graphics Component Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0263)

MS14-009

MS14-010

  • Liang Chen of KeenTeam (@K33nTeam) for working with us on the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0267)
  • Code Audit Labs of VulnHunt for working with us on the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0267)
  • James Forshaw of Context Information Security for reporting the Internet Explorer Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0268)
  • Simon Zuckerbraun, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0269)
  • Jose A. Vazquez of Yenteasy - Security Research, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0270)
  • Jose A. Vazquez of Yenteasy - Security Research, working with VeriSign iDefense Labs, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0270)
  • Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0272)
  • Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0273)
  • Arthur Gerkis, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0274)
  • lokihardt@ASRT, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0274)
  • Simon Zuckerbraun, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0275)
  • Scott Bell of Security-Assessment.com for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0276)
  • Scott Bell of Security-Assessment.com for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0277)
  • Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0278)
  • An anonymous researcher, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0278)
  • Scott Bell of Security-Assessment.com for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0279)
  • Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0279)
  • Scott Bell of Security-Assessment.com for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0280)
  • cons0ul and suto, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0281)
  • Sachin Shinde for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0283)
  • Sachin Shinde for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0284)
  • Simon Zuckerbraun, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption VUlnerability (CVE-2014-0285)
  • Simon Zuckerbraun, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0286)
  • Peter 'corelanc0d3r' Van Eeckhoutte of Corelan, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0287)
  • Arthur Gerkis, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0288)
  • lokihardt@ASRT, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0289)
  • Bo Qu of Palo Alto Networks for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0290)
  • Zhibin Hu of Qihoo for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0290)
  • Yuki Chen of Trend Micro, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative, for reporting the Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0290)
  • Dieyu dieu deus deva divine dio theos dievas dewa ilu Diyin Ayóo Átʼéii atua tiānzhŭ Yahweh Zeus Odin El for reporting the Internet Explorer Cross-domain Information Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2014-0293)

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (February 11, 2014): Bulletin Summary published.
  • V1.1 (February 12, 2014): For MS14-008, revised the Exploitability Assessment for Older Software Release in the Exploitability Index for CVE-2014-0294.
  • V1.2 (February 13, 2014): For MS14-011, revised the Exploitability Assessment for Latest Software Release in the Exploitability Index for CVE-2014-0271.