Patch Tuesday: July, 2014: Another Internet Explorer Cumulative Update‏

This July Patch Tuesday Bulletin brings us two patches rated critical, three rated important, and one moderate. Microsoft released a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer for the second month in a row.  MS14-037 fixes twenty-four vulnerabilities but the good news is that none of these have been observed being attacked in the wild.  Nevertheless, this patch should be the highest priority during the patch management process.  The second critical patch is MS14-038 which fixes an arbitrary code execution vulnerability that could be exploited when opening a malicious journal file.  Next, take a look at MS14-040 which remediates a vulnerability that may result in the elevation of privileges.  An authenticated attacker would have to run a maliciously crafted application to exploit this vulnerability and elevate privileges.  The remaining two Important rated patches, MS14-039 and MS14-041, can be applied following MS14-040.  Lastly, make sure that MS14-042 is applied to any server that is going to have the Microsoft Service Bus installed.

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BulletinExploit Types
/Technologies Affected
System Types AffectedExploit
details public?
/ Being exploited?
Comprehensive,
practical
workaround
available?
MS severity ratingProducts AffectedNotesRandy's recommendation
MS14-042

2972621
Denial of service

/ Microsoft Server Software
Servers
No/NoYesModerate BackOffice Small Business Svr
Server 2008 R2
Server 2012
Server 2012 R2
No restart req'dUpdate at the earliest convenience
MS14-041

2975681
Privilege elevation

/ Microsoft Windows
Workstations
Terminal Servers
Servers
No/NoNoImportant Vista
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1
May Require RestartUpdate at the earliest convenience
MS14-040

2975684
Privilege elevation

/ Microsoft Windows
Workstations
Terminal Servers
Servers
No/NoNoImportant Vista
Server 2003
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Windows RT
Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
Restart Req'dUpdate at the earliest convenience
MS14-039

2975685
Privilege elevation

/ Microsoft Windows
Workstations
Terminal Servers
Servers
No/NoNoImportant Vista
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Windows RT
Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
Restart Req'dUpdate at the earliest convenience
MS14-037

2975687
Arbitrary code

/ Internet Explorer
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoCritical Internet Explorer 6
Internet Explorer 7
Internet Explorer 8
Internet Explorer 9
Internet Explorer 10
Internet Explorer 11
Restart Req'd; Multiple VulnerabilitiesUpdate Immediately
MS14-038

2975689
Arbitrary code

/ Microsoft Windows
Workstations
Terminal Servers
Servers
No/NoNoCritical Vista
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Windows RT
Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
May Require RestartUpdate Immediately
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