Patch Analysis for March 2014

This Patch Tuesday Bulletin released 5 patches with 2 rated critical.  MS14-012 resolves 18 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer.  Two of the arbitrary code execution vulnerabilities have been targeted in the wild so this patch should be looked at first.  MS14-013 resolves an arbitrary code execution vulnerability in DirectShow that could be exploited by opening a malicious image file.  This patch should be analyzed next.  The next 3 patches resolve an elevation of privilege vulnerability and 2 security feature bypass vulnerabilities.  MS14-015 patches a vulnerability in Windows that may allow elevation of privilege if a malicious application is run after logging in with valid credentials.  MS14-016 and MS14-014 fix a security feature bypass vulnerability in the Security Account Manager Remote Protocol and Silverlight.

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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
MS14-012

2925418
Arbitrary code

/ Internet Explorer
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/YesYesCritical Internet Explorer
Restart Req'd; Multiple Vulnerabilities Test and patch as soon as possible
MS14-013

2929961
Arbitrary code

/ DirectShow
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoCritical XP
Vista
Server 2003
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Windows 8
Server 2012
Server 2012 R2
Windows 8.1
Restart Req'dPatch after testing
MS14-015

2930275
Privilege elevation
Information disclosure

/ Windows Kernel
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoImportant XP
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'dPatch after testing
MS14-014

2932677
Security feature bypass

/ Silverlight
Workstations
Terminal Servers
No/NoNoImportant Silverlight 5
 Patch after testing
MS14-016

2934418
Security feature bypass

/ Security Account Manager Remote Protocol
Workstations
Terminal Servers
Servers
No/NoNoImportant XP
Vista
Server 2003
Server 2008
Server 2008 R2
Server 2012
Server 2012 R2
Restart Req'dPatch after testing

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