Feeds

Looking forward to the end of Tuesday? You've patched this month's 37 Microsoft bugs, right?

Don't go until you've shut these remote-code exec holes

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

True to its word, Microsoft released nine security patches this month, two of which are rated as critical.

The company said that the August edition of Patch Tuesday addresses a total of 37 CVE-listed security vulnerabilities.

Most of the flaws will be addressed by the cumulative Internet Explorer security update. The browser patch addresses 25 different security flaws which have been privately reported to Redmond by researchers.

The bulletin is rated critical and includes fixes for remote code vulnerabilities in the browser. The bulletin is only considered a 'moderate' alert for Windows Server as server systems are considered to be at less risk of attacks on browser flaws than desktop systems.

The second critical bulletin addresses a flaw present in Windows 8.x Pro and Windows 7 systems other than Starter and Home Basic. The bulletin remedies a remote code execution flaw in the Media Center ActiveX control which could be exploited via a malicious web page or Office document.

The seven remaining bulletins were rated by Microsoft as "Important" level security risks. They include:

  • MS14-048 OneNote remote code execution vulnerability.
  • MS14-045 Windows kernel-mode driver elevation of privilege vulnerability.
  • MS14-049 Windows Installer Service elevation of privilege flaw.
  • MS14-044 SQL Server elevation of privilege flaw.
  • MS14-050 SharePoint Server elevation of privilege vulnerability.
  • MS14-046 .NET Framework security bypass vulnerability.
  • MS14-047 LRPC security bypass flaw.

Adobe, meanwhile, has dropped its own set of Patch Tuesday updates. The company addressed seven vulnerabilities in its Flash Player software for Windows, OS X and Linux. The patch includes fixes for remote code execution vulnerabilities.

The company is also posting a fix for Reader and Acrobat to address a security protection bypass flaw in the Windows version of the software. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION
You thought you were all alone? Nope – change your password, says ICO
You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes
Free anti-virus software, expires, stops updating and p0wns the world
Meet OneRNG: a fully-open entropy generator for a paranoid age
Kiwis to seek random investors for crowd-funded randomiser
USB coding anarchy: Consider all sticks licked
Thumb drive design ruled by almighty buck
Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm
Cisco Netflow a handy tool for cheapskate attackers
Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER
Looks for gov malware that evades most antivirus
Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins
Vulnerability promotes lusers to domain overlords ... oops
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
The Heartbleed Bug: how to protect your business with Symantec
What happens when the next Heartbleed (or worse) comes along, and what can you do to weather another chapter in an all-too-familiar string of debilitating attacks?
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.