Microsoft Security Bulletins for November 2014

Here’s a quick summary of the fixes provided by this month’s Microsoft Security Bulletins … plus, information on how to download this month’s security bulletins for those who don’t have them already.

Welcome to the November 2014 overview of Microsoft Security Bulletins and updates for all company products including client and server Windows operating systems as well as Microsoft Office. It offers an in-depth analysis of all security and non-security updates that Microsoft has released since October 2014, the last official patch day.

Below you find an executive summary that lists the most important information about this month’s patch day, a video summary by Microsoft, the operating system and other product distribution of vulnerabilities and their severity, links to security and non-security products, a deployment guide that suggests an order of deployment, and finally information about downloading and installing the updates on systems.

Executive Summary

  1. Microsoft released a total of 14 bulletins today that correct a total of 33 vulnerabilities and exposures
  2. All versions of Microsoft Windows, client and server, and other Microsoft products such as Internet Explorer or Microsoft Office are affected.
  3. Four of the 14 bulletins have received the highest severity rating of critical.

Video Summary

None yet.

Operating System Distribution

Windows RT is affected the least this month followed by Windows Vista and Windows 7 on the client side. The operating system with the highest accumulated severity rating is Windows 8 (and thus also Windows 8.1) which are affected by a total of nine bulletins of which four have been rated critical.

Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are affected the most on the server side. Both server operating systems are affected by three critical, six important and two moderate bulletins.

  • Windows Vista: 4 critical, 3 important, 2 moderate
  • Windows 7:  4 critical, 3 important, 2 moderate
  • Windows 8: 4 critical, 4 important, 1 moderate
  • Windows 8.1: 4 critical, 4 important, 1 moderate
  • Windows RT: 4 critical, 3 important, 1 moderate
  • Windows RT 8.1:  4 critical, 3 important, 1 moderate
  • Windows Server 2003: 3 critical, 3 important, 3 moderate
  • Windows Server 2008: 3 critical, 5 important, 3 moderate
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: 3 critical, 5 important, 3 moderate
  • Windows Server 2012: 3 critical, 6 important, 2 moderate
  • Windows Server 2012 R2: 3 critical, 6 important, 2 moderate
  • Server Core installation: 3 critical, 4 important, 2 moderate

Other Microsoft Product Distribution

  • Microsoft Office 2007: 1 important, 1 moderate
  • Other Microsoft Office software: 1 important
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010: 1 important
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2007: 1 important
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: 1 important
  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: 1 important

Deployment Guide

  1. MS14-064 Windows OLE Component
  2. MS14-066 SChannel,
  3. MS14-065 Internet Explorer
  4. MS14-069 Office
  5. MS14-067 MSXML
  6. Ms14-073 SharePoint
  7. MS14-078 IME
  8. MS14-071 Windows Audio Service
  9. MS14-070 tcpip.sys
  10. Ms14-072 .NET Framework
  11. MS14-076 IIS
  12. MS14-074 RDP
  13. MS14-077 ADFS
  14. MS14-079 Kernel Mode Drivers win32k.sys

Security Bulletins

  • MS14-064 – Vulnerabilities in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3011443) – Critical – Remote Code Execution
  • MS14-065 – Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3003057) – Critical – Remote Code Execution
    MS14-066 – Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2992611) – Critical – Remote Code
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  • MS14-067 – Vulnerability in XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2993958) – Critical – Remote Code Execution
  • MS14-068 – Release date to be determined
  • MS14-069 – Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3009710) – Important – Remote Code Execution
  • MS14-070 – Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2989935) – Important – Elevation of Privilege
  • MS14-071 – Vulnerability in Windows Audio Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005607) – Important – Elevation of Privilege
  • MS14-072 – Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005210) – Important – Elevation of Privilege
  • MS14-073 – Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3000431) – Important – Elevation of Privilege
  • MS14-074 – Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3003743) – Important – Security Bypass Feature
  • MS14-075 – Release date to be determined
  • MS14-076 – Vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS) Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2982998) – Important – Security Bypass Feature
  • MS14-077 – Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (3003381) – Important – Information Disclosure
  • MS14-078 – Vulnerability in IME (Japanese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3005210) – Moderate – Elevation of Privilege
  • MS14-079 – Vulnerability in Kernel Mode Driver Could Allow Denial of Service (3002885) – Moderate – Denial of Service

Security Advisories

  • Re-released: Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer (2755801)

Non-security related updates

  • Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows RT (KB2976536)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 (KB2976978)
  • Update for Windows 7 (KB2977759)
  • Update for Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Server 2012 (KB3000853)
  • Update for Windows 8 and Windows RT (KB3003663)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (KB3003667)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 (KB3003727)
  • Update for Windows 7 (KB3004469)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 (KB3004908)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (KB3006178)
  • Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB3006958)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 (KB3008188)
  • Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 (KB3008627)
  • Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – November 2014 (KB890830)/Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – November 2014 (KB890830) – Internet Explorer Version
  • Update for Windows 8 and Windows RT (KB3008273)
  • System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Vista (KB947821) [October 2014]
  • Update for Windows 7 (KB2952664)

How to download and install the November 2014 security updates

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Most Windows users will receive the update via the operating system’s automatic update feature. While that is the case, it is also available for download on Microsoft’s Download Center website.

There each patch can be downloaded individually or as a monthly security ISO image which Microsoft releases each month as well.

Updates are usually not picked up right away by the operating system. To check for updates manually, do the following:

  1. Tap on the Windows-key, type Windows Update and select the result from the list displayed to you.
  2. There you need to click on check for updates to run a manual update check.

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