Latest Microsoft Security Advisories

3010060 - Vulnerability in Microsoft OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 1.0

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:00
Revision Note: V1.0 (October 21, 2014): Advisory published.
Summary: Microsoft is aware of a vulnerability affecting all supported releases of Microsoft Windows, excluding Windows Server 2003. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file that contains an OLE object. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights. The attack requires user interaction to succeed on Windows clients with a default configuration, as User Account Control (UAC) is enabled and a consent prompt is displayed.

2949927 - Availability of SHA-2 Hashing Algorithm for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 - Version: 2.0

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:00
Revision Note: V2.0 (October 17, 2014): Removed Download Center links for Microsoft security update 2949927. Microsoft recommends that customers experiencing issues uninstall this update. Microsoft is investigating behavior associated with this update, and will update the advisory when more information becomes available.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for all supported editions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to add support for SHA-2 signing and verification functionality. Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT, and Windows RT 8.1 do not require this update as SHA-2 signing and verification functionality is already included in these operating systems. This update is not available for Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008

3009008 - Vulnerability in SSL 3.0 Could Allow Information Disclosure - Version: 1.1

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 01:00
Revision Note: V1.1 (October 15, 2014): Advisory revised to include a workaround for disabling the SSL 3.0 protocol in Windows.
Summary: Microsoft is aware of detailed information that has been published describing a new method to exploit a vulnerability in SSL 3.0. This is an industry-wide vulnerability affecting the SSL 3.0 protocol itself and is not specific to the Windows operating system. All supported versions of Microsoft Windows implement this protocol and are affected by this vulnerability. Microsoft is not aware of attacks that try to use the reported vulnerability at this time. Considering the attack scenario, this vulnerability is not considered high risk to customers.

2977292 - Update for Microsoft EAP Implementation that Enables the Use of TLS - Version: 1.0

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
Revision Note: V1.0 (October 14, 2014): Advisory published.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for supported editions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows RT for the Microsoft Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) implementation that enables the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.1 or 1.2 through the modification of the system registry. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2977292.

2871997 - Update to Improve Credentials Protection and Management - Version: 4.0

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
Revision Note: V4.0 (October 14, 2014): Rereleased advisory to announce the release of updates that provide additional protection for users’ credentials when logging on to a remote host server. See Updates Related to this Advisory and Advisory FAQ for details.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of updates for supported editions of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows RT 8.1 that improve credential protection and domain authentication controls to reduce credential theft.

2755801 - Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer - Version: 30.0

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 01:00
Revision Note: V30.0 (October 14, 2014): Added the 3001237 update to the Current Update section.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer on all supported editions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows RT 8.1. The update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the affected Adobe Flash libraries contained within Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11.