Latest Microsoft Security Advisories

3042058 - Update to Default Cipher Suite Priority Order - Version: 1.0

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 01:00
Revision Note: V1.0 (May 12, 2015): Advisory published.
Summary: Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update to cryptographic cipher suite prioritization in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update adds additional cipher suites to the default list on affected systems and improves cipher suite priority ordering. The improvements are part of ongoing efforts to bolster the effectiveness of encryption in Windows operating systems.

2755801 - Update for Vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer - Version: 40.0

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 01:00
Revision Note: V40.0 (May 12, 2015): Added the 3061904 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.

3062591 - Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) Now Available - Version: 1.0

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 01:00
Revision Note: V1.0 (May 1, 2015): V1.0 (May 1, 2015): Advisory published.
Summary: Microsoft is offering the Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) that provides a solution to the issue of using a common local account with an identical password on every computer in a domain. LAPS resolves this issue by setting a different, random password for the common local administrator account on every computer in the domain. Domain administrators using the solution can determine which users, such as helpdesk administrators, are authorized to read passwords.