Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2014

Number: AV14-014
Date: 11 March 2014

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to draw attention to the monthly Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2014.

Assessment

The summary covers 5 bulletins (2 Critical, 3 Important), that address multiple vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft DirectShow, Windows Kernel-Mode Driver, Security Account Manager Remote(SAMR) Protocol and Microsoft Silverlight.

*** CRITICAL ***

MS14-012 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2925418)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/bulletin/ms14-012

MS14-013 - Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2929961)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/bulletin/ms14-013

*** IMPORTANT ***

MS14-014 - Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2932677)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/bulletin/ms14-014

MS14-015 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2930275)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/bulletin/ms14-015

MS14-016 - Vulnerability in Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2934418)
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/bulletin/ms14-016

Suggested action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

References

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/security/bulletin/ms14-mar

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