Microsoft Critical Security Bulletins Summary for December 2014
Date: 9 December 2014
The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the monthly Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December.
The summary covers 7 bulletins (4 Critical and 3 Important), which addresses multiple vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Software and Microsoft Windows.
*** Critical ***
- Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3009712)
- Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3008923)
- Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017301)
- Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3016711)
*** Important ***
- Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017349)
- Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017347)
- Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Information Disclosure (3013126)
CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.
Note to Readers
In support of Public Safety's mission to build a safe and resilient Canada, CCIRC's mandate is to help ensure the security and resilience of the vital non-federal government cyber systems that underpin Canada's national security, public safety and economic prosperity. As Canada's computer security incident response team, CCIRC is Canada's national coordination centre for the prevention and mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from cyber incidents on non-federal government systems. It does this by providing authoritative advice and support, and coordinating information sharing and incident response.
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