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Security Update:Microsoft Released October 2014 Updates to Address 3 Critical and 5 Important Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:41

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Microsoft Software Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Microsoft released their October 2014 updates to address 3 Critical and 5 Important vulnerabilities in Microsoft Software.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2014 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-oct.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Developer Tools
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office Services
  • Microsoft Web Apps
  • Microsoft Windows



WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

If any of the vulnerabilities are exploited, this could allow an attacker to take control of your computer or cause a denial of service.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2014 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-oct on how to obtain the latest updates for your specific software.



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