Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2015

Published: January 13, 2015

Version: 1.0

This bulletin summary lists security bulletins released for January 2015.

For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins are issued, visit Microsoft Technical Security Notifications.

Microsoft also provides information to help customers prioritize monthly security updates with any non-security updates that are being released on the same day as the monthly security updates. Please see the section, Other Information.

Executive Summaries

The following table summarizes the security bulletins for this month in order of severity.

For details on affected software, see the next section, Affected Software.

Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart Requirement Affected Software
MS15-001 Vulnerability in Windows Application Compatibility Cache Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3023266)

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. An authenticated attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could bypass existing permission checks that are performed during cache modification in the Microsoft Windows Application Compatibility component and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.
Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-002 Vulnerability in Windows Telnet Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3020393)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted packets to an affected Windows server. Only customers who enable this service are vulnerable. By default, Telnet is installed but not enabled on Windows Server 2003. Telnet is not installed by default on Windows Vista and later operating systems.
Critical
Remote Code Execution
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-003 Vulnerability in Windows User Profile Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3021674)

This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker logs on to the system and runs a specially crafted application. A local attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code on a target system with elevated privileges. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit the vulnerability.
Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-004 Vulnerability in Windows Components Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3025421)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker convinces a user to run a specially crafted application. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Elevation of Privilege
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-005 Vulnerability in Network Location Awareness Service Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3022777)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass by unintentionally relaxing the firewall policy and/or configuration of certain services when an attacker on the same network as the victim spoofs responses to DNS and LDAP traffic initiated by the victim.
Important
Security Feature Bypass
Requires restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-006 Vulnerability in Windows Error Reporting Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3004365)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Error Reporting (WER). The vulnerability could allow security feature bypass if successfully exploited by an attacker. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain access to the memory of a running process. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
Important
Security Feature Bypass
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-007 Vulnerability in Network Policy Server RADIUS Implementation Could Cause Denial of Service (3014029)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service on an Internet Authentication Service (IAS) or Network Policy Server (NPS) if an attacker sends specially crafted username strings to the IAS or NPS. Note that the denial of service vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate user rights; however, it could prevent RADIUS authentication on the IAS or NPS.
Important
Denial of Service
May require restart Microsoft Windows
MS15-008 Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3019215)

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application on an affected system. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit the vulnerability.
Important
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restart Microsoft Windows

Exploitability Index

The following table provides an exploitability assessment of each of the vulnerabilities addressed this month. The vulnerabilities are listed in order of bulletin ID then CVE ID. Only vulnerabilities that have a severity rating of Critical or Important in the bulletins are included.

How do I use this table?

Use this table to learn about the likelihood of code execution and denial of service exploits within 30 days of security bulletin release, for each of the security updates that you may need to install. Review each of the assessments below, in accordance with your specific configuration, to prioritize your deployment of this month's updates. For more information about what these ratings mean, and how they are determined, please see Microsoft Exploitability Index.

In the columns below, "Latest Software Release" refers to the subject software, and "Older Software Releases" refers to all older, supported releases of the subject software, as listed in the "Affected Software" and "Non-Affected Software" tables in the bulletin.

Bulletin ID Vulnerability Title CVE ID Exploitability Assessment for Latest Software Release Exploitability Assessment for Older Software Release Denial of Service Exploitability Assessment Key Notes
MS15-001 Microsoft Application Compatibility Infrastructure Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2015-0002 2- Exploitation Less Likely 2- Exploitation Less Likely Not Applicable This vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

This is an elevation of privilege vulnerability.
MS15-002 Windows Telnet Service Buffer Overflow Vulnerability CVE-2015-0014 2- Exploitation Less Likely 2- Exploitation Less Likely Permanent This is a remote code execution vulnerability.
MS15-003 Microsoft User Profile Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2015-0004 2- Exploitation Less Likely 2- Exploitation Less Likely Not Applicable This vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

This is an elevation of privilege vulnerability.
MS15-004 Directory Traversal Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2015-0016 0- Exploitation Detected 0- Exploitation Detected Not Applicable This is an elevation of privilege vulnerability.

This vulnerability is being used in limited, targeted attacks as a sandbox bypass.
MS15-005 NLA Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability - CVE-2015-0006 CVE-2015-0006 3- Exploitation Unlikely 3- Exploitation Unlikely Not Applicable This is a security feature bypass vulnerability.
MS15-006 Windows Error Reporting Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability CVE-2015-0001 2- Exploitation Less Likely 2- Exploitation Less Likely Not Applicable This is a security feature bypass vulnerability.
MS15-007 Network Policy Server RADIUS Implementation Denial of Service Vulnerability CVE-2015-0015 3- Exploitation Unlikely 3- Exploitation Unlikely Permanent This vulnerability results in denial of service.
MS15-008 WebDAV Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2015-0011 2- Exploitation Less Likely 2- Exploitation Less Likely Not Applicable This is an elevation of privilege vulnerability.

Affected Software

The following tables list the bulletins in order of major software category and severity.

Use these tables to learn about the security updates that you may need to install. You should review each software program or component listed to see whether any security updates pertain to your installation. If a software program or component is listed, then the severity rating of the software update is also listed.

Note You may have to install several security updates for a single vulnerability. Review the whole column for each bulletin identifier that is listed to verify the updates that you have to install, based on the programs or components that you have installed on your system.

Windows Operating System and Components

Windows Server 2003

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Critical

Important

None

Important

None

Important

Important

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2[1] (Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2[1] (Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems[1] (Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Vista

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Critical

Important

Important

Important

None

None

Important

Windows Vista Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (with Remote Desktop Client 7.0 installed)
(3023299)
(Important)

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (with Remote Desktop Client 7.0 installed)
(3023299)
(Important)

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

None

Critical

Important

None

Important

None

Important

Important

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 7

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Critical

Important

Important

Important

None

None

Important

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3019978)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 (with Remote Desktop Client 8.0 installed)
(3020387)
(Important)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 (with Remote Desktop Client 8.1 installed)
(3020388)
(Important)

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3019978)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (with Remote Desktop Client 8.0 installed)
(3020387)
(Important)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (with Remote Desktop Client 8.1 installed)
(3020388)
(Important)

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Critical

Important

Important

Important

None

Important

Important

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3019978)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (with Remote Desktop Client 8.0 installed)
(3020387)
(Important)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (with Remote Desktop Client 8.1 installed)
(3020388)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Critical

Important

Important

Important

Important

None

Important

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3022777)
(Important)

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3022777) )
(Important)

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3022777) )
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3022777) )
(Important)

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Critical

Important

Important

Important

Important

Important

Important

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2012
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3022777)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3004365)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3022777)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3004365)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3014029)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

None

Important

Important

None

Important

None

Important

Windows RT

Windows RT
(3023266)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows RT
(3019978)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT
(3019215)
(Important)

Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT 8.1
(3023266)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT 8.1
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows RT 8.1
(3019978)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT 8.1
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows RT 8.1
(3019215)
(Important)

Server Core installation option

Bulletin Identifier

MS15-001

MS15-002

MS15-003

MS15-004

MS15-005

MS15-006

MS15-007

MS15-008

Aggregate Severity Rating

Important

Critical

Important

Important

Important

Important

None

None

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3021674)
(Important)

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
(3022777)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3022777)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3023266)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3020393)
(Critical)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3021674)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3019978)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3022777)
(Important)

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
(3004365)
(Important)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Note for MS15-005
[1]Windows Server 2003 is affected, but an update is not being issued for it. See the bulletin for more information.

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Several resources are available to help administrators deploy security updates.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets administrators scan local and remote systems for missing security updates and common security misconfigurations.

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Systems Management Server (SMS), and System Center Configuration Manager help administrators distribute security updates.

The Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit aid in streamlining the testing and validation of Windows updates against installed applications.

For information about these and other tools that are available, see Security Tools for IT Pros.

Acknowledgments

Microsoft recognizes the efforts of those in the security community who help us protect customers through responsible vulnerability disclosure. See Acknowledgments for more information.

Other Information

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

For the bulletin release that occurs on the second Tuesday of each month, Microsoft has released an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center. No updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is available for out-of-band security bulletin releases.

Non-Security Updates on MU, WU, and WSUS

For information about non-security releases on Windows Update and Microsoft Update, please see:

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please visit the active protections websites provided by program partners listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Security Strategies and Community

Update Management Strategies

Security Guidance for Update Management provides additional information about Microsoft’s best-practice recommendations for applying security updates.

Obtaining Other Security Updates

Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:

  • Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update".
  • Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update.
  • You can obtain the security updates offered this month on Windows Update, from Download Center on Security and Critical Releases ISO CD Image files. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 913086.

IT Pro Security Community

Learn to improve security and optimize your IT infrastructure, and participate with other IT Pros on security topics in IT Pro Security Community.

Support

The affected software listed has been tested to determine which versions are affected. Other versions are past their support life cycle. To determine the support life cycle for your software version, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (January 13, 2015): Bulletin Summary published.

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