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Your January 2014 Patch Tuesday Update

Patch Tuesday is an important calendar item for Akamai customers, given how dominant Windows machines are in many companies. What follows is Microsoft's January 2014 Security Update. 


Bulletin IDBulletin Title and Executive SummaryMaximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability ImpactRestart RequirementAffected Software
MS14-001Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2916605)

This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Word or other affected Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. 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 
Remote Code Execution
May require restartMicrosoft Office, 
Microsoft Server Software
MS14-002Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2914368)

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 attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS14-003Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2913602)

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user logs on to a system and runs a specially crafted application. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.
Important 
Elevation of Privilege
Requires restartMicrosoft Windows
MS14-004Vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX Could Allow Denial of Service (2880826)

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Dynamics AX. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an authenticated attacker submits specially crafted data to an affected Microsoft Dynamics AX Application Object Server (AOS) instance. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause the target AOS instance to stop responding to client requests.
Important 
Denial of Service
May require restartMicrosoft Dynamics AX

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