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Microsoft Issues Patch Tuesday Preview for May 2014

Microsoft has released advance notification regarding the security updates it plans to release Tuesday. It looks like a busy month of patching ahead. The breakdown is below.

Bulletin 1: 

  • Critical
  • Remote Code Execution
  • Requires restart
  • Affects Internet Explorer on Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT, and Windows RT 8.1.
Bulletin 2: 

  • Critical
  • Remote Code Execution
  • May require restart
  • Affects Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, Office Web Apps 2010, Office Web Apps 2013, SharePoint Server 2013 Client Components SDK, SharePoint Designer 2007, SharePoint Designer 2010, and SharePoint Designer 2013.
Bulletin 3: 

  • Important
  • Remote Code Execution
  • May require restart
  • Affects Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2013 RT.
Bulletin 4: 

  • Important
  • Elevation of Privilege
  • May require restart
  • Affects Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Bulletin 5: 

  • Important
  • Elevation of Privilege
  • May require restart
  • Affects Microsoft .NET Framework on Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT, and Windows RT 8.1.

Bulletin 6:

  • Important
  • Elevation of Privilege
  • Requires restart
  • Affects Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT, and Windows RT 8.1.

Bulletin 7:

  • Important
  • Denial of Service
  • May require restart
  • Affects Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2.

Bulletin 8: 

  • Important
  • Security Feature Bypass
  • May require restart
  • Affects Microsoft Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, and Office 2013 RT.
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