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Microsoft's December 2014 Security Bulletin

Microsoft has released a preview of the security bulletin it plans to release Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. If the plan holds, the software giant will release seven bulletins -- three of them for critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. The full preview is below.

More Akamai perspective on patching and vulnerability management:

Bulletin ID

Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact

Restart Requirement

Affected Software

Bulletin 1

Important 
Elevation of Privilege

May require restart

Microsoft Exchange

Bulletin 2

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

Requires restart

Microsoft Windows, 
Internet Explorer

Bulletin 3

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 4

Important 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 5

Important 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Office

Bulletin 6

Critical 
Remote Code Execution

May require restart

Microsoft Windows

Bulletin 7

Important 
Information Disclosure

May require restart

Microsoft Windows


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