Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS14-029)

ITS Advisory Number: 
2014-045
Date(s) Issued: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Subject: 
Security Update for Internet Explorer (MS14-029)
Overview: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsofts web browser, Internet Explorer, which could result in remote code execution. If a user views a specially crafted website using Internet Explorer, an attacker could gain the same privileges as the logged on user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

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Systems Affected: 
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 6
RISK
GOVERNMENT
Large and medium government entities: 
High
Small government entities: 
High
BUSINESS
Large and medium business entities: 
High
Small business entities: 
High
Home Users: 
High
Description: 

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Microsofts web browser, Internet Explorer, which could result in remote code execution. These vulnerabilities exist when Internet Explorer improperly accesses objects in memory.

An attacker who successfully exploits any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Depending on the privileges associated with the user, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

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Actions: 
  • Apply appropriate patches provided by Microsoft to vulnerable systems immediately after appropriate testing.
  • Run all software as a non-privileged user (one without administrative privileges) to diminish the effects of a successful attack.
  • Remind users not to visit un-trusted websites or follow links provided by unknown or un-trusted sources.
References: 
Microsoft:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-029
CVE:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-0310
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2014-1815