Microsoft Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for January 2014

January 11th, 2014 by Kevin Zoll

Microsoft released Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for January 2014. This month’s release includes 4 bulletins, all rated as important, addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Dynamics AX. All 4 security bulletins are scheduled for release on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at approximately 10 a.m. PDT.

This months updates will address the issue described in Security Advisory 2896666. Microsofot has seen this issue used in conjunction with a PDF exploit in targeted attacks and not on its own. This only impacts systems running Windows XP or Server 2003, newer Windows versions are not affected.

IMPORTANT: Microsoft will end support for Windows XP and Office 2003 on April 8th, 2104. After that date Microsoft will no longer publish updates for Windows XP and Office 2003.

NOTE: Also Microsoft Security Essentials will no longer be available for Windows XP.

Microsoft will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool on Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows Server Update Services, and the Download Center.

Reference:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for January 2014
Advance Notification Service for the January 2014 Security Bulletin Release



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