MS14-029: Security update for Internet Explorer: May 13, 2014

INTRODUCTION

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-029. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this security update

This security update, MS14-029, is not a cumulative security update. Customers who do not have the latest cumulative security update for Internet Explorer installed are likely to experience compatibility issues after they install the MS14-029 update. For example, Internet Explorer may intermittently stop responding. 

Resolution
Install the latest cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.


Note The order of installation is important. To avoid compatibility issues, you must install the latest cumulative security update for Internet Explorer before you install the MS14-029 security update.

Refer to the following table for more information:
Version of Internet ExplorerLatest cumulative update
Internet Explorer 6, Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, and Internet Explorer 9 on all supported releases of Microsoft WindowsUpdate 2936068 in MS14-018
Internet Explorer 10 on all supported releases of Microsoft WindowsUpdate 2936068 in MS14-018
Note this was a nonsecurity update for Internet Explorer 10. See the Update FAQ section in MS14-018 for more information
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2For the 2961851 update:
Update 2925418 in MS14-012
Note MS14-018 was not a cumulative update for Internet Explorer 11.

For the 2953522 update:
Update 2929437
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows RT 8.1For the 2961851 update:
Update 2925418 in MS14-012
Note MS14-018 was not a cumulative update for Internet Explorer 11.

For the 2953522 update:
Update 2919355

More information about this security update

The following articles contain additional information about this security update as it relates to individual product versions. The articles may contain known issue information. If this is the case, the known issue is listed under each article link.
  • 2961851  MS14-029: Security update for Internet Explorer 11 for systems that do not have update 2919355 (for Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2) or update 2929437 (for Windows 7 SP1 or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1) installed: May 13, 2014
  • 2953522  MS14-029: Security update for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11: May 13, 2014

Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update

General distribution release (GDR) fixes

Individual updates may not be installed, depending on the version of Windows and the version of the affected application. Please view the individual articles to determine your update status.

Hotfixes

Security update 2962482 packages for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 2962482 installs the GDR files.

Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.

These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes. For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 2962482, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897225 How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer

NoteIn addition to installing hotfix files, review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the specific hotfix that you have to install to determine the registry modification that is required to enable that specific hotfix.

For more information about how to determine whether your existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix or from the GDR environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824994 Description of the contents of Windows Server 2003 software update packages

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