This security update resolves a security feature bypass vulnerability that could let an attacker bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) security feature. An attacker could use this ASLR bypass vulnerability together with another vulnerability, such as a remote code execution vulnerability, to take advantage of the ASLR bypass to run arbitrary code.
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-057. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin:
- For individual, small business, and organizational users, use the Windows automatic updating feature to install the fixes from Microsoft Update. To do this, see Get security updates automatically on the Microsoft Safety and Security Center website.
- For IT professionals, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-057 on the Security TechCenter website.
How to obtain help and support for this security updateHelp installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update
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More information about this security update
Restart informationThis update does not require a system restart after you apply it unless files that are being updated are locked or being used.
Update replacement informationThis update does not replace any previously released update.
Update removal informationNote We do not recommend that you remove any security update.
To remove this update, use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.
Article ID: 2968294 - Last Review: Oct 14, 2014 - Revision: 1