MS14-056: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: October 14, 2014

The update that this article describes has been replaced by a newer update. We recommend that you install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, go to the following Microsoft website: For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:


This security update resolves 14 privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. This security update helps protect Internet Explorer from being attacked when you view a specially crafted webpage.

Additionally, this security update includes several nonsecurity fixes and a new feature for Internet Explorer.

Update Information

How to obtain this update

Microsoft update

Use the Windows automatic updating feature to install the update from Microsoft Update. To do this, see Get security updates automatically on the Microsoft Safety and Security Center website.

Microsoft Download Center

To download the security updates, see the download links in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-056.

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

General distribution release (GDR) fixes
Individual updates may not be installed, depending on your version of Windows and the version of the affected application. You should view the individual articles to determine your update status.
KB numberTitle
2983228 You cannot control the lifetime of the automatic proxy configuration file in Internet Explorer 11 or Internet Explorer 10
2996573 You cannot turn IME on or off in a Windows Store application in Windows 8.1
2996947 Internet Explorer loses an HTTP method of a WebOC hosting application
3004241 Animated GIF file is not displayed completely in Internet Explorer 11
3004242 A new window may be opened when you click a navigation link on a website in Internet Explorer 11
3004244 Family Safety website settings do not work in Internet Explorer 11 or Internet Explorer 10 on a 64-bit computer
3004246 Corporate navigation may fail in Internet Explorer 11
3004247 Update to increase prominence of Web suggestions in Internet Explorer 11
3004248 AutoCAD may crash after you install update KB2962872, KB2976627, or KB2977629
3004249 Script files that are compressed by using the GZIP compression method do not work in Internet Explorer 11
3004250 You may receive error pages repeatedly in Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8
3004251 Skype crashes when a screen reader is active on a computer that has Internet Explorer 11 installed
3004256 You cannot print content from an Adobe Flash application in immersive mode in Internet Explorer 11
3004259 Incorrect document mode is displayed in Internet Explorer 11 when you open an HTML file by using a WebOC application
3009037 Update adds search box to new tab pages in Internet Explorer 11

More Information

Are Windows Technical Preview and Windows Server Technical Preview affected by any of the vulnerabilities that are addressed in this bulletin?
Yes. Security updates are available for Windows Technical Preview and Windows Server Technical Preview. Customers who are running these operating systems are encouraged to apply the update to their systems. The updates are available on Windows Update.

Note In some cases, not every update that is listed for a vulnerability will apply to the affected software that is installed on your system.