MS14-058: Vulnerabilities in kernel-mode driver could allow remote code execution: October 14, 2014

Applies to: Windows Server 2012 R2 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2 StandardWindows Server 2012 R2 Essentials More

INTRODUCTION


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-058. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates:
Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware:
Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
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More Information


This security update also includes some nonsecurity updates and fixes as follows: 
  • The update adds capabilities to determine application compatibility problems and effects.
  • The update addresses an issue in which an application such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint seems to freeze when you open a document that contains a large EMF file. After you install this security update, you can stop the application without waiting for win32k.sys to finish processing the EMF file.
  •  The update includes a fix for the issue that is described in the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 
    2998984 You cannot dock MicroStation toolbars after you install update 2973201 in Windows

FILE INFORMATION


The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time and with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.