MS14-079: Vulnerabilities in kernel-mode driver could allow denial of service: November 11, 2014

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


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-079. To learn more about this security bulletin:

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More Information

Additional nonsecurity fixes included

  • 3004083 The mouse cursor is not displayed when the ShowCursor function is set to True in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
  • 3004156 The ShutdownBlockReasonCreate() function does not return the block reason message in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
  • 3005892 Mouse actions are blocked when you create a new virtual desktop
  • 3002859 Miracast display resolution changes after you shut down and then restart a Windows 8.1-based computer
  • A fix for GDI to prevent applications from crashing when they call a specific RestoreDC function.


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.