Patch Tuesday April 2014

Microsoft and Adobe have had their regular Patch tuesday for the month.

Microsoft

Today, we release four bulletins to address 11 CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. The update for Microsoft Word addresses the issues described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2953095. For those who prioritize, we recommend this bulletin as well as the update for Internet Explorer be on the top of your list.

We would be remiss if we did not mention another end; the end of support for Windows XP and Office 2003. The updates provided by MS14-018 and MS14-019 will be the final security updates for Windows XP; MS14-017 and MS14-020 are the final update for Office 2003.

Adobe

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.77 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh and Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.346 and earlier versions for Linux. These updates address vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions

More information:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2014/04/08/the-april-2014-security-updates.aspx
http://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/flash-player/apsb14-09.html