This is the Microsoft Security Bulletins for June 2014 overview. It offers information about all security bulletins and non-security updates that Microsoft has released since May 13, 2014.
This month, a total of seven bulletins are released for various Microsoft products including versions of Microsoft Windows client and server, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Lync and Internet Explorer.
Two bulletins have received the highest severity rating of critical this month, while the remaining five a severity rating of important.
This means that at least one product is affected by the vulnerability this way, while other products may be affected in the same way, to a lesser degree, or not at all.
This is also the month where Windows 8.1 users who have not updated yet to Update 1 won't receive updates anymore. This means that Windows 8.1 users should make sure to update to Update 1 right away.
Operating System Distribution
All client-based Windows versions with the exception of Windows Vista are affected by two critical and three important rated vulnerabilities. Windows Vista is affected by two critical and two important bulletins.
The vulnerability distribution is identical on the server side. All server versions of Windows with the exception of Windows Server 2003 are affected by 1 critical, 3 important and 1 low rated bulletins.
Other Microsoft Product Distribution
Older versions of Microsoft Office are affected by vulnerabilities, while the new version Office 2013 is not affected at all this time.
Microsoft suggests the following deployment priority for this month's bulletins:
Security related updates
Non-security related updates
How to download and install the June 2014 security updates
The easiest option to download this month's updates is to use automatic updates. This is the default configuration of most Windows systems. It means that security updates get downloaded and installed automatically without user interaction (other than the annoying restart now prompt).
Even if the PC is configured to update automatically, you may want to check for updates manually as Windows does not do so in real-time.
The easiest option to do so is to tap on the Windows-key, type Windows Update, and select the result of the same name. Here you can click on the check for updates link to query a Microsoft server to find out if new updates are available for the operating system.
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