Welcome to the September 2014 Microsoft update overview. It provides you with information about all security and non-security updates that Microsoft has released since August's patch day.
Microsoft released a total of four security bulletins this month fixing a total of 42 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Lync Server.
One of the bulletins has the highest security rating critical while the remaining three the second highest rating of important.
You find detailed information about all four bulletins and other patches that Microsoft released this month below.
If you are in a hurry, check out the executive summary and the deployment guide to get started.
Operating System Distribution
Client and server operating systems may be affected by security vulnerabilities in different ways. Windows Vista and Windows 7 are only affected by two of the three bulletins affecting the client side of things while all Windows 8 and Windows RT versions are affected by three.
The same is true for server operating systems but with the difference that server systems are not affected in a critical way while all client operating systems are.
Other Microsoft Product Distribution
Security related updates
MS14-045: Security Update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP Embedded (KB2993651)
Non-security related updates
How to download and install the August 2014 security updates
The security updates are downloaded and installed automatically on most client systems. While that is the case it is still recommended to check for the updates manually as some time may pass before the system itself picks them up.
You can do so with a tap on the Windows-key, typing Windows Update and selecting the result of the same name. A click on check for updates on the new page runs a manual check for updates.
The operating system will display all found updates with options to download and install them right away.
All updates are also available for download on Microsoft's Download Center. Here you will also find security ISO images for the month which include all patches so that they don't have to be downloaded individually.
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