Welcome to the Microsoft security release overview for February 2015. You find information about each security bulletin that Microsoft released this month.
Since the company releases bulletins for all its products, you will find information about affected operating systems and other Microsoft products below.
In addition to that, a list of non-security updates and security updates that Microsoft released since January's patch day are also provided.
The guide begins with a summary that lists the most important information. It walks you through the operating system distribution and product distribution, security bulletins and other updates afterwards.
Download information and sources are provided in the end as well.
Operating System Distribution
All client operating systems with the exception of Windows Vista share the same vulnerabilities and severity ratings. Vista is the only client system not affected by MS15-015.
Windows Server 2008 R2 and newer versions of Windows Server share the same vulnerability distribution while Windows Server 2008 and 2003 are not affected by MS15-015 either.
Other Microsoft Products
MS15-009 - Security Update for Internet Explorer (3034682) - Critical - Remote Code Execution
MS15-010 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3036220) - Critical - Remote Code Execution
MS15-011 - Vulnerability in Group Policy Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000483) - Critical - Remote Code Execution
MS15-012 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3032328) - Important - Remote Code Execution
MS15-013 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3033857) - Important - Security Feature Bypass
MS15-014 - Vulnerability in Group Policy Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3004361) - Important - Security Feature Bypass
MS15-015 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3031432) - Important - Elevation of Privilege
MS15-016 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Information Disclosure (3029944) - Important - Information Disclosure
MS15-017 - Vulnerability in Virtual Machine Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3035898) - Important - Elevation of Privilege
Other security related updates
Non-security related updates
How to download and install the February 2015 security updates
The updates are already available via Microsoft's Windows Update service and comparable business and Enterprise update solutions.
It is advised to backup the system and test the updates before they are applied to it as it may be difficult to restore it when things go wrong.
Home users can check for updates using the following method:
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