Cisco Event Response: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for April 2014

April 8, 2014

Microsoft published its monthly security bulletin release on April 8, 2014. Microsoft released four bulletins that addressed eleven vulnerabilities. The bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or access sensitive information.

Event Intelligence

The following table identifies Cisco Security Intelligence Operations content and Cisco mitigation information that is associated with this Microsoft release:

Microsoft Security Bulletin Cisco IntelliShield Alert
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-017

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Office Document Conversion Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Microsoft Office Word Stack-Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Microsoft Office Word RTF File Processing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-018

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-019

Vulnerability in Windows File Handling Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Windows Insecure Path Handling Vulnerability

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-020

Vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Publisher Document Processing Pointer Dereference Vulnerability

Cisco Security Intelligence Operations

Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletins provide identification and mitigation techniques that administrators can deploy on Cisco network devices. Cisco Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) signatures, Cisco IOS NetFlow, Cisco ACE Application Control Engine and Module, and firewall inspection are discussed in this bulletin.

Cisco Applied Mitigation Bulletin: Microsoft Security Bulletin Release for April 2014

Cisco Security Manager helps enable enterprises to manage and scale security operations efficiently and accurately. Its end-to-end tools provide consistent policy enforcement, quick troubleshooting of security events, and summarized reports from across the security deployment.

Cisco NAC Appliance (formerly Cisco Clean Access) uses your organization's network infrastructure to enforce security policy compliance on all devices that attempt to gain access.

Cisco Identity Services Engine gathers information from users, devices, infrastructure, and network services to enable organizations to enforce contextual-based business policies across the network. It provides network visibility for advanced discovery and troubleshooting and combines authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA), posture, profiling, and guest management.

Impact on Cisco Products

Customers should evaluate the Microsoft security bulletins and associated software updates for any potential impacts to Cisco Contact Center products. Please refer to the Cisco Customer Contact Software Policy for Using Microsoft Security Updates on Products Deployed on a Retail Installation of Windows Operating System for additional information.

Cisco IP Telephony Operating System, SQL Server, Security Updates
This document contains information on software updates for tracking Cisco-supported operating system, SQL Server, and security files that are available for web download. These updates support all versions of Cisco Unified CallManager, Cisco Conference Connection, Cisco Personal Assistant, Cisco IP Interactive Voice Response, and Cisco IP Call Center Express, Cisco Emergency Responder, Cisco Customer Voice Portal, and Cisco MeetingPlace. This document does not support Cisco Unity or servers where Cisco Unity is installed.

Recommended Microsoft Hot Fixes for Cisco Media Experience 3000
These documents evaluate the monthly Microsoft security bulletins for applicability to the Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) 3000 product line. The bulletins clarify which Microsoft Security Bulletins should be applied to affected hardware and software levels of Cisco MXE 3000 products.