LANDesk Patch News Bulletin: MIcrosoft has Released KB2862966 for Managing Certificated and Cryptographic Algorithms 14-AUG-2013

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    • (August 14, 2013) Microsoft has released KB2862966. This is an update hat improves management of weak certificate cryptographic algorithms in Windows. You must install this update before you install security update 2862973. This update provides functionality that can be used to monitor the usage of weak cryptography and to block its use in enterprise environments. This update gives administrators logging capabilities and controls for the way that hashing algorithms and asymmetric cryptography are used in a managed environment. This functionality includes setting minimum key sizes for asymmetric algorithms such as RSA, DSA, and ECDSA, and blocking the use of weak hashing algorithms such as MD5. With this update, administrators can do the following:

    ·         Define policies to selectively block cryptographic algorithms that override settings that were provided by the operating system

    ·         Opt-in to or opt-out of each policy independently

    ·         Enable logging for each policy




    New Vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability ID – 2862966_MSU


    Changed Vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability ID – N/A


    New Patch Downloads

    • windows6.0-kb2862966-x86.msu
    • windows6.0-kb2862966-x64.msu
    • windows6.1-kb2862966-x86.msu
    • windows6.1-kb2862966-x64.msu
    • windows8-rt-kb2862966-x86.msu
    • windows8-rt-kb2862966-x64.msu


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