LANDESK Patch News Bulletin: Microsoft has Released an Updated Revision for KB 2871690 28-FEB-2014

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    • (February 28, 2014) Microsoft has released KB2871690. This is an update from Microsoft for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that revokes the digital signatures for nine private, third-party UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) modules that could be loaded during UEFI Secure Boot. When the update is applied, the affected UEFI modules will no longer be trusted and will no longer load on systems where UEFI Secure Boot is enabled. The affected UEFI modules consist of specific Microsoft-signed modules that are either not in compliance with our certification program or their authors have requested that the packages be revoked. At the time of this release, these UEFI modules are not known to be available publicly.
    • Microsoft is not aware of any misuse of the affected UEFI modules. Microsoft is proactively revoking these non-compliant modules as part of ongoing efforts to protect customers. This action only affects systems running Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 that are capable of UEFI Secure Boot where the system is configured to boot via UEFI and Secure Boot is enabled. There is no action on systems that do not support UEFI Secure Boot or where it is disabled.
    • V2.0 (February 27, 2014): Revised advisory to rerelease update 2871690. The rereleased update addresses an issue where specific third-party BIOS versions did not properly validate the signature of the original update. Customers who have already successfully installed the original update do not need to take any action. See the Advisory FAQ for more information. Please visit the following page for more details:


    New Vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability ID – 2871690v2


    Changed Vulnerabilities

    • Vulnerability ID – 2871690(Added the replacement information. This vulnerability definition will remain available until March 14, 2014, after that date it will be removed.)


    New Patch Downloads

    • windows8-rt-kb2871690-v2-x86.msu
    • windows8-rt-kb2871690-v2-x64.msu


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