November 2014 Update For Internet Explorer Now Blocks Outdated Versions Of Silverlight

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Microsoft today detailed the November 2014 updates for Internet Explorer. One major changes includes in these update is the improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List. Apart from this, the following changes are included in this update,

  • Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2: With the November update, out-of-date ActiveX control blocking is being expanded to work with Internet Explorer 9 on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. You can view the complete list of configurations that this feature works with here on TechNet. Note that all existing manageability settings for this feature will also apply to these new configurations.
  • Out-of-date Silverlight blocking: Starting today, in addition to blocking outdated versions of Java, this feature will be expanded to block outdated versions of Silverlight. This means that if a Web page tries to load an out-of-date version of the Silverlight ActiveX control, you’ll get an out-of-date ActiveX control blocking notice.

Security Updates:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-065 – This critical security update resolves seventeen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. For more information see the full bulletin.
  • Security Update for Flash Player (3004150) – This security update for Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 and 11 on supported editions of Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is also available. The details of the vulnerabilities are documented in Adobe security bulletin APSB14-24. This update addresses the vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player by updating the affected Adobe Flash binaries contained within Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Explorer 11..

Source: Microsoft

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