From my blog posts:
Microsoft Security Bulletin for May 2014
-- Microsoft released eight (8) bulletins. Two of the bulletins are identified as Critical with the remaining six as Important. The updates address 13 Common Vulnerability & Exposures (CVEs) in .NET Framework, Office, SharePoint, Internet Explorer, and Windows. Regarding .NET Framework MS14-026, if you have had problems with it in the past, it is advised that you install that update separately, followed by a shutdown/restart.
Adobe Flash Player Critical Security Update
, direct download links:
Non-IE (Opera, Firefox, Etc.): http://download.macromedia.com/get/...ensing/win/install_flash_player_13_plugin.exe
Windows XP, Vista and 7: Flash Player For Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10, 11: http://download.macromedia.com/get/...sing/win/install_flash_player_13_active_x.exe
Windows 8 and 8.1: Flash Player for Internet Explorer 10 and 11: Microsoft updated Security Advisory 2755801
Adobe Reader Critical Security Update
Adobe Reader XI (11.0.06) for Windows is available here: Adobe - Adobe Reader : For Windows
Note: UNcheck any pre-checked additional options presented with the update. They are not part of the software update and are completely optional.
: If you are still using Windows XP and have Adobe Reader installed, please note that there will be no additional security updates for it. I suggest uninstalling it and install an alternate reader. Personally, I like Sumatra PDF (See Replacing Adobe Reader with Sumatra PDF
). It isn't a target and doesn't include unwanted extras with the install or updates.