Microsoft patches Heartbleed in Windows 8.1 VPN client

Summary:A Juniper VPN client that shipped with Windows 8.1 is vulnerable to Heartbleed. Microsoft has released a fix through Windows Update.

Microsoft has announced the availability of an update for Juniper Networks Windows In-Box Junos Pulse VPN client.

The Juniper Windows In-Box Junos Pulse VPN client is a third party VPN client that shipped with Windows 8.1. As announced in a Juniper disclosure, it is vulnerable to Heartbleed.

The program shipped with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8.1, as well as Windows RT 8.1. All versions are affected and updates are available for all.

In addition to Windows Update, the updates may be downloaded from Knowledge Base article KB2962140.


Topics: Security, Microsoft, Windows


Larry Seltzer has long been a recognized expert in technology, with a focus on mobile technology and security in recent years. He was most recently Editorial Director of BYTE, Dark Reading and Network Computing at UBM Tech. Prior to that he spent over a decade consulting and writing on technology subjects, primarily in the area of sec... Full Bio

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