PhotoshopCC 14.2 + Mac OS 10.9.1 - Merge to HDR Pro broken after latest update

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PhotoshopCC: Merge To HDR Pro
In the most recent update to Photoshop CC (v 14.2 x64 on Mac OS 10.9.1) the "Merge to HDR Pro" module is broken. Specifically, raw file image sets that I have merged previously now present with the error message that all images must be the same size to merge. They were shot as an exposure sequence with the same camera, within seconds of each other and merged successfully in the previous version of CC. I have also read reports from another user in which the tonal range of his merged results were completely blocked in the darker image tonal regions (again, these image sets were previously successfully merged as usual).
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Follow up - it is not uniformly reproducible across all image sets I have tested, which makes the problem even more vexing.

Is there another source for the above error?
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Follow up - after doing some more digging, it turns out that ACR was not recognizing the portrait camera orientation on some of the images in the sequence (they were all shot on a tripod in the same orientation). After opening all of the images in ACR, the last in the sequence was auto rotated to the "correct" orientation, but all of the other images were not.

Strange - this would account for the size problem, as I would imagine that the Merge module would see the WxH not matching if one image was rotated while the others were not.

Bug? Usually, ACR applies auto rotation correctly. Like I said, all images were shot in the same sequence seconds apart - the camera was on a tripod, nothing changed between shots other than shutter speed.

After manually rotating the one image back to the same orientation as the rest of the images, Merge to HDR Pro worked as expected.