May Microsoft Security Bulletins Include Vulnerabilities Affecting Microsoft Server and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Microsoft Corporation has announced two new critical security vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Server and Productivity software and Microsoft Internet Explorer. CSSD recommends that users immediately identify and install the security update necessary to repair these vulnerabilities by using the Pitt Software Update Service.

If you are not already using this service, you can install it using the Software Download Service. Log in to My Pitt (my.pitt.edu), select Software Downloads from the right-hand side of the main page, and click the Software Download Service Login link. Search for "Software Update Service" and follow the instructions to download and install it.

The correct updates for your computer will then be installed on the schedule you specify. Updates will be available through the Pitt Software Update Service by Thursday, May 15.

CSSD also recommends that users of Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 run the update contained in KB 2919355. This is a cumulative update released in April 2014 that includes all previous released security updates and non-security updates. All future security and non-security updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 require this update to be installed.

In addition to installing the Microsoft patches, CSSD also recommends that all users install Symantec Endpoint Protection and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. Symantec EndPoint Protection is available at no cost to students, faculty, staff, from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.

Please contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP [4357] if you have any questions regarding this announcement.


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