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Security Update:Microsoft Patches Decade-old Jasbug Flaw, in Addition to Other Critical Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 19:36

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Microsoft and Internet Explorer Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Microsoft released their February 2015 updates to address 3 Critical and 6 Important vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.

1 of the 6 Critical vulnerabilities includes updates for a major Windows flaw, dubbed “JASBUG” that puts all domain-joined Windows Clients and Servers at risk.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2015 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-feb.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Server Software
  • Microsoft Windows



WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Some of these vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow remote code execution, security feature bypass, elevation of privilege, or disclosure of information.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?

Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2015 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-feb on how to obtain the latest updates for your specific software.



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