Security Update:Microsoft Patches Decade-old Jasbug Flaw, in Addition to Other Critical Vulnerabilities
Date and Time
Microsoft and Internet Explorer Users
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.
- 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
- If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
- 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.
- Jasbug Fact Sheet - https://www.jasadvisors.com/about-jas/jasbug-security-vulnerability-fact...
- 15-year-old bug allows malicious code execution in all versions of Windows - http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/02/15-year-old-bug-allows-malicious...
- The "JASBUG" Windows vulnerability - beyond the hype, what you need to know - https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/02/11/jasbug-windows-vulnerability...
- IT Security - http://it.ucsf.edu/security