Security Update:Microsoft Releases March 2015 Security Updates to Address Several Vulnerabilities (Including Freak)
Date and Time
Microsoft released their March 2015 updates to address 5 Critical and 9 Important vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer.
One of the Important updates resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that facilitates exploitation of the publicly disclosed FREAK technique, an industry-wide issue that is not specific to Windows operating systems
Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for March 2015 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-mar.
- 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 March 2015 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-mar on how to obtain the latest updates for your specific software.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-031 - Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (3046049) - https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-031
- Are You Protected Against the FREAK Attack (and no, not the dance)? - http://it.ucsf.edu/status/2015-03-04/are-you-protected-against-freak-att...
- IT Security - http://it.ucsf.edu/security