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Security Update:Microsoft Released 9 Critical and 4 Important updates

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:24

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Microsoft Users

WHAT HAPPENED?

Microsoft released their April 2017 updates to address 9 Critical and 4 Important vulnerabilities in various Microsoft products.

 

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Update at https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

 

AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Windows
  • Windows Server
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Mono Framework

At this time, IT is recommending against upgrading to Windows 10 creator build 1703 until IT is able to fully test compatibility and confirm vendor support with standard supported software.

 

WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?

Some of these vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow an attacker to take control of your computer or disclose sensitive 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 Update at https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

 

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