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March Microsoft Security Update

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 17:36


Microsoft Corporation has announced security updates for March that affect the following software: 

  • Application Virtualization
  • Azure
  • Azure DevOps
  • Azure Sphere
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft ActiveX
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based)
  • Microsoft Graphics Component
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint
  • Microsoft Office Visio
  • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
  • Power BI
  • Role: DNS Server
  • Role: Hyper-V
  • Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Windows Admin Center
  • Windows Container Execution Agent
  • Windows DirectX
  • Windows Error Reporting
  • Windows Event Tracing
  • Windows Extensible Firmware Interface
  • Windows Folder Redirection
  • Windows Installer
  • Windows Media
  • Windows Overlay Filter
  • Windows Print Spooler Components
  • Windows Projected File System Filter Driver
  • Windows Registry
  • Windows Remote Access API
  • Windows Storage Spaces Controller
  • Windows Update Assistant
  • Windows Update Stack
  • Windows UPnP Device Host
  • Windows User Profile Service
  • Windows WalletService
  • Windows Win32K

Pitt Information Technology recommends that users immediately identify and install the security updates necessary to remediate these vulnerabilities by using Microsoft's Windows Update feature on their computers as soon as possible. Additional information about the updates is available on Microsoft’s Security TechCenter.

In addition, Pitt IT recommends that all students, faculty, and staff install Antivirus and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) Protection. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.

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