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December Microsoft Security Update

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 17:12


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

  • Windows Media
  • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library
  • Microsoft Defender for IoT
  • Internet Storage Name Service
  • Microsoft Local Security Authority Server (lsasrv)
  • Windows Encrypting File System (EFS)
  • Windows DirectX
  • Microsoft Message Queuing
  • Windows Remote Access Connection Manager
  • Windows Common Log File System Driver
  • Azure Bot Framework SDK
  • Windows Storage Spaces Controller
  • Windows SymCrypt
  • Windows NTFS
  • Windows Event Tracing
  • Remote Desktop Client
  • Role: Windows Fax Service
  • Windows Storage
  • Windows Update Stack
  • Windows Kernel
  • Windows Digital TV Tuner
  • Role: Windows Hyper-V
  • Windows TCP/IP
  • Office Developer Platform
  • Microsoft Office
  • ASP.NET Core & Visual Studio
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Microsoft Devices
  • Windows Print Spooler Components
  • Windows Mobile Device Management
  • Windows Installer
  • Microsoft PowerShell

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.