Microsoft Corporation has announced a critical new security vulnerability affecting Microsoft SharePoint Server. Microsoft announced this vulnerability in a special security advisory that was released outside of its normal monthly cycle of security bulletins.
The University’s SharePoint service, which is delivered through Office 365, is not affected by this vulnerability. However, Pitt Information Technology recommends that any departments running their own SharePoint Servers visit Microsoft’s website to identify and install the security updates necessary to remediate this vulnerability.
In addition, Pitt IT recommends that all students, faculty, and staff install Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint) and Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) Protection. Both are available at no cost through the Software Download Service. Departments can submit a help request to obtain Malwarebytes for multiple machines.
Please contact the 24/7 IT Help Desk at 412-624-HELP (4357) if you have any questions regarding this announcement.