Microsoft Corporation has announced security updates for December that affect the following software:
- Adobe Flash Player
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Edge
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
- .NET Framework
- Microsoft Dynamics NAV
- Microsoft Exchange Server
- Microsoft Visual Studio
- Windows Azure Pack (WAP)
Pitt IT 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 to installing the Microsoft patches, Pitt IT also recommends that all users install Antivirus (Symantec Endpoint Protection) software and use the LiveUpdate feature to get the latest virus definitions. As a complement to Symantec Endpoint Protection, Pitt IT offers Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes) for individuals and departments at no cost. Students, faculty, and staff can download Malwarebytes and Symantec Endpoint Protection at no cost through the Software Download Service at My Pitt. 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.