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Critical Windows, Office and Adobe Reader/Acrobat updates

April 16, 2010

On April 13, 2010, Microsoft released new patches for critical vulnerabilities on Windows and Microsoft Office. Adobe also released patches for critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader and Acrobat.

In addition to the above patches, a patch was just released for a critical vulnerability in Java. SCS Facilities will be sending a separate notice about the Java patch after it has been evaluated.

* All Windows PCs must be patched. *

To patch your PC:

Click on the update icon on the taskbar (it is a globe or yellow shield with an exclamation point, depending on which version of Windows you're running).

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by going to the site:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

After patching, you must reboot your PC in order for the patches to take effect.

To patch Adobe Reader & Acrobat

If you are already using version 9 of Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat, you can install the updates by opening the application and selecting:

Help > Check for Updates.

Follow the given instructions to download and install updates for your Adobe products.

Alternatively, to upgrade all Windows versions of Adobe Reader to 9.3.2, you can run the updater on MONOLITH at

PC_Dist\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.3.2\SCS-AdobeReader-All-932.exe

More information about these Adobe security updates, including update information for Unix/Linux hosts and Macintoshes, can be found at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-09.html

Other patches

Microsoft Visio: If you are running Microsoft Visio, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-028.mspx

for a critical update.

Microsoft s Media Services (Windows 2000): If you are running Microsoft Media Services on Windows 2000, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-025.mspx

for a critical update.

Please contact help@cs.cmu.edu or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions or problems with applying these patches.

Help Desk