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Critical Windows Security Patches Released

December 13, 2006

Microsoft released new patches for critical Windows security vulnerabilities and a critical vulnerability in some versions of Visual Studio 2005 on December 13, 2006.

* 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.

If you are running Visual Studio 2005 on your PC, please see: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-073.mspx

for information as to whether your version of Visual Studio is vulnerable and how to install the patch.

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

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk