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Critical Windows, Office and Office for Mac updates for December 2010

December 17, 2010

On December 14, 2010, Microsoft released new patches for critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Office 2011 and 2008 for Macintosh. Microsoft also released a critical patch for SharePoint and patches for Exchange Server, domain controllers, and Hyper-V Server.

* 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 Microsoft Office for Macintoshes:

If you are using Microsoft Office on a Macintosh, use Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac, which comes with Office, to check for updates or visit the Macintosh Office download page to get the latest updates:

www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.mspx

If you will be manually installing updates, check the "system requirements" section on the download page to make sure that previous required updates have been installed.

Microsoft SharePoint Server patch:

If you are the administrator for a SharePoint server see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-104.mspx

for information about a critical update.

Microsoft Exchange Server patch:

If you are the administrator for a host running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-106.mspx

for a patch for a denial of service vulnerability.

Microsoft domain controller patch:

If you are the administrator of a domain controller, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-101.mspx

for a patch for a denial of service vulnerability.

Microsoft Hyper-V Server patch:

If you are running Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V or Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-102.mspx

for a patch for a denial of service vulnerability.

If you have any questions or problems applying these patches, please contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to help@cs.cmu.edu.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk