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August 2011 July 2011 Critical Windows, Office & Adobe patches

August 12, 2011

On August 9, 2011, Microsoft released new patches for critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio. In addition, Adobe released critical patches for Flash Player, Adobe AIR, Shockwave, Flash Media Server and Photoshop.

* 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.

Other Windows patches:

If you are the administrator for a Windows DNS server, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-058.mspx

for information about a critical patch.

If you use Microsoft Visio, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-060.mspx

for information about a critical patch.

If you use Microsoft Chart Control, see:

Ma href="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-066.mspx">http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-066.mspx

for information about a critical patch

If you use Microsoft Report Viewer, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-067.mspx

for information about a critical patch

Adobe updates:

Adobe Flash Player:

Go to:

http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

and upgrade your version of Flash Player to the latest version. If you view Flash content in both Internet Explorer and another browser, such as Firefox, you will need to patch Flash Player for both types of browsers. Note: Google Chrome should automatically update itself to use the latest version of Flash.

If you are using Flash on Android, Macintosh, or Linux, see:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-21.html

for update information.

Adobe AIR:

Go to:

http://get.adobe.com/air/

Adobe Shockwave:

Go to:

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave

Adobe Media Server:

See:http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-20.html

for update information.

Adobe Photoshop:

See:http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-22.html

for update information.

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