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June Critical Windows, Office, Office for Mac and Adobe updates

June 17, 2011

On June 14, 2011, Microsoft released new patches for critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Microsoft Office, and Office for Macintosh. Also, Adobe has released critical updates for Flash Player, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat and Shockwave.

OpenAFS client compatibility issue:

Installing the critical Windows SMB client patch (KB2536276) may cause the Windows OpenAFS client to no longer work. For that reason, SCS Facilities is not currently deploying that patch via our update servers (i.e. updates via the icon on your taskbar). If you use Windows Update to update your PC, you will get that patch by default. Since this is a critical patch, SCS Facilities will be deploying the patch as soon as we have more information about the OpenAFS issue, possible workarounds for it, and the risk of exploitation of the vulnerability that the patch fixes.

* 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 use Microsoft Visual Studio or administer a MS SQL Server, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS11-049.mspx

for information about an important patch.

If you are the administrator of a Windows IIS Server, see:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS11-044.mspx

for information about a critical patch.

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:

http://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.

Adobe Patches:

To patch Adobe Reader and Acrobat:

If you are already using 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 install the latest version of Adobe Reader 9 or upgrade an existing Adobe 9 installation on Windows to the latest version (9.4.5), you can run the installer on MONOLITH at:

PC_Dist\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.4.5\SCS-AdobeReader-All-945.exe

To install or upgrade any version of Adobe Reader 10 on Windows to the latest version (10.1.0), you can run the installer on MONOLITH at:

PC_Dist\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\10.1.0\SCS-AdobeReader-All-1010.exe

To install or upgrade any version of Acrobat Pro 10 on Windows to the latest version (10.1.0), you can run the installer on MONOLITH at:

PC_Dist\Adobe\Acrobat Pro\10.1.0\SCS-AdobeAcrobatPro-All-1010.exe

To patch 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, you can upgrade to the latest version by browsing to the Android Marketplace on an Android phone.

If you are using Flash on Linux, see:

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

for update instructions.

To see which version of Flash Player you are running, visit:

http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/

To patch Adobe Shockwave:

Go to:

http://get.adobe.com/shockwave/

for update instructions

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