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July 2012 Critical Windows and Office patches

July 13, 2012

On July 10, 2012, Microsoft released patches for critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, and Office for Macintosh.

* 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 of a Microsoft SharePoint or Groove server, see:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-050

for information about an important patch

If you use Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, see:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-046

for information about an important 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.

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