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June 2012 Critical Windows and Adobe patches

June 15, 2012

On June 12, 2012, Microsoft released patches for critical vulnerabilities in Windows. Adobe has also released critical patches for Adobe Flash Player, Illustrator and Photoshop.

One of the Microsoft patches is for an *extremely* critical Remote Desktop vulnerability, that could allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to compromise unpatched systems running a Remote Desktop 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.

Other Windows patches:

If you use the .NET framework, see:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-038

for information about a critical patch.

If you use Microsoft Lync, see

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-039

for information about a critical patch.

Adobe Flash Player patches:

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 or Linux, or use Adobe AIR, see:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-14.html

for update instructions.

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

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

Other Adobe patches:

If you use Adobe Illustrator CS5 (15.0.x) or Adobe Illustrator CS5.5 (15.1) for Windows or Macintosh, see:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-10.html

for information about a critical update.

If you use Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0) or Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (12.1) for Windows or Macintosh, see:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-11.html

for information about a critical update.

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