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September 2012 Critical Windows and Adobe patches

September 14, 2012

On September 11, 2012, Microsoft released important patches for Windows. Since last month's patch announcement, Adobe has released critical patches for Flash Player, Adobe AIR, and Adobe 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 Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, see:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-061

for information about an important patch.

If you are the administrator for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, see:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-062

for information about an important 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/apsb12-19.html

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

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

Adobe Photoshop patches:

To patch Adobe Photoshop, follow the instructions at:

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb12-20.html

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