[Faccus] Update - Microsoft Internet Explorer critical security flaw

Heather Wey hawey at uwaterloo.ca
Fri May 2 13:17:09 EDT 2014


From: Jason Testart, Director, Information Security Services

Microsoft has released a patch to address the recent critical Internet Explorer vulnerability more quickly than expected. We encourage all Internet Explorer users to apply the patch as soon as possible. This patch covers all versions of Internet Explorer from 6 through 11 and will be delivered and installed via Windows Updates or the IST WSUS service.


On campus machines (using the IST WSUS service): Users will need to reboot their machines for the patch to take effect.

Off campus machines (and any not using the IST WSUS service): Machines will get the patch through Windows updates, a reboot will be required. Users needing help in enabling automatic updates, please visit the following page: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/294871


To check to see if the patch was applied, open Internet Explorer > Help menu > About Internet Explorer > check for (KB 2964358) next to the version number.

Windows XP Users: Microsoft had a change of heart and has also decided to release the patch for vulnerable versions of Internet Explorer on Windows XP.  Windows XP users are still strongly encouraged to upgrade to a newer supported operating system as soon as possible as the availability of these patches are expected to end soon.

For more information about the vulnerability please visit the security bulletin here: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021

Questions/concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca<mailto:helpdesk at uwaterloo.ca> or ext. 84357.

Recipients of this message: isthd; ist-staff; admin-support; faccus; uwweb; ctsc; ucist; SSO, MSC (CPA); Daily Bulletin


Heather Wey
IST Communications
University of Waterloo
519-888-4567 x35878
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