[Faccus] Internet Explorer (IE) patch to fix critical vulnerability – August 12

Heather Wey hawey at uwaterloo.ca
Tue Aug 12 15:57:59 EDT 2014


What is happening: An Internet Explorer (IE) patch, MS14-051, has been released for all academic support computers to fix a critical vulnerability. Full details on it can be found at  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-051 .



Why is this happening: This patch was ‘fast-tracked’ to get it out to academic support computers as it addresses a critical security flaw.


When is this happening? This patch was released this afternoon August 12 .



What do you need to do? Users will need to reboot their machines to get the patch.  To check to see if the patch was applied, open Internet Explorer > Help menu > About Internet Explorer > check for (KB 2976627) next to the version number.


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





Recipients of this message:  isthd, ist-staff, admin-support, faccus, ctsc



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


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