You really want to update your Microsoft Windows machines with the July patches

The National Cyber Awareness System released an alert yesterday, July 10, 2012 which mentions multiple vulnerabilities of a critical nature.

It is advisable to update your Microsoft based systems immediately to protect against these vulnerabilities. Should you require assistance with that in the Greenville or Upstate South Carolina area, we can assist, please call us at 864.990.4748 or use our contact link above.

Here’s the CERT Alert:

National Cyber Awareness System

Technical Cyber Security Alert TA12-192A

Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

Original release date: July 10, 2012
Last revised: —
Source: US-CERT

Systems Affected

* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft Internet Explorer
* Microsoft Office
* Microsoft Developer Tools
* Microsoft Server Software

Overview

Select Microsoft software products contain multiple  vulnerabilities.  Microsoft has released updates to address these  vulnerabilities.

Description

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012 describes  multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software.  Microsoft has  released updates to address the vulnerabilities.

Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code,  cause a denial of service, or gain unauthorized access to your  files or system.

Solution

Apply updates

Microsoft has provided updates for these vulnerabilities in the  Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012, which describes  any known issues related to the updates.  Administrators are  encouraged to note these issues and test for any potentially  adverse effects.  In addition, administrators should consider using  an automated update distribution system such as Windows Server  Update Services (WSUS).  Home users are encouraged to enable  automatic updates.

References

* Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012 –  <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-jul>

* Microsoft Windows Server Update Services –  <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/wsus/default.aspx>

* Microsoft Update – <https://www.update.microsoft.com/>

* Microsoft Update Overview – <http://www.microsoft.com/security/updates/mu.aspx>

* Turn Automatic Updating On or Off –  <http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Turn-automatic-updating-on-or-off>

Revision History

July 10, 2012: Initial release

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