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: —
* Microsoft Windows
* Microsoft Internet Explorer
* Microsoft Office
* Microsoft Developer Tools
* Microsoft Server Software
Select Microsoft software products contain multiple vulnerabilities. Microsoft has released updates to address these vulnerabilities.
The Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2012 describes multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. Microsoft has released updates to address the vulnerabilities.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code, cause a denial of service, or gain unauthorized access to your files or system.
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.
* 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>
July 10, 2012: Initial release