Microsoft has released updates to address several vulnerabilities. The updates address conditions that, if left unpatched, could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code, cause a denial of service or gain unauthorized access to your files or system.
The IT Security Office advises applying the update as soon as possible.
Microsoft Server Software
Microsoft .NET Framework
Microsoft Developer Tools
Security Bulletin Names:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2013
Released: January 8, 2012
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OIT has defined the following categories to describe the severity of security risks:
URGENT severity represents a broad threat to the entire campus community.
SEVERE severity included remote exploits and worms.
IMPORTANT severity includes virus and local exploits for commonly used services.