Microsoft has released the August updates to their software. These updates address vulnerabilities that may allow remote code execution, elevation of privilege, or security feature bypass.
The IT Security Office advises owners of the software listed below update as soon as possible.
Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for August 2014
Release date: August 12, 2014
Additional information about these vulnerabilities can be viewed at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-aug
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.