Carnegie Mellon University Website Home Page
 

SECURITY ALERT: Update Available for Internet Explorer

(US Eastern Time)
DAY: Friday
DATE: September 21, 2012

WHOM DOES THIS AFFECT?

Users of Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9.

SUMMARY:

On September 18, Computing Services issued a security alert regarding a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9. Microsoft has released a patch for Internet Explorer. The Information Security Office will continue to monitor for and block known malicious websites.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

If you use a Windows computer, run Windows Update as soon as possible. To do so, click Start > All Programs and then select Windows Update. Once the Internet Explorer patch has been installed, you can safely resume use of Internet Explorer.
                  

MORE INFORMATION:

If you have difficulty locating or running Windows Update, visit Microsoft's website for additional information.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/help/windows-update

To review the security bulletin released by Microsoft, visit the following location:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-sep

CONTACT:

Please direct any questions or comments to the Computing Services Help Center (412-268-HELP or advisor@andrew.cmu.edu) or to your departmental administrator or DSP consultant.