EFS Network Management - Feburary 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

February 2016 Microsoft Security Updates


Microsoft has released 13 security updates that address vulnerabilities in Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, Office versions and other Microsoft software. The exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take full control of an affected system.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-009 through MS16-022 and update their systems.

At a random time Microsoft will release the latest security updates after the second Tuesday of February 9, 2016, if the computer has been setup for auto updating. These Microsoft security updates will address issues that might allow an attacker or malicious code remote access to the system with full privileges.

Administrators should make sure to enable auto updates on all desktops. This will automatically install the critical security updates. Administrators should also check the systems for optional or recommended updates and install those updates as well.

As with any software update there maybe issues. There are no known issues with the updates at this time of this posting.

If issues do arise, please reboot the system to see if it will self-heal and recover. If it does not recover please open a EFS Network Management Support Request and we will take a look at the issues.