August 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

SUMMARY OF August 2016 SECURITY UPDATES

Microsoft has released 9 updates for the August monthly Security Update addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, Office versions and other Microsoft software. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

These updates address issues with Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Windows Kernel mode drivers, Graphic components, Microsoft Office, Secure Boot, Windows authentication, Windows PDF library and ActiveSync that could all remote code execution with full system privileges.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-095 through MS16-103.

Microsoft was late releasing the notice on this Tuesday. We have noticed that updates have already been auto downloaded and installed on some desktops and servers. Microsoft releases the latest security updates at a random time after the second Tuesday of the month which is August 9, 2016. These Microsoft security updates will patch issues that might allow an attacker or malicious code remote access to the system with full privileges.

These updates will auto installed at a random time by Microsoft if the computer has been setup for auto updating. These update  usually take place late at night to the servers and desktops and will occur over the next few days.

Please expect that there maybe issues with the updates. There are no known issues at the release of this notice from Microsoft.

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 or you can contact us for help.

EFS Network Management - July 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

July 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

SUMMARY OF July 2016 SECURITY UPDATES

Microsoft has released 11 updates for the July monthly Security Update addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, Office versions and other Microsoft software. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-084 through MS16-094.

These updates address issues with Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, VBScript, JScript, Windows Print Spooler, Microsoft Office, Windows Kernel, Adobe Flash Player, and Secure Boot that could all remote code execution with full system privileges.

Microsoft releases the latest security updates at a random time after the second Tuesday of the month which is July 12, 2016 These Microsoft security updates will patch issues that might allow an attacker or malicious code remote access to the system with full privileges.

These updates will auto installed at a random time by Microsoft if the computer has been setup for auto updating. These update  usually take place late at night to the servers and desktops and will occur over the next few days.

Please expect that there maybe issues with the updates. There are no known issues at the release of this notice from Microsoft.

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 or you can contact us for help.

EFS Network Management - July 2016 Adobe Security Updates

July 2016 Adobe Security Updates

SUMMARY OF July 2016 ADOBE SECURITY UPDATES

Adobe has released the latest security updates for the July addressing vulnerabilities in Adobe software product suites. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Adobe Security Bulletin APSB16-26.

These updates address critical vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader for Windows and Macintosh.

Adobe recommends users update their software to the latest versions. Instructions on how to do so are listed in the Security Bulletin.

Please expect that there maybe issues with the updates. There are no known issues at the release of this notice from Adobe.

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 or you can contact us for help.

EFS Network Management - June 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

June 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

SUMMARY OF June 2016 SECURITY UPDATES

Microsoft has released 16 updates for the June monthly Security Update addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, Office versions and other Microsoft software. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-063 through MS16-082.

Microsoft releases the latest security updates at a random time after the second Tuesday of the month which is June 14, 2016 These Microsoft security updates will patch issues that might allow an attacker or malicious code remote access to the system with full privileges.

These updates will auto installed at a random time by Microsoft if the computer has been setup for auto updating. These update  usually take place late at night to the servers and desktops and will occur over the next few days.

Please expect that there maybe issues with the updates. There are no known issues at the release of this notice from Microsoft.

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 or you can contact us for help.

EFS Network Management - May 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

May 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

SUMMARY OF MAY 2016 SECURITY UPDATES

Microsoft has released 17 new security updates addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft software that includes desktop, server and office software. These  vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution and allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-051 through MS16-067.

Microsoft releases the latest security updates at a random time after the second Tuesday of the month which is May 10, 2016. If the computers has been setup for auto updating, these updates will automatically be installed.

Everyone should check their computer systems to make sure to enable the auto update feature on all computer systems. This will automatically install the critical security updates. Everyone 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 or you can contact us for help.