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Internet Explorer Vulnerability

CTS Advisory: Internet Explorer Vulnerability

What is the purpose of this alert?

At approximately 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time (1:00pm Eastern) on August 18, 2015, Microsoft plans to release a security bulletin outside of their usual update schedule to address an issue affecting Internet Explorer.

Suggested Actions

The majority of customers have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. For those manually updating, we strongly encourage you to apply this update as quickly as possible following the release of the security bulletin.

CTS recommends the following actions:

  1. If you manage your own servers (i.e. your server is not managed by CTS), please install this update as soon as you can (after 1:00pm tomorrow) to safeguard the information on your servers.
  2. If your server is managed by CTS and you have remote access to it, please do not run IE while remoted into your server until notified by CTS.
  3. If you are using a personal (i.e. non-Duquesne-owned) machine, please run Windows Updates as soon as possible (after 1:00pm tomorrow) to protect yourself against this vulnerability. If Windows Updates are set to automatically run, let them run and then reboot your machine.
  4. If you are using a Duquesne-owned machine, the Windows Update will be deployed by CTS. When Windows Updates prompts to run, please allow it to run and then reboot your machine.

Please note: CTS will be including all of Microsoft's Windows updates for the month of August packaged with the Internet Explorer fix. The first time your Duquesne-owned machine runs Windows updates (after 8/18), they may take a little longer than normal since they will install all normal updates in addition to the IE fix patch.

If you have any questions, please contact the CTS Help Desk at 412-396-4357 or by emailing help@duq.edu

CTS Help Desk

Duquesne University

Student Union 2nd floor



fax: 412-396-1125