Microsoft Updates for August 2018

Last Updated: 10/01/2018

Security Notice Level

SEVERE

Microsoft has released the August updates to their software. Some of these updates address vulnerabilities that may allow a remote attacker to take control of a system.

Affected Software

The IT Security Office advises owners of the software listed below to update as soon as possible.

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
  • ChakraCore
  • Adobe Flash when installed on Microsoft Windows
  • .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Visual Studio

Additional Information

Security bulletin name:

Release Notes: August 2018 Security Updates

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 (or 5-HELP from an on-campus phone) or help@colorado.edu.

Important definitions for this notice:

  • Urgent: severity represents a broad threat to the entire campus community including remotely exploitable administrator or root type attacks.
  • Severe: severity includes worms & web or email based exploits.
  • Important: severity includes viruses and local exploits for commonly used services.