Microsoft Releases October Updates

Last Updated: 10/14/2020

Security Notice Level

SEVERE

Microsoft has released the October 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
  • Microsoft Office and Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
  • Microsoft JET Database Engine
  • Azure Functions
  • Open Source Software
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Visual Studio
  • PowerShellGet
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Dynamics
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Microsoft Windows Codecs Library

Security Bulletin Name

Release Notes: October 2020 Security Updates

Additional Information

Additional information about these vulnerabilities can be viewed at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/2020-Oct

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Center at 303-735-4357 or oithelp@colorado.edu. IT Service Center Hours.

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