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Patch Tuesday Roundup for September 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for September 2013. Microsoft released thirteen security bulletins, four of which are considered critical. The bulletins include fixes to vulnerabilities in a range of products including Windows, the Office suite, Outlook, and all supported versions of Internet Explorer.

The bulletins also include a patch for a vulnerability in Windows XP. Remember that Microsoft will end support for XP on April 8, 2014, which means that Microsoft will no longer provide patches to correct security vulnerabilities in Windows XP after this date.

For more information about today’s updates, see Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Summary for September 2013.

Adobe also released security updates for Shockwave, Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat. For more information about these updates, see Adobe’s security bulletins and advisories page. Users can download the latest versions of these programs from the Adobe downloads page.

ITS recommends that you keep your computers and other devices up to date with the latest security fixes in order to protect your devices and your data from malicious code and unauthorized access. For instructions on setting your computer to automatically check for updates, visit the ITS Security page.

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