Mac Software Release, December 5th - 2012

Monday, December 03, 2012

By Lucas Moore

CIT will be releasing the following Mac software for deployment on Wednesday, December 5th. When prompted, please install the updates at your earliest convenience.


Platform: Mac OS X


Application/Patch Title(s):
Firefox 17.0esr
Flash Player 11.5.502.110
Microsoft Office 2011 14.2.5
Microsoft Office 2008 12.3.5


Target Audiences - Faculty/Staff
Computer Labs and Smart Classrooms will be updated on 12/19/12


Prompt to Launch? Yes
Defer Launch? Yes up to 3 days
Possible Reboot? No
Defer Reboot? N/A


Please report any problems immediately to the CIT HelpDesk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 526-8555.


More information about CIT patch management is available at:
http://www.calvin.edu/it/core/network/maintenance/patchmanagement.html

Scheduled Maintenance for December 6, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

By Jeff Greenfield

The following systems and services are scheduled for maintenance Thursday morning (12/6/2012) from 5AM - 7AM:

- Novell File servers for home, departmental, student home, & academic shared space (acadia, bighorn, denali, glacier, rushmore, zion)
- Novell File servers (locker, mammoth)
- Novell Print servers for Department, Public & Seminary (dot, dash, digit) - including webprint services
- NetStorage
- Seminary Fileserver (luther)

PC Software Release, December 14th - 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

By Lucas Moore

CIT will be releasing the following Windows software for deployment on Friday, December 14th. The patches will be installed silently and prompt you to restart your computer once they have finished.  Please restart your computer at your earliest convenience.


Platform: Windows


Application/Patch Title(s):
MS12-077 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2761465)
MS12-078 Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2783534)
MS12-079 Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2780642)
MS12-082 Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2770660)
Update for Windows 7 x64 (KB2779562) 


Target Audiences - Faculty/Staff and Smart Classrooms


Prompt to Launch? No
Defer Launch? No
Possible Reboot? Yes
Defer Reboot? Yes, up to 18 hours


CIT Comments:
December 2012 Security Patches from Microsoft


Please report any problems immediately to the CIT HelpDesk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 526-8555.


More information about CIT patch management is available at:
http://www.calvin.edu/it/core/network/maintenance/patchmanagement.html

Mac Software Release, December 14th - 2012

By Lucas Moore

CIT will be releasing the following Mac software for deployment on Friday, December 14th. When prompted, please install the updates at your earliest convenience.


Platform: Mac OS X


Application/Patch Title(s):
EPSON Printer Driver Updates
iTunes 11
Digital Camera Raw Compatibility Update 4.02
Remote Desktop Client 3.6.2
iWork Update 9.3


Target Audiences - Faculty/Staff
Computer Labs and Smart Classrooms will be updated on 01/03/13


Prompt to Launch? Yes
Defer Launch? Yes up to 3 days
Possible Reboot? No
Defer Reboot? N/A


Please report any problems immediately to the CIT HelpDesk at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 526-8555.


More information about CIT patch management is available at:
http://www.calvin.edu/it/core/network/maintenance/patchmanagement.html

Scheduled Maintenance for December 13, 2012

By Christopher Wieringa

The following systems and services are scheduled for maintenance this Thursday:

- CalvinStudents wireless network
- Bradford Student Computer registration system

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