All computers connected to the University network should have security patches and other critical software maintenance applied as promptly as possible. Server administrators and computer lab administrators should ensure that they are following a patch management schedule.
Consult the help files that are provided with your operating system or application for guidance on how to download and apply security updates and patches.
The industry regularly discovers security vulnerabilities in computer operating systems (e.g., Macintosh OS, Microsoft Windows, various Linux distributions, etc.). The vendors address these weaknesses through security patches released through their websites.
Users should configure operating systems and applications to automatically download and install security patches and other critical updates as they become available, or ensure that they apply them manually as part of a regular system maintenance program.