Protect yourself against Microsoft Outlook security vulnerability

Microsoft confirmed a critical security vulnerability affecting the Outlook desktop application Monday, March 14, via their Incident Response Team and Threat Intelligence. Wayne State C&IT is pushing an emergency update to all university-managed machines Thursday, March 16, to mitigate this threat.

Students, faculty, and staff who use the Outlook for Windows desktop application on non-managed or personal devices can protect themselves by running a Windows Update.

Patches may also be downloaded individually at

This vulnerability only impacts Outlook for Windows and does not impact macOS or Apple devices, Outlook for Android, Microsoft 365 online, or the Outlook web application. 

Questions or concerns about this change may be directed to the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or

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