Alere Informatics Position on Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Alere Informatics reviews all Microsoft security patches when they are released. The review of latest Security Bulletins is currently underway. Microsoft rates some of these as 'critical' but the vulnerabilities may in fact pose no risk to the Alere RALS® System if customers adhere to the intended use of the Alere RALS System.

MS Patches NOT Critical to the Alere RALS System Functionality
If Alere Informatics determines that the vulnerability as described in a Microsoft bulletin should not adversely affect the Alere RALS System functionality when the system is used as intended, the security patch will be tested and included in the next routine product version release.  Should the user apply the patches, Alere Informatics cannot guarantee or warranty its operation or impact on the Alere RALS System.  In this situation there will be no routine customer notification. 

MS Patches Critical to the Alere RALS System Functionality
If it is determined that the security vulnerability as described in a Microsoft bulletin is critical to the Alere RALS System functionality, Alere Informatics will notify customers via a broadcast email from SecurityUpdates@rals.com and by notice on the Alere Informatics website http://www.rals.com

  • Alere Informatics will then begin immediate regression testing of the security patch against all the Alere RALS System products and versions and notify customers via broadcast email and on the Alere Informatics website when that testing is complete, and provide measures for applying the corresponding patches, as available.

  • Customers may choose to install the security patches without waiting for the testing to be completed.  However, unless Alere Informatics has successfully tested a patch Alere Informatics cannot warranty or guarantee its operation or impact with the Alere RALS System.

Microsoft Security Bulletin Updates as they relate to the Alere RALS systems:

2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

2017

  • July 2017: Microsoft security updates for July 2017 were released on Tuesday, July 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.
  • June 2017: Microsoft security updates for June 2017 were released on Tuesday, June 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.
  • May 2017: Microsoft security updates for May 2017 were released on Tuesday, May 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.
  • April 2017: Microsoft security updates for April 2017 were released on Tuesday April 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.
  • March 2017: Microsoft security updates for March 2017 were released on Tuesday March 14. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.
  • February 2017: Microsoft security updates for February 2017 were released on Tuesday February 14. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.
  • January 2017: Microsoft security updates for January 2017 were released on Tuesday January 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS security patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System.

 

2016

  • December 2016: Microsoft security updates for December 2016 were released on Tuesday December 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.
  • November 2016: Microsoft security updates for November 2016 were released on Tuesday November 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that there is one patch (MS16-136) that needs further testing and we advise the Alere RALS users to not install this patch until we have fully tested it. All other patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System and may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • October 2016: Microsoft security updates for October 2016 were released on Tuesday October 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • September 2016: Microsoft security updates for September 2016 were released on Tuesday September 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • August 2016: Microsoft security updates for August 2016 were released on Tuesday August 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • July 2016: Microsoft security updates for July 2016 were released on Tuesday July 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • June 2016: Microsoft security updates for June 2016 were released on Tuesday June 7. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • May 2016: Microsoft security updates for May 2016 were released on Tuesday May 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • April 2016: Microsoft security updates for April 2016 were released on Tuesday April 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the Alere RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

    March 2016: Microsoft security updates for March 2016 were released on Tuesday March 8. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • February 2016: Microsoft security updates for February 2016 were released on Tuesday February 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion. 

  • January 2016: Microsoft security updates for January 2016 were released on Tuesday January 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

2015

  • December 2015: Microsoft security updates for December 2015 were released on Tuesday December 8. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • November 2015: Microsoft security updates for November 2015 were released on Tuesday November 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • October 2015: Microsoft security updates for October 2015 were released on Tuesday October 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • September 2015: Microsoft security updates for September 2015 were released on Tuesday September 8. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • August 2015: Microsoft security updates for August 2015 were released on Tuesday August 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

    • On Tuesday, August 17, Microsoft released a critical “out-of-band” security update to resolve a vulnerability in Internet Explorer - MS15-093. This update has been reviewed and no further analysis or testing will be required.

  • July 2015: Microsoft security updates for July 2015 were released on Tuesday July 15. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • June 2015: Microsoft security updates for June 2015 were released on Tuesday June 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • May 2015: Microsoft security updates for June 2015 were released on Tuesday May 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • April 2015: Microsoft security updates for April 2015 were released on Tuesday April 14. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • March 2015: Microsoft security updates for March 2015 were released on Tuesday March 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • February 2015: Microsoft security updates for February 2015 were released on Tuesday February 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • January 2015: Microsoft security updates for January 2015 were released on Tuesday January 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

2014

  • December 2014: Microsoft security updates for December 2014 were released on Tuesday December 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • November 2014: Microsoft security updates for November 2014 were released on Tuesday November 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all Microsoft Security Bulletins released to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion. At this time security bulletins MS14-068 and MS14-075 have yet to be released by Microsoft. Once they have been released, we will assess them and update this page accordingly.

  • October 2014:  Microsoft security updates for October 2014 were released on Tuesday October 15. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • September 2014:  Microsoft security updates for September 2014 were released on Tuesday September 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • August 2014:  Microsoft security updates for August 2014 were released on Tuesday August 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • July 2014:  Microsoft security updates for July 2014 were released on Tuesday July 8. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • June 2014:  Microsoft security updates for June 2014 were released on Tuesday June 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • May 2014:  Microsoft security updates for May 2014 were released on Tuesday May 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • April  2014:  Microsoft security updates for April 2014 were released on Tuesday April 15. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • March 2014:  Microsoft security updates for March 2014 were released on Tuesday March 18. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • February 2014:  Microsoft security updates for February 2014 were released on Tuesday February 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • January  2014:  Microsoft security updates for January 2014 were released on Tuesday January 13. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

2013

  • December 2013:  Microsoft security updates for December 2013 were released on Tuesday December 9. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • November 2013:  Microsoft security updates for November 2013 were released on Tuesday November 11. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • October 2013:  Microsoft security updates for October 2013 were released on Tuesday October 8. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • September 2013:  Microsoft security updates for September 2013 were released on Tuesday September 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • August 2013: Microsoft security updates for August 2013 were released on Tuesday August 6. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • July 2013:  Microsoft security updates for June 2013 were released on Tuesday June 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • June 2013: Microsoft security updates for June 2013 were released on Tuesday June 10. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • May 2013: Microsoft security updates for May 2013 were released on Tuesday May 14. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • April 2013: Microsoft security updates for April 2013 were released on Tuesday April 16. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • March 2013: Microsoft security updates for March 2013 were released on Tuesday March 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • February 2013: Microsoft security updates for February 2013 were released on Tuesday February 12. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.

  • January 2013: Microsoft security updates for January 2013 were released on Tuesday January 15. Alere Informatics has assessed all MS Critical patches to date and determined that these patches will have no adverse effects on the RALS System. These patches may be applied by your hospital IT/IRM in consultation with POC users at the customer’s discretion.