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Security Update Program for VAIO Update

    June 20, 2019


    Dear Valued Sony Customers,

    Sony has recently identified a potential vulnerability in the “Sony VAIO Update” program on Sony® VAIO® personal computers. 

    A security update has been released as a countermeasure and Sony recommends that all customers apply this update immediately

    Affected Computers

    Sony VAIO computers with VAIO Update version or earlier installed.

    Note: The potential vulnerability exists regardless of whether VAIO Update was preinstalled or installed by a later update.


    Potential Vulnerability

    The vulnerability could potentially allow a third party to run arbitrary code on an affected computer.



    Please use VAIO Update to install "VAIO Update or later".

    Note: If your computer uses the default VAIO Update settings, the "VAIO Update or later" update will have been automatically installed.


    How to check the version of VAIO Update

    1. Open Windows Explorer.
    2. Browse to the Local Disk (C) ► Program Files ► Sony ► VAIO Update directory
      Browse to the Local Disk (C) ► Program Files ► Sony ► VAIO Update 5 directory.
    3. Double-click the Version.txt file.


    For enquiries, please contact Sony technical support hotline:
    Hong Kong: (852) 2833-5129
    Macau: 080-0039


    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


    Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Limited


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