Updates 2011-08-19

Patch Tuesday is here again, folks, and it’s another big one.

Microsoft released 13 updates this month, covering Windows, Office, .NET Framework, Developer Tools, and Internet Explorer. These are all security updates and a reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5 corrects a long-term PDF exploit in all previous versions of iOS, exploitable as easily as opening the browser. It’s about time. Sigh. 4.3.5 corrects a MITM security flaw. This is a security update. Use iTunes to download and install this update (480-670mb).

QuickTime 7.7 corrects more than a dozen distinct security issues. This is a security update. Use Apple Updater to install this update.

Adobe released security updates for AIR and Flash. Download each of the following, then close all browsers before installing each update.
https://12pd.com/click?air
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Important Notes

Everything above this section should be checked by everyone on every computer. Chances are good that close to every single computer you touch will be affected by those updates. This is not the case with the items below, though you should still check each line item below to see if it applies to software you have installed.

Please remember that while I list many different applications within these updates, most people should ONLY install updates for a program if they already have a previous version of that program installed.

It is essential to maintain all the applications you have installed on your computer, but often you can minimize the time investment and the potential for exploitation simply by uninstalling software you do not need.

Also note that using the applications own “check for updates” function, when available, will best preserve your current settings, and often avoid any crapware that might come with a fresh installer. Use this option if it’s available to you.

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

ATI Catalyst 11.7 corrects several bugs, including stability issues on high-performance systems. If you have an ATI video card, you’ll want to install this update right away. This is not a security update.
http://game.amd.com/us-en/drivers_catalyst.aspx

MS IntelliPoint 8.20.468.0 is a driver update for Microsoft mice. No changelog is provided, so this should be treated as a security update. DO NOT use this update with PS/2 mice! If you’re using Microsoft Update you may be prompted to install this there, otherwise, download the version for your hardware here:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads

MS IntelliType x86 8.20.468.0 is a driver update for Microsoft keyboards. No changelog is provided, so this should be treated as a security update. DO NOT use this update with PS/2 keyboards! If you’re using Microsoft Update you may be prompted to install this there, otherwise, download the version for your hardware here:
http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads

nVidia 280.26 adds newer hardware support and additional feature support (particularly with 3D hardware). This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Safari 5.1 corrects dozens of security issues. Use the Apple Updater to get this update.

Email Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

OutlookAttachView 1.72 adds child folder parsing support.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Skype 5.5.0.113 adds support for OS X Lion, grid view, updates contact list view and provides several other minor improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

IPNetInfo 1.37 corrects lookup source determination. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

WinSCP 4.3.4 upgrades SSH core to PuTTY 0.61 and fixes several bugs. This is a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Codec Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to everyone.

Vista Codec Package 5.9.8 updates included codecs and libraries, and adds 10bit decoding. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win7 Codec Package 3.0.1 updates included codecs and libraries, adds 10bit decoding and corrects a minor bug. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.0.1 updates included codecs and libraries, adds 10bit decoding and corrects a minor bug. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes x64 10.4 is a stability and performance update. Use the Apple Updater to install this update. This is not a security update.

MPC HC 1.5.2.3456 adds fp32 support, BluRay chapters, timeline presentation options, display settings, a couple dozen other options and bugfixes, and updated libraries. This should be treated as a security update.
http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

VLC Media Player 1.1.11 corrects a security issue in the AVI demuxer. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

Office Updates

One or more of these are likely to be of interest to most people.

Notepad++ 5.9.3 adds a vertical file switcher, active folding area highlighting, recent file list configuration option and a couple minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Kindle for PC 1.6.1 Build 32800 adds “collections” and Book Extras, which allows access to reviews, character profiles, quotes, themes and glossaries from Shelfari. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Security Software Updates

One or more of these is likely to be of interest to most people.

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.51.1 corrects minor update, various cosmetic, and permissions-related issues. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Wireshark 1.6.1 fixes a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.4.6 fixes several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 1.97 adds tray icon support, accelerator keys and process selection. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 8.1.1.2 adds hybrid disc support, improves conversion speed, updates libraries and corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 3.09.1493 adds OS X support, Firefox 6, wildcard folders, improved performance, and minor UI tweaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Daemon Tools Lite 4.41.3 adds APE image file support, SPTD 1.78, and bugfixes for application compatibility with Power2Go and PowerDVD. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Hamachi 2.1.0.122 adds IPv6 support, and corrects bugs in network connectivity when changes occur. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Process Explorer 15.01 is a major update, and adds GPU utilization and memory monitoring on Vista and higher. It also adds the ability to restart services, has a smaller memory footprint, and has visually cleaner performance graphs. This is not a security update.

RoboForm 7.4.1 adds Firefox 6 support, merges installers for RF Desktop and Everywhere, discontinues support for U3, and changes licensing rules. Bugfixes in Chrome and Opera adapaters. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 8.7.6 corrects S3, UPNP, UI, GSTP behaviors and fixes RoboForm integration. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Wireless Network Watcher 1.15 adds background scanning, new device alert and custom tagging options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.15 corrects a number of bugs, most notably a couple memory leaks in CREATE INDEX under InnoDB, data corruption in MyISAM when using GEOMETRY columns, and data consistency bugs when using ALTER TABLE. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.0 is a major update, adding cloning support, improved wizard processes, WDDM for Windows guests, SATA hdd hotplugging, and dozens of other bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

These are likely to be of interest only to web developers.

phpMyAdmin 3.4.3.2 corrects several exploitable bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

bbPress 2.0-rc-2 is released, which fixes a bunch of bugs, adds BuddyPress and Multisite integration. This is not a “release” version, but it does signal that bbPress 2 will be released VERY soon. Yay!
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress/

Cookies For Comments 0.5.4 adds a rejection message and reduces code complexity (WP 3.1+ only). This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cookies-for-comments/

WPtouch 1.9.33 improves security checks throughout the plugin. This is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/

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