Updates 2012-04-10

Hey folks!

Microsoft released 6 bulletins addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Forefront UAG, and .NET Framework.

Adobe released quarterly security updates for Reader and Acrobat. If you’re uing a version of Adobe Reader prior to Adobe Reader X, or are using a version of Acrobat prior to Acrobat 9.5, your version is no longer maintained and will not receive further updates. PLEASE remove the currently installed version and upgrade to the current version (link below). If you’re using current versions of Reader and Acrobat use Help, Check for Updates to install the update.
http://get.adobe.com/reader
As with all Adobe products, be sure to UNCHECK any toolbars, add-ons and other “offers” both during download and during installation.

Adobe AIR 3.2 is a security and feature update. This version adds a number of performance updates, including multithreading support. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.2.202.228 is a security and feature update. In addition to security and performance updates, this version adds automatic update capability. About time!
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flash

Apple released updates for Java, iTunes, Safari, Logic Express, Logic Pro, RAW compatibility, and the Apple Updater. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version. This includes security updates that are already being exploited in the wild. You’ll need to install updates, reboot, then install updates again.

Looking for an upgrade?

‘Tis the season! This time of year (tax time), tends to have the second-best hardware sales of the year (second only to Black Friday – and who wants to shop on Black Friday?). If you’ve been putting off an upgrade for “the sale” and can’t wait another 6 months, start looking now. Most of these sales will only be around the next week or so. Check out Amazon:
https://12pd.com/click?amazoncomputers
https://12pd.com/click?nicelaptops
Or at your preferred office supply store.

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.

Finally, if you’re sick of doing this all yourself, let me! Call or email me anytime, and we can set you up with subscription SaferPC updates which will be installed each month whenever necessary. Click, call or email for more details:
https://saferpc.info/updates/
209-565-12PD
shawn@12pointdesign.com

Driver Updates

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

AMD Catalyst 12.3 (formerly ATI Catalyst) adds support for newer hardware, compatibility updates, and minor bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

WD SmartWare Software 1.5.4.5 adds newer hardware support and fixes an uninstall issue. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp

BullZip PDF Printer 8.2.0.1406 improves printing accuracy and provides better print auditing. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 11.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Opera 11.62 is a security update. Use Opera, Help, Check for Updates to install the most current version.

Safari 5.1.5 is a compatibility and security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 18.0.1025.152 fixes an SSL issue and updates the integrated Flash Player. This type of bug encourages users to trust invalid certificates, which is a significant user behavior issue. Google Chrome has an integrated version of Adobe Flash Player, which was updated recently to address multiple security issues. This is a security update. Use Wrench, About to get the current version.

SeaMonkey 2.8 adds several features, corrects several bugs and stability issues. This is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

HTTrack 3.45.3 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.httrack.com/page/2/en/index.html

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.25 adds From/To and message direction columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 11.0 and 11.0.1 correct multiple security and stability issues. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/

Internet Updates

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

Trillian for Android 1.2.3 changes photo behavior to directly interact with the camera when possible, as well as several bugfixes. Use the device update mechanism to get the most current version.

Evernote 4.5.4.6498 provides several stability and performance updates. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27022 fixes several minor cosmetic issues, compatibility with anti-virus applications and resetting default options to be more user-friendly. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.6.0 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.6.0 updates included codecs. This update applies only to 64-bit computers, and requires either the Win7 Codec Package or the Windows Vista Codec package. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/x64components.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 10.6.1 is a security and stability update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

XBMC 11.0 is a new major release. This version adds a number of new features and performance improvements, including improved networking, media parsing, AirPlay, upgraded weather service, interactive update support and more. This is not a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Audacity 2.0 is a major update, correcting a large number of stability and performance bugs, as well as adding several new features. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Picasa 3.9.135.87 corrects a number of stability issues. Use Help, Check for Updates, or download the updated installer from:
http://picasa.google.com/

VLC Media Player 2.0.1 adds new format and protocol support, and corrects two security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

CDBurnerXP 4.4.0.3018 adds track randomization option when burning, forced burn speeds and corrects a minor bug with UDF support. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

ImgBurn 2.5.7.0 improves hardware support and corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://imgburn.com/

MPC HC 1.6.1.4235 adds automatic update checking (Help, Check for Updates), improved codec and file format support, and corrects several stability and cosmetic bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.2.4 and 1.2.5 correct a couple long-standing bugs, improves chat and debugging support, and makes cats more annoying (seriously), and corrects a dozen bugs, including crash bugs. This is not a security udpate.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.1 is a major update, adding significantly improved language support, PCRE, Document Map, and large file performance. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

IrfanView 4.33 corrects a number of bugs, adds performance, stability and filter updates and corrects a publicly disclosed security issue. This is a security update.
http://www.irfanview.com/

Kindle for PC 1.9.3 Build 38425 adds “Print Replica” which emulates the actual print layout for many books, Book Extras by Shelfari, support for collections, and reading most PDF files. This is not a security update. You can install this update by opening the Kindle for PC application, closing it and reopening it.
https://12pd.com/click?kindle4pc

Artweaver 3.0.4 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.61 improves performance, usability and update reliability. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Password Security Scanner 1.05 adds an option to stop scanning. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

Wireshark 1.6.7 several minor bugs address malformed packets, SSL decryption and rpcap crashes, and updates h.263 protocol support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.15 adds a minimum size option. 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 8.1.7.5 improves hardware compatibility, corrects a crash bug, and several other minor changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Freemake Video Converter 3.0.2 adds presets for iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 4S, and improves stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

IsoBuster 3.0 is a major update, adding support for flash drives, SD, MMC, Compact Flash, SSD, Jazz, Zip, Floppy drives, additional file systems, and more. This is a huge update, and takes IsoBuster to the level of many data recovery and advanced backup & migration tools. This is not a security update.
http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.7.5 provides several bugfixes, including crash, stability, cosmetic and browser-compatility fixes. This version also improves performance in IE and Firefox, as well as a Chrome “popup” toolbar option. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.1.4.4 corrects several bugs, including Google Docs, Azure & SkyDrive compatibility issues, OnFileChange improvements, and consistency of temporary files (for external process exclusion). This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn Mac 4.1.2229 adds HD support, remote sound support, and automatic updates. Use LogMeIn, Advanced, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

FileHippo Update Checker 1.39 updates language support. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_update_checker/

CCleaner 3.17.1689 provides several performance improvements and corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Autoruns 11.22 fixes a bug in the XML output structure, jump-to-folder functionality for scheduled task entries, and fixes a buffer overflow triggered by very long registry paths. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Accesschk 5.03 adds object owner as well as security descriptor flags to the -l switch. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.0 adds bookmark support, shortcuts, include filters, and now records process environment variables and current working directory for process create events. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Pslist 1.3 fixes a rounding bug that caused Pslist to report lower than actual CPU utilization when used with the -s option. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

DQSD 4.1.1.0 updates searches and improves Windows Vista/7 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dqsd/

GPU-Z 0.6.0 adds newer hardware support, display compatibility, and additional installer options. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

RapidEE 6.1 build 810 adds several new shortcuts, translation improvements, inline substitution and corrects a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

DriveLetterView 1.12 corrects a stability bug related to disconnected drives. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/drive_letter_view.html

USBDeview 2.06 corrects a stability bug related to disconnected drives. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.30 adds NetBIOS support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.42 adds initial detection notification and the number of connected devices in the tray icon.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.22 corrects several InnoDB and replication bugs, as well as two significant security issues. This is a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Redemption 5.3.0.2696 adds improved .Net coding, VTODO support, improved RFC822 export compatibility, greater scope for passed arguments, and corrects a couple dozen stability and reliability bugs. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.12-77245 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. 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.

BuddyPress 1.5.5 is a maintenance and security update. This update also changes the CSS for the jumpbar, so your theme may need modification.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.10.2 and 3.5.0 are security updates. 3.5 adds a number of improvements that affect performance and style, as well as the native ability to remember last sort field, improved support for triggers, events and stored routines, and a vastly improved SET/ENUM editor (but seriously, ANYTHING would have been an improvement here). This is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

phpList 2.10.18 is a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

WordPress Importer 0.6 adds support for WXR 1.2 and multiple CDATA sections, and now treats posts as unique if their post_type is different. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-importer/

BuddyStream 2.5.08 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

Coppermine Gallery 1.5.20 is a security update. Follow the directions at the link below if you use Coppermine Gallery:
http://forum.coppermine-gallery.net/index.php/topic,74682.0.html

DotNetNuke 06.01.05 corrects over 30 non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://dotnetnuke.codeplex.com/

MailEnable 6.5 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including those affecting stability and performance, and adds the ability to bind SSL certificates to different postoffices. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

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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