Updates 2012-06-12

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 7 updates today for Windows, RDP, IE, .NET, Office, VBA, Lync, and MS Dynamics. These are all security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, Java (now they’re only 1 major and 5 minor versions behind baseline), MacBook Pro, AirPort, iPhoto, iMovie, RDP, and Aperture. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions. A reboot is required.

iTunes 10.6.3 is a security update, but also provides several other fixes, including stability, performance, reliability and several bugfixes. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

QuickTime 7.7.2 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

Adobe Flash Player 11.3.300.257 and Adobe AIR 3.3 are security updates that patch actively exploited vulnerabilities. Adobe has reintegrated 32- and 64-bit installers into a single package, which will simplify updates on systems built within the last 5 years. To update, download each of these, close all browsers, then install:
https://12pd.com/click?air
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

For Mac and Linux, update from here:
http://get.adobe.com/air
http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer
This Flash build adds automatic update support to Mac – but you have to install this version before it’ll update for you!

These security updates also apply to every other platform that supports Flash and Air including iOS, Android, and Chrome. Use your device update mechanism to get the most current versions.

Java 7u5 is a security update. This update applies to all prior versions including previous major versions, so after installing 7u5 please visit your OS uninstaller and remove previous releases of Java.
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

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.

nVidia 301.42 adds newer hardware support, improves performance and updates application profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

WD SmartWare Software 1.6.0 corrects a memory exhaustion bug and adds shared folder support for NAS backups. This is not a security update.
http://www.wdc.com/wdproducts/wdsmartwareupdate/Step1.asp?id=wdfMB_Essential&os=win

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 13.0 is a security and feature update. This version adds newer CSS and HTML abilities, and corrects over well over a thousand outstanding bugs – most dating back years, some dating back more than a decade. These fixes will NOT be ported to resolve the issues in the original versions they were detected within – you MUST update to the current Firefox version to enjoy the improved stability and security fixes under this release. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 19.0.1084.56 is a security update. This build incorporates the AIR and Flash security updates from Adobe as well as other fixes. Use Help, About to ensure you have the most current version.

Opera 11.64 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Safari 5.1.7 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.10 is a security update. Use Help, About to get teh most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 13.0 is a security and feature update. This build incorporates over 200 bugfixes, including several to address bugs reported over a decade ago. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

OutlookAttachView 2.31 adds a new direct export feature that will significantly reduce the memory load while increasing performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Internet Updates

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

Trillian Astra for Windows 5.2.10 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update. Get the update here:
http://www.trillian.im/

Skype 5.9.0.123 is a stability fix that corrects a resource exhaustion bug. If you run Skype on Windows, this is very important. This is not a security update. Get the update here:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype

Yahoo Messenger 11.5.0.228 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://messenger.yahoo.com/download/

Evernote 4.5.6.6884 relaxes the login behavior to allow either the username or email address and corrects a crash bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Nmap 6.00 is a new major version, providing a couple dozen improvements and bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://nmap.org/

uTorrent 3.1.3 Build 27327 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use uTorrent, Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

WinSCP 4.3.8 corrects more than a dozen bugs, and incorporates features from the recent 5.x betas. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Codec Updates

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

Vista Codec Package 6.3.0 updates included codecs and filters, and FINALLY removes the Bing toolbar! 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 3.6.6 updates included codecs and FINALLY removes the Bing toolbar! To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.6.6 updates included codecs. 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.1.3184 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 10.6.3 is a security update. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current version.

MPC HC 1.6.2.4902 updates included libraries and fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.0 is finally “released” after only 5 years of active development and testing. This version corrects a couple dozen bugs, adds several new features and simplifies the user interface. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Picasa 3.9.135.87 fixes several crash bugs. This should be treated as a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.1.3 corrects several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1, Adobe Illustrator CS5 and CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS6, Adobe Premiere CS6, Adobe Prelude CS6, and Encore CS6 each include security updates. Get the updates for your platform and build here:
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Artweaver 3.1 corrects multiple bugs and improves several features. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Google SketchUp 8.0.14346 fixes several bugs, improves compatibility, stability and adds several improvements in licensing behavior and security. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012.2180 is a feature and performance update. This is not a security update. If you’re using AVG “Free” already, you will be prompted to install the update and during the installation the updater will “offer” a trial of AVG Internet Security, which has a handful of additional features – but likely will interfere with any network activity you perform. I suggest you install only the “free protection” version when prompted.

Wireshark 1.6.8 corrects a handful of bugs, includes a large number of additional protocols, adds GeoIP IPv6 support, and a handful of other features. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.5 corrects several stability and quality bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.26 improves Opera support, adds the ability to read temp Flash files from any browser, fixes bugs, and improves reliability under the newest builds of Flash. 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 8.1.8.5 improves reliability, fixes several bugs, adds support for forced subtitle information. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.7.8 is a stability update. This version corrects several general bugs, as well as targeted fixes for Search, Start Page, Sync, Chrome and Firefox. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.2.1 fixes reliability for On File Change operations, Sync, SSL, SFTP, GSFTP and DAV. This should be treated as a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn Win 4.1.2450 improves the automatic updater engine, display quality, and adds screen suspension. This is not a security update.
https://secure.logmein.com/logmein.msi

Autoruns 11.3.1 adds several new autostart locations, sets a file association for its log file extension, reports the target of Rundll32 and other host executables, and fixes several bugs, including a bug that caused Autoruns to not automatically refresh when relaunched from the “Run as Administrator” menu option. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Explorer 15.2 merges Autoruns functionality by adding a new Autostart Location column, .NET stack walking, a process timeline and uses the Windows 8 private ETW logger. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Pskill 1.14 includes some minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Strings 2.5 adds an option to specify the starting offset in the file from where it will scan for strings. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 3.19 removes the UAC prompt, adds Firefox 13 support, separated Firefox and Thunderbird cleaning options, improves cleaning in various applications and provides several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Defraggler 2.10.413 improves defragmentation speed, optimizes free space algorithms, and provides several other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/defraggler

IPXWrapper 0.3.4 corrects a couple minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.solemnwarning.net/ipxwrapper/

USBDeview 2.11 adds newer hardware support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.36 includes add and edit device options, as well as the ability to bypass the ARP cache on each load. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.46 adds a device options window to control behavior for specific hardware, and the ability to bypass the ARP cache on each load. 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.

Inno Setup 5.5.0 now supports the Windows Restart Manager API, adds detection for locked files, improves auto-retry behavior, and various other changes. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

MySQL 5.5.25 corrects a number of stability and performance bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.7.7 corrects several dozen bugs, including some very important stability and reliability issues. This should be treated as a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.16-78094 cprrects a number of stability, reliability and crash 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.

Adobe ColdFusion 9.0.1 and earlier have had a security hotfix released. This fix corrects an actively exploited vulnerability affecting ColdFusion. Get the update here:
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb12-15.html

Dada Mail 5.1.1 corrects two minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Movable Type 5.14 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

OpenCart 1.5.3.1 adds Company ID, Tax ID, and VAT support, updated components and installed fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.opencart.com/

After the Deadline is now a part of Jetpack and has been discontinued as a separate project. You’ll need to install and activate Jetpack to continue to receive updates to the After the Deadline functionality.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jetpack/

Anti-Splog 2.0 is an amazing update to this anti-spam library. This plugin adds regex parsing, custom rules, and adds additional third-party filtering options. This should be treated as a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

BuddyStream 2.5.13 corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Contact Form 7 3.2 improves the user interface, adds Flamingo, and updates included libraries. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Simple Facebook Connect 1.4 corrects internationalization issues, fixes $post meta data bug, and corrects a couple other issues. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Theme My Login 6.2 corrects over 20 issues, including security and reliability fixes. This is a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

WPtouch 1.9.41 updates translations. This is not a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the most current version.

Also note that WordPress 3.4 is now at RC4. It will be released in a matter of days, perhaps only hours. If you use WordPress, you should start preparing for another significant upgrade, followed by a series of updates to most themes and plugins.

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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