Updates 2012-09-11

Hi, Folks!

Adobe wins the “most security updates in a week” award for the first time this week, and Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Oracle, Mozilla, Google, and others have released updates as well. It’s Patch Tuesday: time to get your updates on.

Microsoft released 5 updates (2 updates for XP) this month for System Center and Visual Studio. This includes security updates. A reboot may be required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for Java, Remote Desktop, iMovie, and OS X. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.4 is a security update. However, Adobe has decided to disable the automatic security update to AIR 3.4. This update MUST be done manually.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 is a security update
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie

Java 7u7 is a security update.
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.

AMD Catalyst x86 12.8 corrects a number of stability issues, and improves Windows 8 support.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

Bullzip PDF Printer 8.4.0.1425 improved font embedding, and allows print of encrypted documents.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/download.php

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 15.0.1 adds background update support, adds SPDYv3, WebGL improvements, memory optimization for add-ons, and over 2,000 other bugfixes. This is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 21.0.1180.89 is a security update. Use Tool, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.02 is a security update. Use Opera, Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.12.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Email Updates

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

OutlookAttachView 2.37 corrects a monitor affinity bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 15.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

BrowsingHistoryView 1.01 improves Firefox support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

DNSDataView 1.41 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_records_viewer.html

IPNetInfo 1.40 corrects a GUI bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

Evernote 4.5.8.7356 corrects several bugs and adds support for account switching. This is not a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 3.7.7 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

Vista Codec Package 6.3.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This version works for both Windows XP and Windows Vista. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/vistacodecpackage.html

Win x64 Codec Support 3.7.7 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.

MusicBrainz Picard 1.1 corrects several minor bugs and improves the interface behavior. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Unreal Media Server 9.5 does not provide a changelog, so this should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

VideoStream Server 1.4 corrects several bugs, improves scrolling and adds facebook integration. This is not a security update.
http://collect3.com.au/videostream/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.3.2 added sideways logs in trees and fixes two bugs that might make you fall out of the world or randomly drown.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Photoshop CS6 (13.0.1) is a security update and applies to both Windows and Macintosh versions.
http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2012/08/photoshop-cs6-13-0-1-update-now-available.html

Adobe Illustrator 16.0.1 corrects a number of bugs, including correcting crashes and stability problems. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 6.0.2 is a stability and bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Adobe Prelude CS6 1.0.2 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Adobe Media Encoder CS6.0.2 fixes a few dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Adobe SpeedGrade CS6 6.0.3 fixes several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Adobe Drive 4.0.1 improves product integration. This is not a security update. http://www.adobe.com/downloads/updates/

Gimp 2.8.2 corrects dozens of bugs, including performance and stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.gimp.org/

Notepad++ 6.1.7 corrects crash bugs and several other issues. This is a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

OpenOffice 3.4.1 is a maintenance release. This version corrects several stability issues, bugs, adds languages and improves Windows 8 compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://www.openoffice.org/download/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 7.0.1466 corrects a number of bugs and stability issues. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2013.2667 is a major update to AVG. This is a security update.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-free-antivirus

KeePass 1.24 improves defaults and GUI behaviors. This is a security update.
http://keepass.sourceforge.net/

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.65 provides significantly improved detection engine as well as other features. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mbam

SuperAntiSpyware 5.5.1016 improves engine, performance and updater. This is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.8.2 corrects a number of bugs, improved protocol support and adds additional capture file formats. This is a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.5.9 corrects quality and crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 2.36 improves automation in file naming. 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 8.2.1.0 fixes several crash & freeze 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.

RoboForm 7.8.2 corrects several bugs with the auto-save bar, and others. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Hamachi for Windows 2.1.0.215, Mac 2.1.0.346, and Linux 2.1.0.76 corrects issues with DNS, VPN over P2P, and corrects an issue with the automatic updater. This should be treated as a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

Autoruns 11.34 fixes a bug that caused it to not show some Internet Explorer extensions. This is a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

ProcDump 5.0 is a major upgrade that adds exception filters, Windows 8 modern applications support, and integrates with Process Monitor’s debug output logging. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 1.8 shows detailed certificate information, validity dates, thumbprints, and counter-signing chain. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

VMMap 3.11 reports commit usage instead of working set in its timeline view and fixes a bug that enables export of captures of 32-bit processes. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

CCleaner 3.22.1800 adds full support for Windows 8, various startup and other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

FolderChangesView 1.15 adds a tray icon option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

USBDeview 2.15 corrects a monitor positioning error. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.40 corrects a name-detection bug and adds a column for Workgroup. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

Wireless Network Watcher 1.55 adds a scan interval option. 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.

Redemption 5.4.0.2922 significantly increases Exchange access, provides control of the autocomplete cache, data store access, external automation, and includes a number of bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

TortoiseSVN 1.7.9 corrects several crash bugs and other issues. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.1.22-80657 is a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 5.0.0 is a major update with a completely new interface and improved design. This is not a security update.
http://www.vmware.com/products/player/

Web Package Updates

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

ColdFusion 10.0.1, 9.0.2 and 8.0.2 are security updates.
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb12-21.html

Dada Mail 5.2.1 is a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

YOURLS 1.5.1 adds optional www mapping, corrects a number of bugs, adds jsonp support and encrypted password support. This is a security update.
http://yourls.org/

MailEnable 6.60 corrects Autodiscovery, fixes a memory leak, and improves upgrade process. This is a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Skipfish 2.09b is a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/skipfish/

WordPress 3.4.2 is a security update. Use the WP Updater to get the current version.
http://wordpress.org/news/2012/09/wordpress-3-4-2/

Atahualpa 3.7.8 corrects compatibility issues with various SEO plugins, print styles, sticky posts, and adds auto-resize to videos within posts. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/atahualpa/

Simple Facebook Connect 1.5 corrects a Facebook compatibility issue. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-facebook-connect/

WPtouch 1.9.5.2 improves default behaviors. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wptouch/

Zemanta 1.2.1 corrects an authentication bug. This should be treated as a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zemanta/

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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