Updates 2012-10-09

Hi, Folks!

Microsoft released 7 updates today to address security issues in Windows, SQL Server, Office, SharePoint, Lync, Microsoft Works and InfoPath, for all supported versions of Windows. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for AppleTV, OS X Server, iPhoto, Aperture and a variety of printers this week. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.287 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flash

Adobe AIR 3.4.0.2710 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Also note – Adobe recently had one of their build servers hacked and as a safety precaution, they revoked an SSL certificate used to sign their programs. While this is, you know, scary, there is not yet any reason to believe there is an actual exploit in any “real” Adobe software. However, some antivirus programs treat signed programs with revoked certificates as “malware” (technically, as a PUP – Potentially Unwanted Program) so you can expect to see overzealous antivirus programs removing valid Adobe applications. I expect Adobe to release updates for the affected software soon. You may need to reinstall any affected Adobe software completely if your antivirus program removes it.

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 youโ€™re using this hardware โ€“ these updates are for you.

BullZip PDF Printer 9.1.0.1454 adds the ability to install silently. 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 16.0 is a security update. This major version update corrects just shy of 2,000 issues, from 3D to scripting to performance fixes and more. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 22.0.1229.79 is a security update. Use Tool (or Menu), About to get the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

WinSCP 5.1 is the first of the 5.x release, which adds a number of new features, including tabs, vastly improved scripting support, a number of bugfixes, and more. 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.

Win7 Codec Package 3.8.0 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 3.8.0 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.

CDBurnerXP 4.4.2.3442 adds Opus support and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

MPC HC 1.6.4.6052 corrects sveral bugs, improves chapter support, subtitle behavior, updates hardware support, codecs and positioning. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.0.13.2141 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

GameMaker Studio 1.0 is a complete rewrite of the GameMaker franchise. GameMaker now supports building to devices running iOS, Android, Windows, OS X and even HTML5. And the basic program is still free.
http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio/

Office Updates

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

Adobe FrameMaker 11.0.1 corrects a reliability bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 improves camera and export support, as well as several bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Photoshop 13.0.1.1 is a security update. Use Help, Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 6.0.3 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Bridge CS6 5.0.1.1 is a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe InCopy CS6 8.0.1 is a bugfix release, correcting a couple dozen issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe InDesign CS6 8.0.1 is a bugfix release, correcting a couple dozen issues. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Adobe Audition CS6 5.0.2 is a stability and feature update. This version improves Windows 8 support, removes limitations to CD burning and corrects issues with touch and metronome. This is not a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Adobe Encore CS6 6.0.2 does not provide a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Artweaver 3.1.2 corrects a number of minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

SketchUp 8.0.15158 removes most Google branding (SketchUp is now owned by Trimble Navigation Limited), improves recording and text display. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Kindle for PC 1.10.4 Build 40317 doesn’t provide a changelog, so should be treated as 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.

SuperAntiSpyware 5.6.1010 is a major update, providing vastly improved memory handling and performance, and corrects several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html

Wireshark 1.8.3 corrects a number of bugs and adds additional protocal support. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.37 improves display, and corrects Firefox cache-reading bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.3 corrects several bugs including crash and reliability issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.3.4.5 improves user handling, GUI and drag-and-drop support. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 3.23.1823 adds newer application support, improves file deletion security and several other fixes. This is a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

FolderChangesView 1.16 improves multi-monitor support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

USBDeview 2.16 adds the ability to scan for specific USB version devices from the command prompt. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WifiInfoView 1.05 adds Router Name and Router Model reports. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Process Explorer 15.23 adds process token of protected processes, fixes crash bugs. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

DebugView 4.8 fixes a BSOD bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 1.81 fixes a crash bug. This is a security update.
http://live.sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Inno Setup 5.5.2 and Inno Setup QuickStart 5.5.2 adds Windows 8 compatibility, adds userpf and usercf constants, and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php

MySQL 5.5.28 corrects several bugs with partitioning, InnoDB, replication, and others. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

Web Package Updates

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

phpMyAdmin 3.5.3 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ModSecurity 2.6.8 corrects two non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.modsecurity.org/

Movable Type 5.2 adds several new features and corrects dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.movabletype.org/download.html

Contact Form 7 3.3 vastly improves message formatting options and tags, eliminates timeout for nonce (not a good thing, IMHO), and other changes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/contact-form-7/

Multisite Plugin Manager 3.1.2 is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multisite-plugin-manager/

Smart YouTube 4.1.7 adds support for a new playlist format. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/

Theme My Login 6.2.3 corrects a static front-page bug and removes tab indexes. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-my-login/

WP Geocode Filter 1.0.4 updates MaxMind data. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpgeocode/

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Regards,

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

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