Updates 2013-04-09

Hi, Folks!

This is actually a pretty mild Patch Tuesday, all things considered, but the severity of the updates is above average. For example, while all the common security updates are here again (Flash, AIR, Shockwave, iOS, Windows, OS X, Firefox, Chrome and so on), I’m surprised to see that Picasa, Evernote, phpMyAdmin, Coldfusion and even EA’s Origin all include security updates as well. Don’t skip these updates — many of them enable drive-by downloads which are sure to be exploited in ads on the most popular sites soon (if not already).

Microsoft released 9 updates for Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, Groove, and Windows Defender. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates to Apple TV, Safari, and OS X. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

iOS 6.1.3 is a security update for iPad, iPhone, and iPod. Use iTunes to install it onto your device, or on the device use Settings, General, Software Update.

Adobe AIR 3.7.0.153 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air

Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.169 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.2.122 is a security update. If you do not have Shockwave already, DO NOT install it.
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

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 314.22 provide performance and stability improvements, fixes a problem with PhysX not allowing certain applications to load. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?nvidia

BullZip PDF Printer 9.7.0.1592 provides more robust installer that handles problem when HP drivers are not installing correctly (error 0x00000002). This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Daemon Tools Lite 4.47.1 adds quick mount of FLAC format and several minor fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 20.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to install the most current version.

Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 12.15 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.17 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.

NK2Edit 2.52 adds additional debugging information and fixes a flickering during scroll. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.45 provides cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_attachment.html

Thunderbird 17.0.5 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.

Skype 6.3.0.105 corrects several bugs and improves performance and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Evernote 4.6.4.8136 is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

Google Drive 1.8.4357.4863 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 4.0.8 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

Win8 Codec Package 1.5.2 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application. This is not a security update.
http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html

Vista Codec Package 6.5.2 fixes subtitles on Vista. 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 4.0.8 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.

MPC HC 1.6.6.6957 corrects a couple dozen bugs and improves OSD and LCD support, adds scale factor option. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

MusicBrainz Picard 1.2 improves performance, adds support for Ogg Opus, cover image downloading, improved collection management, custom tags and string safety. This is not a security update.
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard

Picasa 3.9.136.17 improves Face Tagging, fixes several crash bugs, and other improvements. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the current version.

Plex Media Server 0.9.7.22.511 provides performance improvements and corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

Unreal Media Server 10.0 doesn’t provide a changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.
http://www.umediaserver.net/umediaserver/download.html

XBMC 12.1 provides a number of bugfixes and improved performance and stability across various platforms. This is not a security update.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.1.15.109 is a security update.
http://www.filehippo.com/download_origin/

Minecraft 1.5.1 adds several new commands, brick types, objects, sensors, custom names for some objects, improved texture support, improved performance and many bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 6.3.2 provides several bugfixes and corrects a performance issue. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.4 includes bugfixes, new lens profiles, support for 25 new cameras and improved support for the X-Trans image sensor. This is not a security update.
http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/new.jsp

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.8 corrects issues with search, popups, autofill, and save in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Also corrects cosmetic and focus issues. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

Goodsync 9.4.8.8 improves the Web UI for Home Folder, fixes issues with SkyDrive, GSTP and Forwarder. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

LogMeIn 4.1.2651 updates terms and conditions to limit users on ‘free’ accounts to ten devices. Note, you’ll be limited whether you update or not. 😉

CCleaner 4.00.4064 adds duplicate file finder feature, system and browser monitoring, improved registry cleaning and various other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Recuva 1.46.919 improves deep scan on exFAT and FAT partitions, adds context menus, improves filetype filters, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

BulkFileChanger 1.24 corrects a sync list bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

FolderChangesView 1.22 corrects a flickering bug under Windows 7. This is not a security update. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

NetConnectChoose 1.00 is the initial release. It looks like it may be very promising for multihomed networks or servers.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/net_connect_choose.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.62 corrects a flickering bug under Windows 7. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.16 adds support for Outlook 2013. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

USBDeview 2.22 adds optional header field to export file. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WirelessKeyView 1.61 reduces risk of unintended key removal. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

GPU-Z 0.6.9 adds newer hardware support, fixes bugs on various hardware. This is not a security update.
http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/SysInfo/GPU-Z/

Autoruns 11.5 now reports the image timestamp of executables and the last-modified timestamp of other file types and autostart locations. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Disk Usage 1.5 has expanded CSV output that includes file and directory counts, as well as an option for tab-delimiting (yay!). This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

ProcDump 5.14 doesn’t report process exceptions unless the exception trigger is specified. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Process Monitor 3.04 now includes support for new Windows 8 file information query types and fixes a bug in the tooltip handling. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Registry Usage 1.0 is a new command-line utility that reports the size, value and subkey counts of registry keys. This is not a security update.
http://sysinternals.com/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

TortoiseSVN 1.7.12 provides a number of bugfixes. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.10-84105 provides several stability improvements and bugfixes. 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 3.5.8 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Dada Mail 6.3.0 simplifies installation of Amazon SES, adds block CSS to inline CSS conversion, adds support for click gateways and an improved subscription confirmation process. This is not a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

Drupal 7.22 corrects several non-security bugs. This is not a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

Coldfusion 10.0.9 are 9.0.2.4 are security updates. Update instructions at the link.
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb13-10.html

MailEnable 7.05 corrects several bugs and improves the webmail interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

SQLyog 11.1.0-2 provides several bugfixes, improved security and stability. This should be treated as a security update.
https://www.webyog.com/product/downloads/

BuddyPress 1.7 (following shortly on 1.6.5) is a major update that corrects a number of bugs, provides visual improvements, compatibility with all themes and more. This is a security update. Note that for any site using a BP-provided theme you’ll need remove and then reinstall BuddyPress.

BuddyStream 3.0.3 provides fixes to Twitter import and the import queue. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.0 is a new plugin that simplifies cloudflare management for your WordPress-powered site. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cloudflare-cache-purge/

Contact Form 7 3.4 provides a number of powerful improvements to the form creation functionality. This is not a security update.

Email Log 0.9.2 adds WordPress filter support. Yay! This is not a security update.

Invisible Captcha 0.6.7 corrects a serious reliability bug. This should be treated as a security update.

Theme My Login 6.3.5 is one of a half dozen updates from the last month correcting all sorts of security and reliability problems. If you’re using this, please consider removing it and switching to WPMU DEV “Ultimate Branding” instead.
https://12pd.com/click?ultimatebranding

WordPress Importer 0.6.1 does not provide a current changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.

WP Developer 1.2 does not provide a current changelog, so it should be treated as a security update.

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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