Updates 2013-05-14

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Today is a pretty average Patch Tuesday – Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Mozilla have a variety of updates, many of them security-related. But the real outlier today is that there are security updates for RoboForm, GoodSync and FileZilla – and Greenshot demonstrates again why I absolutely love that program. Don’t delay, update today!

Microsoft released ten updates today correcting issues in Internet Explorer, Windows, Microsoft Office, Lync, Windows Essentials, .NET and updating the engine for MSRT. Updates weigh in at under 75mb. This includes security updates. A reboot is required. If you’re using XP, make sure you install the “optional” security certificate update, too!
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released iMovie 9.0.9, Thunderbolt Firmware 1.2, printer drivers and iOS 6.1.4. This includes security updates. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe AIR 3.7.0.1860 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?air
For OS X:
https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.7.700.202 is a security update. Download and install both of these.
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
For OS X:
https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe Reader 11.0.03 is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?adobereader
For OS X:
https://12pd.com/click?adobereadermac

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 13.4 adds newer hardware support, improves performance in some applications and games, expands OpenGL 4.3 support, and corrects several bugs in certain games and applications. This should be treated as a security update.
http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/downloads.aspx

BullZip PDF Printer 9.8.0.1599 adds device output profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.bullzip.com/products/pdf/info.php#download

Daemon Tools Lite 4.47 adds quick mount support for FLAC. This is not a security update.
http://www.daemon-tools.cc/eng/products/dtLite

WD SmartWare Software 2.0.1 is a minor update for pro upgrades payments only. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?wdsmartware

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 21.0 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

HTTrack 3.47.11 corrects several stability and reliability bugs. This is 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.

Thunderbird 17.0.6 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.55 adds EntryID and Linked To Profile columns. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.47 adds interface font support. 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.

Skype 6.3.0.107 improves quality and stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

Raid Call 7.2.2 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.raidcall.com/

BrowsingHistoryView 1.31 adds option to read history from the IE API instead of reading the history file data directly. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Evernote 4.6.5.8353 improves xAuth support, improves offline security and adds several bugfixes. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

FileZilla 3.7.0.1 fixes a bug in GnuTLS. This is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.
http://filezilla-project.org/

Google Drive 1.9.4536.8202 does not provide a changelog, so should be considered a security update.
https://drive.google.com/start

uTorrent 3.3 Build 29677 improves installer stability. This is not a security update.
http://www.utorrent.com/downloads

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MPC HC 1.6.7.7114 improves subtitle downloader, channel switching, playlist scrolling and focus, updated libraries and corrects several stability bugs. This is not a security update.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpc-hc/

XBMC 12.2 corrects several stability and reliability issues, including security updates.
http://xbmc.org/

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft 1.5.2 provides a bunch of bug fixes, performance improvements, and improvements to Minecraft Realms (coming soon!).

Office Updates

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

Blender 2.67 improves consistency between functions, improves flexibility of node group editing, adds 3D printing support (yes, seriously), motion tracking, compositing, and paint/stroke/brush support, cycles rendering and new tools. This is a security update.
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 8.0.1489 corrects stability issues including a BSOD bug. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Greenshot 1.1.4.2622 adds Capture Zoom, new output file format (Greenshot) putting this on par with SnagIt, improved Win8 support, Special Folder handling, and a number of bugfixes. If you’re using a different screen capture program, give Greenshot a look – it’s stable, fast, light and very powerful. This is not a security update.
http://getgreenshot.org/current/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Freemake Video Converter 4.0.1 provides several minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

MakeMKV 1.8.2 corrects a crash bug, improved GUI for editing track flags, forced tracks and properties. This is not a security update.
http://www.makemkv.com/download/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.8.9 corrects several bugs with Firefox, IE and JS. This version also improves security and stability by adding ASLR and SSL certificate checking. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

CCleaner 4.01.4093 improves application support and compatibility, adds cleaing for several new applications, GUI improvements and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Goodsync 9.4.9.5 improves deep linking, DAV support, SSL certificate checking, and socket file system support. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

NetworkTrafficView 1.65 improves packet timing display, latency support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

Password Security Scanner 1.17 adds support for passwords in Internet Explorer 10.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

RapidEE 7.2 build 856 fixes a crash when the update server is unavailable. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.rapidee.com/en/download

TcpLogView 1.06 adds automatic scrolling and fixes a bug related to resolve IP addresses. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/tcp_log_view.html

TeamViewer 8.0.18051 fixes problems with reconnecting after remote reboot and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

WifiInfoView 1.18 adds BSS Type column and corrects flicker on scroll bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wifi_information_view.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Redemption 5.5.0.3218 adds several new objects, and several dozen bug fixes. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.dimastr.com/redemption/

Web Package Updates

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

Adminer 3.6.4 corrects several bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.adminer.org/en/

phpMyAdmin 3.5.8.1 is a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

phpMyAdmin 4.0.0 is a new major version of phpMyAdmin removign HTML frames and integrating navigation through a tree view. This version requires Javascript. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ColdFusion 10 and 9.x have a hotfix available. This is a security update.
http://helpx.adobe.com/coldfusion/kb/coldfusion-security-hotfix-apsb13-13.html

MailEnable 7.07 provides several bug fixes, including connection limiting, MMC issues, .NET compatibility installation errors, Task note sync, and more. This version also improves sorting and system-level logging. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

bbPress 2.3.2 improves BP streams integration, posting of preformatted code and generic theme compatibility. This is not a security update.

BuddyPress 1.7.1 corrects upgrade issues and several other reliability and compatibility bugs. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.4.1 corrects phone number parser and watermark support in old browsers. This is not a security update.

Email Log 1.1 improves documentation. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.6 improves Windows support and cleans temp files more reliably. This should be treated as a security update.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.6 provides a number of bug fixes and new features, including improved YouTube embedding support, Excerpts in Pages, vast GUI changes, proper translation support and more. This version also changes buttons coding, but as a side-effect any configured options in Buttons 2 are now lost and will need reconfigured. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.2.10 corrects a dozen bugs, adds new CDN support, and several other new features. This should be treated as a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.6.3 provides marketing changes only. This is not 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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