Updates 2013-09-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! Along with Apple and Microsoft, Adobe released all of their quarterly updates today. It’s going to be a long day. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released 13 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Office. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iTunes, and AirPort Base Station. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the most current versions.

Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.168 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 3.8.0.1430 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Reader 11.0.04 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone or kindle – so check your device-appropriate App Store and install updates.

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 any time, 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

Browser Updates

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

Firefox 23.0.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 29.0.1547.66 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 16.00 is a security update. Use Opera, About to get the most current version. If you haven’t yet updated to Opera 15, you may need to download the complete installer from Opera.com

HTTrack 3.47.26 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.

NK2Edit 2.77 adds the ability to collect emails from the NK2 files. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.60 adds configuration profile management. 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.

Raid Call 7.2.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://www.raidcall.com/

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

BrowsingHistoryView 1.40 adds the ability to browse for individual AppData folders. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Connectify Hotspot 6.0.1 corrects several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.connectify.me/

Evernote 5.0.0.1137 improves offline security. This is a security update.
http://www.evernote.com/

WinSCP 5.1.7 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.

ADVANCED Codecs for Windows 7 and 8 4.2.5 updates included codecs. To install the update, you must uninstall and reinstall the application.
http://shark007.net/win7codecs.html

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDBurnerXP 4.5.2.4255 corrects several write bugs. This is not a security update.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

iTunes 11.0.5 is not a security update. Use the Apple Software Updater to get the current version.

Plex Media Server 0.9.8.6.175 corrects a variety of crash bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
http://www.plexapp.com/getplex/

Office Updates

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

Adobe Acrobat 11.0.04 is a security update. Use Help, Check for Updates to get the most current version.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 6.0.5 corrects a bug in source monitor. This is not a security update.

Artweaver 4.0.1 improves BMP support, snap-to and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Audacity 2.0.4 adds reverb, append alignment, ID3 support, system audio recording, as well as other bugfixes and improvements. This is not a security update.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Paint.net 3.5.11 provides a number of performance improvements and bugfixes, including a correction to the updater that will allow it to support 4.x when released.
https://12pd.com/click?paintdotnet

SketchUp 13.0.4812 improves stability and reliability. This is not a security update.
http://www.sketchup.com/

Security Software Updates

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

Avast! Home Edition 8.0.1497 corrects issues with Win 8 and 8.1, Script shield and Outlook plugin. This is a security update.
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AVG Anti-Virus Free x86 2014.4117 is a major platform update. No changelog is provided, so this should be treated as a security update. However, AVG is, IMHO, getting worse and worse as they impose additional ‘features’ while causing problems (like how it breaks the firewall under XP under 2014), so I suggest you consider removing AVG and switching to Microsoft Security Essentials instead.
http://www.avg.com/ww-en/download

Wireless Network Watcher 1.67 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Open Broadcaster Software 0.554 Beta fixes the automatic updater and corrects several crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://obsproject.com/

VideoCacheView 2.60 adds MPEG-DASH support, corrects bugs in IE parsing. 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.

Freemake Video Converter 4.0.4 improves reliability, stability, performance, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.freemake.com/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm 7.9.1 corrects a number of bugs, including sync and performance issues, as well as tuning resource consumption. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?rf

GoodSync 9.5.5.5 fixes a bug with Google Drive and corrects behavior with SSL and other bugfixes. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

CCleaner 4.05.4250 updates detection and cleaning for various applications. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

Defraggler 2.15.742 improves performance and reliability, includes additional drive diagnostic data and information, and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?defraggler

Recuva 1.48.982 adds UDF support, improved user options and bug fixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?recuva

Speccy 1.22.537 improves performance, hardware support and other bugfixes. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?speccy

CPU-Z Installer 1.66.1 updates hardware support and adds version checking. This is not a security update.
http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

DevManView 1.35 adds the ability to view previous device profiles. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

DriverView 1.45 adds the ability to view digital signature. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html

FolderChangesView 1.40 adds configuration management. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.01 now provides fallback support for event strings if parsing fails. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

NetworkTrafficView 1.76 adds column for maximum packet size. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html

USBDeview 2.26 adds the ability to collect the ‘real’ device name from the device itself when the device supports it and the feature is enabled. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.53 updates the internal MAC addresses database. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

WirelessKeyView 1.68 corrects a significant stability problem in the previous release. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_key.html

TeamViewer 8.0.20768 adds device management, health checks with alerting and other bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows.aspx

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.13 corrects dozens of bugs in replication, performance, stability, innodb, partitioning, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseGit 1.8.5.0 corrects a dozen bugs. This is a security update.
http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.2 corrects a handful of bugs. This is a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.2.18-88780 provides stability, GUI and performance fixes across guests, snapshots, seamless, 3D, NAT, and VMM. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

VMware Player 6.0.0 adds business support (plus), simplified UI, Win 8.1 support, silent installation, and expiring VMs. 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.

Dada Mail 6.6.0 adds RESTful API for subscriptions, sending error detection & reporting and redesigned membership admin screen. This should be treated as a security update.
http://dadamailproject.com/download/

osCommerce 2.3.3.2 adds Google+, Canonical headers, AdWords conversion tracking, PHP 5.5 compatibility, and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.oscommerce.com/Products

phpList 3.0.2 correts a handful of bugs from the 3.x release. This is not a security update.
http://www.phplist.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.0.6 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

InstantWP 4.3.1 updates the included version of WordPress. This is not a security update.
http://www.instantwp.com/download/

bbPress 2.4 corrects several dozen bugs, including security issues.

Conditional Widgets 1.6 improves debugging behavior. This is not a security update.

Contact Form 7 3.5.2 is a security update.

Email Log 1.5.1 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

Really Simple CAPTCHA 1.7 normalizes data to correct ‘spacey’ user behavior. This is not a security update.

ShortCodes UI 1.9.6 adds Shortcode UI widget.

Ultimate TinyMCE 4.9.1 improves performance. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.14 corrects several bugs, including stability and reliability. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 1.9.8.2 is 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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