Updates 2013-12-10

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday! This looks like a long list, but it’s actually a pretty light Patch Tuesday. This month (if you’ve been keeping up to date) there should only be 3 or 4 non-OS apps most people will need to update from below the fold.

Microsoft released 11 updates for Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Exchange, and SharePoint. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/

Apple released updates for OS X, iOS, RDP, AirPort Extreme, AirPort Time Capsule, and printer drivers. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install these updates. A reboot is required.

Adobe AIR 3.9.0.1380 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

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 26.0 is a security update. This version also now imposes a wonderful new security feature: click-to-play for Java. This will reduce the indirect vulnerability footprint for Java in this browser significantly. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

Google Chrome 31.0.1650.63 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

Opera 18.0 is a security update. Use Menu, About to get the most current version.

SeaMonkey 2.22.1 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.

Thunderbird 24.1.1 is a security update. Use Help, About to get the most current version.

NK2Edit 2.86 improves logging details. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/outlook_nk2_edit.html

OutlookAttachView 2.62 adds quick MRU access to recent configuration profiles. 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.

Adobe Shockwave 12.0.7.148 is a security update. Remember: do not install this if you don’t absolutely require it!
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Skype 6.11.0.102 is a bugfix release. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?skype

IPNetInfo 1.51 adds configuration option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ipnetinfo.html

WinSCP 5.1.8 corrects a couple dozen bugs and improves reliability. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MPC HC 1.7.1 updates libraries, improves reliability and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?mpchc

VLC Media Player 2.1.2 corrects a handful of bugs, including crash and performance problems. This is not a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?vlc
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?vlcmac

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

EA Origin 9.3.11.2762 corrects a bug accessing EA Store and release notes. This is not a security update. Run Origin to update it.

Lego Digital Designer 4.3.8 does not provide a changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ldd.lego.com/

Minecraft 1.7.4 adds Twitch broadcasting, improved menus, performance and several bugfixes. 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++ 6.5.2 adds native quick-sort, URL-hover highlight color customization (finally!), corrects several bugs and improves parsing and style accuracy. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

Artweaver 4.0.4 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.artweaver.de/

Lightworks NLE 11.1.1 improves activation process, and corrects dozens of bugs. This is a security update.
http://www.lwks.com/

Security Software Updates

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

DNSQuerySniffer 1.10 adds a sort-on-update option. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/dns_query_sniffer.html

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

DVDFab 9.1.1.5 corrects several bugs and reduces complexity of the settings. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CCleaner 4.08.4428 improves cleaning. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

GoodSync 9.6.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. h
ttp://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.2.0.109 corrects a significant stability issue. This is not a security update.
http://help.logmein.com/SelfServiceDownloads

BulkFileChanger 1.31 corrects a cosmetic bug. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

CurrPorts 2.10 preserves display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html

DevManView 1.41 adds the ability to clear the MRU. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

FolderChangesView 1.60 adds several display options. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

MyEventViewer 2.06 adds a shortcut to copy the contents of the lower pane, regardless of focus. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/my_event_viewer.html

Password Security Scanner 1.20 adds SeaMonkey support. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/password_security_scanner.html

SearchMyFiles 2.45 adds several new features and improves the display. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/search_my_files.html

WakeMeOnLan 1.61 adds the ability to send multiple WOL packets. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wake_on_lan.html

DiskMaker X 3.0.2 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://liondiskmaker.com/

TeamViewer 9.0.24482 adds Win 8.1 support, tabbed displays, WOL, file copy & paste, improved file transfer, and more. This is not a security update. http://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.6.15 corrects dozens of bugs in InnoDB, replication, sort, conversion, stability and more. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/installer/

TortoiseSVN 1.8.4 corrects several non-security bugs.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VirtualBox 4.3.4-91027 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including stability, reliability and corruption issues. 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 4.0.10 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

Drupal 7.24 is a security update.
http://drupal.org/download

MailEnable 8.0 is a major update offering several new features and improvements, including autodiscovery and vastly improved webmail abilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.mailenable.com/

Autoptimize 1.7.3 resolves several issues and improves cache safety. This is security update.

bbPress 2.5.1 corrects a couple bugs with the recent 2.5 release. 2.5 adds several new features, single-user WP compatibility, importers for many forum platforms, and more. This is not a security update.

Cloudflare Cache Purge 1.0.4 hides logs from public-facing pages. This is a security update.

Email Log 1.6 adds the ability to view an email message. This is not a security update.

Quick Cache 131206 is a major rewrite of Quick Cache. It’s come a long way, but is now split into free and pro versions, with much of the advanced functionality removed from the free version, making an upgrade problematic without paying for the pro version. That said, it’s well on it’s way to being well worth the investment and with only a few iterations I’ll be able to start recommending it again. This is not a security update.

Smart YouTube 4.2.1 updates included libraries. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 2.0.20 corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.

WPtouch 3.1.1 is a complete rewrite with major features, functionality and style changes. While it’s very cool – you might want to wait for the bugs to be worked out. More than 2/3 of those reporting back say it doesn’t work!

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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