Updates 2017-12-12

Hi, Folks!

It’s Patch Tuesday and it’s a big one. Just in time for Christmas Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and more have released tons of security updates to keep the IT guy you know and love busy all season long.

I’ve had a lot of calls recently from people whose computers seem unusually slow since late October. This is a side-effect of the Windows 10 upgrade cycle, which pushes out 6gb through Windows update to get you to the latest Windows 10 release every 6 months. If you don’t let it finish and you’re on a slow connection, it will kill your Internet performance forever. If you don’t have the bandwidth to download the bits, I’m happy to provide loaner USB drives to our local clients at The Farmory, or, if you prefer to have me mail it to you please contact me for information.

The typical computer should see roughly 2gb in updates today. Let’s get started.

Microsoft released updates to Windows, Edge, Internet Explorer, Flash, Defender, Server, .NET and MSRT (~1.5gb). This includes security updates. A reboot is required.

Apple released updates for macOS High Sierra 10.13.2, macOS Security Update 2017-002 Sierra, macOS Security Update 2017-005 El Capitan, tvOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, iOS 11.2, Safari 11.0.2 and iTunes 12.7.2. This includes security updates. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current versions. A reboot is required.

iOS 11.2 is a security update. Use Settings, General, Software Update to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

watchOS 4.2 is a security update. Use the Watch app on your iPhone to install the most current version.

Google Chrome OS 62.0.3202.97 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version. A reboot is required.

Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.126 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flash
Win: https://12pd.com/click?flashie
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?flashmac

Adobe AIR 28.0.0.127 is a security update.
Win: https://12pd.com/click?air
Mac: https://12pd.com/click?airmac

Fedora 27-1.6 is a security update. This major version also adds several features, improvements to settings, network, and configuration, updated LibreOffice and more.
https://getfedora.org/en/workstation/download/

Don’t forget to check your mobile devices, too! Many updates will also apply to your tablet, phone, kindle or television – 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

Driver Updates

If you’re using this hardware – these updates are for you.

Display Driver Uninstaller 17.0.8.0 improves cleanup. This is not a security update.
https://www.wagnardsoft.com/display-driver-uninstaller-ddu

Intel Driver Update 3.1 improves scanning and reporting. This is not a security update.
https://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect

Browser Updates

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

Google Chrome 63.0.3239.84 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox 57.0.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Firefox ESR 52.5.2 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Email Updates

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

Thunderbird 52.5.0 is a security update. Use Menu, Help, About to install the most current version.

Internet Updates

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

DiscordApp 12.11.2017 improves overlay, embeds, tray support, resolves several bugs, and more. This is not a security update.
https://discordapp.com/download

Line 7.17.0 adds in-app GIF creation and filters. This is not a security update.
https://line.me/update

uTorrent 3.5.0 Build 44294 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.utorrent.com/downloads

MaxMind GeoIP Data 201712 is a data refresh.
https://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geolite

BrowsingHistoryView 2.12 adds Quick Filter feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/browsing_history_view.html

Npcap 0.97 improves hardware compatibility, WinPcap compatibility, and removes silent installation support. This is not a security update.
https://nmap.org/npcap/

Media Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

iTunes 12.7.2 is a security update. Use Apple Software Update to install the most current version.

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PlayStation PS3 4.82 improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps3/

EA Origin 10.5.8.11002 improves tray behavior, overlay adjustments, and other fixes. This is not a security update.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/download

Office Updates

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

Artweaver 6.0.7 improves stability and performance, PS plugin compatibility, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.artweaver.de/

Notepad++ 7.5.3 resolves updater issues, improves stability. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?npp

SketchUp 18.0.16975 resolves dozens of bugs and adds several new features. This is not a security update.
https://www.sketchup.com/

Adobe Reader DC Patch 18.009.20050 is a security update. Use Help, Check for updates to install the most current version.

Adobe DNG Converter 10.1 adds support for new hardware. This is not a security update.
Win: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6285
Mac: https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6283

FrameMaker 2017 Cumulative update 3 (2017.0.3) is a security update.
https://supportdownloads.adobe.com/detail.jsp?ftpID=6287

Security Software Updates

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

Tails 3.3 is a security update.
https://tails.boum.org/install/index.en.html

oclGaussCrack 1.4 improves reliability. This is not a security update.
https://hashcat.net/oclGaussCrack/

Wireshark 2.4.3 is a security update.
https://www.wireshark.org/

Gpg4win 3.0.2 resolves over a dozen bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.gpg4win.org/download.html

RogueKiller 12.11.28 adds detections and resolves a device access bug.
https://www.adlice.com/softwares/roguekiller/

Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool 1.0.0.146 improves accuracy of vulnerability detection.
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

VideoCacheView 2.98 improves YouTube compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html

XSplit Broadcaster 3.2.1711.2907 resolves several bugs and improves performance. This is not a security update.
https://www.xsplit.com/get/

Converter Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

CDex 1.96 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
http://cdex.mu/?q=download

DVDFab 10.0.7.1 adds support for new encodings, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.dvdfab.cn/download.htm

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

NTLite 1.5.0.5790 adds several new components and settings. This is not a security update.
https://www.ntlite.com/download/

8GadgetPack 25.0 resolves bugs. This is not a security update.
https://8gadgetpack.net/

GoodSync 10.6.8 improves self-maintenance activity to reduce clutter, improve log relevance, and improve performance. Resolves several bugs.This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

DesktopOK 4.89 improves compatibility. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Freeware/DesktopOK

DMDE 3.4.2.722 improves Apple/macOS support, and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://dmde.com/

IsMyHdOK 1.31 integrates a new RNG. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/IsMyHdOK

FileLocator Pro 8.2.2751 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mythicsoft.com/filelocatorpro/download

FolderChangesView 2.20 improves concurrency and adds Quick Filter feature. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/folder_changes_view.html

OSForensics 5.2.1003 removes several arbitrary number limits. This is not a security update.
https://www.osforensics.com/download.html

CCleaner 5.38.6357 resolves several bugs, and improves stability. This is a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?ccleaner

ProduKey 1.91 provides cosmetic improvements. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

Sysmon 6.20 adds the ability to randomize object names to foil malware that use them to detect its presence. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

AccessChk 6.20 resolves bugs. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Sigcheck 2.60 resolves several bugs. This is a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

Whois 1.20 adds support for registry server redirects. This is not a security update.
https://live.sysinternals.com/

TaskSchedulerView 1.36 adds tray icon support. This is not a security update.
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/task_scheduler_view.html

TeamViewer 12.0.88438 resolves a reliability bug.
https://www.teamviewer.com/en/download/windows/

WinScan2PDF 3.77 adds output preview, fit/crop support, rotation, default storage location changes. This is not a security update.
https://www.softwareok.com/?seite=Microsoft/WinScan2PDF

WizTree 3.17 adds support for copying selected object information to clipboard, and improves accuracy of percentages. This is not a security update.
https://antibody-software.com/web/software/software/wiztree-finds-the-files-and-folders-using-the-most-disk-space-on-your-hard-drive/

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Android Studio 3.0.1.0 resolves several bugs and provides performance improvements. This is not a security update.
https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html

Virtual Machine Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

PPSSPP 1.5.4 doesn’t provide a detailed changelog, so should be treated as a security update.
http://ppsspp.org/downloads.html

VirtualBox 5.2.2-119230 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

Web Package Updates

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

Drupal 8.4.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://drupal.org/download

Joomla 3.8.3 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.joomla.org/

MailEnable Enterprise 10.10 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.mailenable.com/

phpMyAdmin 4.7.6 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.
https://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

ScreenConnect 6.4.15361.6527 resolves a stability bug. This is not a security update.
https://www.screenconnect.com/Download

SMF 2.0.15 is a security update.
https://download.simplemachines.org/

WordPress 4.9.1 is a security update.
https://wordpress.org/

Contact Form 7 4.9.2 should be treated as a security update.

Email Log 2.2.4 provides license changes. This is not a security update.

NextScripts Social Networks Auto-Poster 4.1.1 resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

Postie 1.9.14 improves logging. This is not a security update.

Redirection 2.10.1 adds support for multisite and resolves several bugs. This is not a security update.

W3 Total Cache 0.9.6 resolves over a dozen issues, including disabling the anonymous tracking feature by default. This should be treated as a security update.

Widgets on Pages 1.4.0 adds TinyMCE button for widgets. This is not a security update.

WooCommerce 3.2.5 resolves dozens of bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Edit 4.0.2 resolves a couple bugs. This is not a security update.

WP Mail SMTP 1.0.0 adds several email provider integrations and improves GUI. 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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