Updates 2011-06-14

Patch Tuesday has arrived, and it’s a big one, folks.

Microsoft has released between 14 and 23 updates (depending on your configuration) for Windows, .NET, Internet Explorer, MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL Server, MSDE, SSMSE, InfoPath, Visual Studio, MSRT, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, WSUS, and Windows Mail. This includes security updates. A reboot is required.
http://update.microsoft.com/
Also note that IE9 is now rated “important” and will be pushed to many users automatically when you install updates. You can unselect it as an option through the custom configuration, but it does add newer security features so should be installed by anyone on Vista and Windows 7. There are a few changes you can make to the new default options to make it more consistent with previous versions.

Apple released updates to OSX, AirPort, iTunes, Logic Express, Logic Pro, and ProKit. This includes security updates. A reboot is not required. Use the Apple Updater to get the most recent updates.

Acrobat and Adobe Reader 10.1 is a major update that provides security fixes, feature updates, and major enhancements such as Protected View for Acrobat. A reboot is not required. Use Help, Check for updates to obtain this update. If you have both Acrobat AND Reader, make sure you update BOTH!

Java 6u26 is a security update. If you’re running a 64-bit operating system, be sure to get BOTH the 32-bit and 64-bit Java Runtimes. For 32-bit OS, get only the 32-bit build:
http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp

Flash Player, Adobe AIR and Shockwave have all had critical security updates over the last few days. Download each of the following, close all browsers, then install each of the files.
https://12pd.com/click?air
https://12pd.com/click?flash
https://12pd.com/click?flashie
https://12pd.com/click?shockwave

Driver Updates

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

nVidia 275.33 adds newer hardware support, performance and stability improvements, particularly within the 3D interface. This is not a security update.
http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx?lang=en-us

Browser Updates

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

SeaMonkey 2.1 integrates a settings Sync option, better file management, and a number of other improvements. This is not a security update. Use Help, Check For Updates to get the most recent version.

Internet Updates

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

FileZilla 3.5.0 is primarily a bugfix release. This version corrects several OS-dependent behaviors, but also migrates the queue to a more stable (and faster!) back-end, and a couple crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://filezilla-project.org/

WinSCP 4.3.3 adds IPv6 support, library updates, daylight savings time and timezone improvements, and a number of minor bug fixes. This is not a security update.
http://winscp.net/eng/index.php

Skype 5.1 for Mac and 5.3.0.116 resolves a crash issue related to a network error on the 26th. This is not a security update.
http://www.skype.com/intl/en/home

Codec Updates

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

Win7 Codec Package 2.8.9 corrects a bug in avi, mpeg and h264 file parsing. 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.

iTunes 10.3.1 adds new “iTunes in the Cloud” features: Automatic Downloads – the ability to purchase on one device and have it download/install thru any connection available to other devices registered to your account. This feature works with previous purchases, as long as it is still available within the iTunes store. This version also fixes other bugs. This is a security update. Use the Adobe Updater to install this update. A reboot may be required.

VLC Media Player 1.1.10 is a security update. You should be prompted to update when opening VLC, or use Help, Check for Updates to install this version.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html

CDBurnerXP 4.3.8.2568 reverts an included library to a known stable version. This is not a security update, but is a significant stability improvement.
http://cdburnerxp.se/

Office Updates

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

Notepad++ 5.9.2 corrects a crash bug, a couple other issues, and adds clipboard history and character insertion option. This is not a security update.
http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Security Software Updates

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

MalwareBytes’ Anti-Malware 1.51 improves performance, update speed, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free

Wireshark 1.6.0 corrects several bugs, improves support for large files, SSL session key export, custom columns, SMB export, as well as a number of added protocols. This is not a security update.
http://www.wireshark.org/

Capture Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Fraps 3.4.5 reduces the memory footprint, increases performance capturing Vista/Win7, and corrects several bugs relating to OpenGL and color scrambling. This is not a security update.
http://www.fraps.com/

VideoCacheView 1.93 adds an alternate row highlighting scheme. 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.

DVDFab 8.0.9.8 adds additional hardware decoding support, improved profile management, FINALLY adds the ability to disable the folder view that opens automatically in 8+, and corrects a few crash bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.dvdfab.com/download.htm

Game Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

Minecraft and Minecraft Server 1.6.5 and 1.6.6 correct a number of bugs with physics, blocking, performance, and continuity. Adds mapping, hatches, tall grass, multi-player “nether”, and significantly improved network compression. This is not a security update, but the performance issues were severe, so this should be treated as important.
http://www.minecraft.net/

Utility Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

RoboForm and RoboForm2Go 7.3.2 improves Opera/Chrome handling, adds Firefox 5 support and corrects a handful of bugs. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?roboform

LogMeIn 4.1.1848 corrects several minor bugs. This is not a security update. Right-click on the LogMeIn icon in your tray and select “Open LogMeIn”, click “About”, then “Check for Updates”. After a few minutes of downloading, the updater will start. You’ll be prompted to click “Update”, approve installation and finally “close” the installer when done.

CCleaner 3.07.1457 improves existing application support, and adds Safari Icon history, Flash Player SOL, Windows Elevated Diagnostics, a number of media players, and improves Chrome, RDP, Recent Documents, Windows Servises and exclusion options. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Ketarin 1.6.0.434 significantly improves performance, adds header assignment thru a new httpx protocol, infinite custom columns, adds the ability to view more than one search side-by-side, a “wait” option, setup instructions extended significantly, variable-ization of a lot more fields, better handling of {f:*} variables, new urldecode function, and significantly impreoved template management. This is not a security update.
http://ketarin.canneverbe.com/

Goodsync and Goodsync2Go 8.7.1.0 adds Mac support, SkyDrive protocol, Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon S3 striping, and various other improvements. This is not a security update.
https://12pd.com/click?goodsync

Hamachi 2.0.3.111 improves tunneling, especially on poor connections, improves UPnP support, and corrects several bugs. This is not a security update. Use About, Check for Updates to install this update.

NirCmd 2.55 improves savescreenshot support to add dimensions, clipboard and full capabilities. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html

Speccy 1.11.256 adds stability and performance updates, and corrects a number of bugs. This is not a security update.
http://www.piriform.com/speccy

WhatIsHang 1.07 adds WaitForSingleObject processing. This is not a security update.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/what_is_hang.html

Developer Updates

These are unlikely to be of interest to most people.

MySQL 5.5.13 corrects a couple dozen bugs, including several memory leaks. This is not a security update.
http://www.mysql.com/downloads/mysql/

TortoiseSVN 1.6.16 corrects a memory leak in the shell extension. This is not a security update.
http://tortoisesvn.net/downloads

Web Package Updates

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

WordPress 3.1.3 provides more than a dozen changes, including 7 security fixes. This update is especially important if you allow user content on your site, as previous versions did not properly sanitize input. This is a security update.
http://wordpress.org/

BuddyStream 2.0.5 is a core update. This is not a security update.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddystream/

phpMyAdmin 3.4.2 improves stability and corects a number of minor bugs — including a version leak. This should be treated as a security update.
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/news.php

That’s all for now folks. Keep it clean out there. 😉

Regards,

Shawn K. Hall
https://SaferPC.info/
https://12PointDesign.com/