Archive for February, 2012

Summary of Microsoft and third party patches for February

Friday, February 17th, 2012

If I was going to try to summarize the scope of patches for February the term that comes to mind is ‘massive’.  February not only included nine security patches for 21 vulnerabilities in almost all current Microsoft products including Windows Client Operating Systems, Windows Server Operating Systems, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Visio (Viewer), SharePoint, […]

A new version of Java was released on February 14

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Oracle released a new version of Java on February 14.  The most current releases are 1.6.31 and 1.7.03. They can be downloaded from the links below Oracle-Java – 1.6.31 -  http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp 1.7.03 -   http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index-jsp-138363.html#javasejdk  (as of yet not considered a production release)

A new version of Google Chrome was released on Feb 15

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

On February 15,  Google released a new version of Chrome. The updated version addresses a number of stability issues and security vulnerabilities and also includes a new version of flash. The current version of Google Chrome is 17.0.963.56.    It can be downloaded from http://www.google.com/chrome

A new version of Adobe Flash was released on Feb 15

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Adobe released a new version of Flash on Wednesday, February 15 to address vulnerabilities identified in the previous version. The updated version can be downloaded from – http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/ The current versions for the various platforms are as follows: Windows/Macintosh/Linux/Solaris – 11.1.102.62 Android 4 – 11.1.115.6 Android 3 and earlier – 11.1.111.6

Firefox and Thunderbird version 10 released – Extended Support Release also now available.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Version 10 of Firefox and Thunderbird were released on January 31. Several security fixes have been implemented. With the release of Firefox version 10, Mozilla has also begun deployment of the Extended Support Release – https://wiki.mozilla.org/Enterprise/Firefox/ExtendedSupport:Proposal The Extended Support Release will provide large organizations (such as Universities, Schools, City/State governments) additional time (when compared to […]

Security update issued for Apple Snow Leopard and Lion – February 1

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

On February 1, Apple released several security updates for the Snow Le0pard (10.6.8) and Lion (10.7.*) operating systems.  There are 39 vulnerabilities addressed in the security update. The updated release is known as 10.7.3. Details about the new release are available at the following URL:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5130 The following products have security updates included: Address book […]