Security updates are really piling up this week to keep up with a number of vulnerabilities in lots of different programs and operating systems. So much so that we’ve declared this (un-officially!):
August 7-13th, 2011 is International Patch Everything Week
It started early this week when we were informed by the US-CERT that all of these products had vulnerabilities that would be addressed in updates from Microsoft:
- Microsoft Windows
- Microsoft Office
- Internet Explorer
- .NET Framework
- Microsoft Developer Tools
That for the record is pretty much everything in the Microsoft world at least for the typical desktop user (except the developer tools of course). That was not the end of the notices for the week.
Today we were informed of a plethora of Adobe product security updates:
- Shockwave Player 126.96.36.1996 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- Flash Media Server 4.0.2 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux
- Flash Media Server 3.5.6 and earlier versions for Windows and Linux
- Adobe Flash Player 10.3.181.36 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris operating systems
- Adobe Flash Player 10.3.185.25 and earlier versions for Android
- Adobe AIR 2.7 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Android
- Adobe Photoshop CS5 and CS5.1 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh
- RoboHelp 9 (versions 188.8.131.52 and earlier), RoboHelp 8, RoboHelp Server 9, and RoboHelp Server 8 for Windows
This array of products covers pretty much any PC based client computer and Android to boot. So don’t delay when you are notified of new updates available this week, just run them all.
Need help finding updates?
You can refer to the original bulletins for details on your device/pc:
For Adobe Products:
For Microsoft Products:
- Security updates are available from Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for “security update”.
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from Microsoft Update
Warning: As always consult your IT department before applying software fixes. Also be aware that some software patches can cause problems.