Category Archives: Patches

Security patches and updates

Adobe Flash Player now at 10.1.82.76



Adobe has released an update to Flash Player. It’s a security fix, preventing either execution of arbitrary code (malware installs are possible), or a denial of service attack.

More at US Homeland Security, here.

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Second Tuesday Update: Java

Microsoft has the usual set of patches for the July 13th, Second Tuesday patch set–I see three for Windows 7, and three for Office 2007–be sure to get the ‘optional’ updates to the help files, because this month’s patches involve fixes to the help format that prevent remote code execution.

Other companies are using the Second Tuesday release date as well. This time Sun has an update for Java; your installations of Java should be 6, release 21.

The list of the most-commonly installed web file viewers and their current patch levels and links to version tests and installers has been updated, it’s here: www.startupware.com/patches