ky331
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1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

DISCLAIMER:  This thread is currently "under construction", and will be edited for the remainder of today.   Please excuse any blank spaces or crossed-out "placeholders" for items expected to be announced.

Today is Microsoft Tuesday --- the SECOND Tuesday of the month --- on which Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows critical/security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern Standard Time]

Please use Windows/Automatic Updates to determine which updates are applicable to your particular system.

Updates are also expected for Adobe Reader & Shockwave.

 

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

Adove SHOCKWAVE Player has been updated to Version 12.2.3.183

  https://get.adobe.com/shockwave/


Remark:   If you don't already have/use Shockwave, then you probably don't need it.   If you have/use it, be sure to keep it up-to-date.

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, for Windows.  

These updates address critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system:

 

 

Adobe Reader XI, sequential update (starting from any Windows 11.x version) to 11.0.14

https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=6011

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Remark:   For people using Reader DC (Document Cloud), or other Reader versions for Windows, you can locate your appropriate update here:  https://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=10&platform=Windows

 

For people using Acrobat  for Windows, you can locate your appropriate update here:  http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Windows

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Documentation has been released as https://helpx.adobe.com/security/products/reader/apsb16-02.html

and https://www.adobe.com/devnet-docs/acrobatetk/tools/ReleaseNotes/11/11.0.14.html

 

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

The Adobe Reader/Acrobat updates insist on reactivating several associated StartUp programs (registry entries) that you might have previously disabled.

I've found the most effective way to stop them is to use CCleaner, select Tools / Startup , and then click-on and DISABLE each of the Adobe entries (if present):

Acrotray (Adobe Assistant)

ARM

SpeedLauncher

[ Not sure why, but CCleaner is doing a better job on these Adobe "pests" than WinPatrol.... ]

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

WARNING:  The link for this separate download of the MSRT is now pre-checking a box to also download "MSN default homepage & Bing default search engine".    Be sure to uncheck this, unless you really want it!

 

Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT, MRT) for January, version 5.32

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/malicious-software-removal-tool-details.aspx 

Reminder:   Users who are paranoid about the remote possibility of a FP can opt to run this tool from a Command Prompt, appending a   /N   parameter [for "detect only" mode].

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

Reminder:   Adobe Acrobat X [10] and Adobe Reader X [10] are no longer supported; end-of-life was 11/15/15.

Adobe recommends Acrobat/Reader X users install Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for the latest features and security updates.


Remark:  Adobe Acrobat/Reader 11 is still available [as an alternative to DC].

https://blogs.adobe.com/documentcloud/adobe-acrobat-x-and-adobe-reader-x-end-of-support/

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

From https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-jan

The following 6 updates are rated CRITICAL:

MS16-001 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3124903)

MS16-002 Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3124904)

MS16-003 Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3125540)

MS16-004 Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3124585)

MS16-005  Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Remote Code Execution (3124584)

MS16-006  Security Update for Silverlight to Address Remote Code Execution (3126036)

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The following 3 updates are rated IMPORTANT:

MS16-007  Security Update for Microsoft Windows to Address Remote Code Execution (3124901)

MS16-008   Security Update for Windows Kernel to Address Elevation of Privilege (3124605)

MS16-010 Security Update in Microsoft Exchange Server to Address Spoofing (3124557)

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Observation:   There was no  MS16-009  released today.

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

On this particular Win7x64SP1 system, I was offered 18 updates (9 Windows, 8 Office, Silverlight), totaling 214.2 MEG

And that's in addition to the MSRT, which I had downloaded/run earlier today, when it became available.

Remark:  I declined the recommended/optional update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664 Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7

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ky331
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

(the embedded) Flash for IE11/ActiveX  on Win 8.1 was finally updated to 20.0.0.272 today

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/2755801

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133431

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RoHe
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RE: 1/12/16 - "Update Tuesday"

The latest Adobe Reader update (v11.0.14) crashes randomly on my Win 7 Pro, 32-bit PC, but mostly when I try to save an open pdf in a different location.

And it keeps asking for access to the internet even though I set it to Never look for updates. Also have the Adobe Update Service disabled in services.msc and unchecked in msconfig. Have I overlooked some setting somewhere?  Finally just told the firewall to block Adobe without ever asking me again.

Anybody else having crash problems?

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

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