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ky331
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Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner, Firefox, SAS

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 security updates.   Based on previous history, they should become available at 1 P.M. [USA - Eastern STANDARD Time]


Reminder that there is a new procedure:   Windows Update for consumer PCs will offer a [single] security monthly quality update (also known as the "monthly rollup") that will contain all new security fixes for a month... plus fixes from all previous monthly rollups.

A rollup is simply multiple patches rolled together into a single update. These rollups will replace individual patches . Each monthly rollup will supersede the previous month's rollup. The ultimate goal is for these monthly rollups to become fully cumulative, which will happen as the team adds patches released in the past, so users need only to install the latest single rollup.

For more information, see http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-issues-more-guidance-for-admins-ahead-of-first-monthly-window...

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

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR

Adobe Flash has released version 24.0.0.186

In today's scheduled release, we've updated Flash Player and AIR with important bug fixes, security updates, and new features.

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

Adobe is aware of a report that an exploit for CVE-2016-7892 exists in the wild, and is being used in limited, targeted attacks against users running Internet Explorer (32-bit) on Windows --- meaning today's patch is "urgent".

 
Direct downloads (no bundled junk) for Windows 7 and earlier :
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Flash (ActiveX) for IE/Edge in Win8.1/10 will be updated to 24.0.0.186, via Microsoft Update:
 
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-154 - Security Update for Adobe Flash Player (3209498)
 

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR

Adobe AIR (for those who have/use AIR) has released version 24.0.0.180

https://get.adobe.com/air/

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR

CCleaner v5.25.5902 (13 Dec 2016)

- Added support for Firefox Web Extensions
- Improved Firefox History and Cache cleaning
- Improved Chrome and Opera Session cleaning
- Improved Edge Extensions management
- Improved DPI awareness and support
- Minor GUI improvements
- Minor bug fixes

Either be careful to UNcheck any pre-checked offers for bundled programs/toolbars (unless you really want them)... or else, wait a few days until the SLIM build is released.

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner

The Microsoft Updates for December are listed here: 

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-dec

12 updates... 6 critical ; 6 important

Remark:   Since Windows Update now offers users only the "Monthly Quality Rollup", I am no longer going to list the individual updates here... those interested can consult the above link.

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EDIT:   On this particular Win7x64 SP1 system, the Windows Quality Rollup (kb 3207752) was 142.8 MB.   Additionally, I was offered a quality rollup for DotNet, and 5 updates for Office 2010

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner

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 December, version 5.43
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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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This month's MSRT adds detection/removal of Win32/Clodaconas , a browser-modifier which serves unsolicited ads through DNS hijacking https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=BrowserModifer%3aWin32... 
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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner

Firefox 50.1

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/50.1.0/releasenotes/

Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 50.1  - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox/#firefox50.1.0  

Available via the program's internal updater:   Help / About Firefox

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snowshine
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner, Firefox

I am dreading this month's Auto Update because on the 9th Friday my desktop installed the following

Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3201845).

Following that the desktop had it's restart cycle... I lost the internet connection.

I could not access on the browser my router...

Just (desperate, not knowing what nest to do) restarted and got the connection back.

Then on searching the internet, I could find few others talking about the same problem.

Just now here in UK on the BBC website  find this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38301548

I am now not sure if this Patch Tuesday Automatic update is going to scupper my desktop?

Regards

 

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner, Firefox

12/06/2016 SUPERAntiSpyware
SAS 6.0.1230
Technology Changes
  • Service release
  • Various bug fixes

was finally pushed through the internal updater today.

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ky331
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RE: Updates 12/13/16 - Windows Updates, Flash/AIR, CCleaner, Firefox, SAS

Snow,

See http://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-kb3206632-internet-connectivity-problems

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