Apple QuickTime Patch Fixes 15 Flaws — Krebs on Security
Apple this week issued an update that plugs at least 15 security holes in its QuickTime media player. The patch – which brings QuickTime to version 7.6.9 — quashes several critical bugs that could be exploited to install malicious software were a user to load a poisoned media file. Updates are available for both Mac and Windows versions of the program.
- Apple's bulletin: About the security content of QuickTime 7.6.9
- Apple plugs 15 gaping security holes in QuickTime | ZDNet
- Get it here: QuickTime Download
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13, Thunderbird 3.1.7
The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.13 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, operate with elevated privileges, spoof the location bar, or operate with elevated privileges.
Update Fri 10 Dec 2010 18:31 MST:
- Mozilla Firefox 3.6.13 Release Notes
- SANS: Firefox version 3.6.13 SANS also notes that Thunderbird 3.1.7 and 3.0.11 have also been released.
MS Patch Tuesday heads-up: 17 bulletins, 40 vulnerabilities | ZDNet
The December batch of patches will cover security holes in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint and Exchange, according to an advance notice posted Thursday.
Of the 17, Microsoft said two bulletins will be rated “critical,” the company’s highest severity rating. Of the remainder, 14 will be rated “important.”
And for a final note, if you use CCleaner, you should update to version 3.01. It has lots of improvements. Get a portable version from the CCleaner - Builds page.
Piriform Blog - CCleaner v3.01
- Improved application startup time and INI loading speeds.
- Removed need to reboot for Index.dat cleaning.
- Improved cookie cleaning in Firefox 4.0 Beta 7.
- Improved Chromium based browser detection and cleaning.
- Added support for Adobe Reader 10 and Acronis True Image.
- Improved cleaning for 7-Zip, Adobe Reader 9.0, Microsoft Silverlight Isolated Storage, WinPatrol and Microsoft Management Console.