11-08-2011 06:39 AM - edited 11-08-2011 07:02 AM
Microsoft is expected to release its monthly cycle of Windows critical/security updates today. They usually become available at 1 PM Eastern Standard Time in the USA.
Use Windows/Automatic updates to determine which updates are applicable to your system.
Additional Info here:
In addition, Mozilla Firefox 8 is expected to be released today.
The biggest new feature is that Firefox itself now handles third party add-on installations to avoid security problems from sketchy extensions. Also included in the new version is built-in support to search Twitter messages in the browser's address bar.
Complete article: http://lifehacker.com/5856826/firefox-8-now-available
I am not employed by Lenovo or Microsoft. I am a volunteer.
11-08-2011 04:05 PM
If you use Adobe Shockwave Player, you have one more update today! Information in my blog post at Adobe Releases Critical Update for Shockwave Player.
Not mentioned in the LifeHacker article is the information that the following security updates are included in the release of Firefox 8, in which MFSA 2011-48, MFSA 2011-49 and MFSA 2011-52 are rated Critical, with the other three updates rated High.
- MFSA 2011-52 Code execution via NoWaiverWrapper
- MFSA 2011-51 Cross-origin image theft on Mac with integrated Intel GPU
- MFSA 2011-50 Cross-origin data theft using canvas and Windows D2D
- MFSA 2011-49 Memory corruption while profiling using Firebug
- MFSA 2011-48 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:8.0)
- MFSA 2011-47 Potential XSS against sites using Shift-JIS