Update Palooza

Published: 2013-02-20
Last Updated: 2013-02-20 21:37:41 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 2)
7 comment(s)


Adobe Acrobat Reader 11.0.02 was published today as a fix for CVE-2013-0640 and CVE-2013-0641. More information at http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb13-07.html.

Wireshark 1.9.0 was published today. It's an experimental release for testing new features for the upcoming 1.10 version.


More updates arrived:

  • Thunderbird 17.03 arrived yesterday. It fixes 8 security vulnerabilities.
  • Apple released yesterday iOS 6.1.2, which can be downloaded fast as it is small (12.8 MB). So far, this update seems to be only related with a bug on echange calendars that increases network utilization causing battery drain. Better to have last version installed as apple does not always list in a detailed way all the fixes contained in an operating system update.

Manuel Humberto Santander Peláez
SANS Internet Storm Center - Handler
e-mail: msantand at isc dot sans dot org


If you are easily confused like me, you may appreciate this quick summary as to the different updates released the last couple of days:

Oracle Java:

  • Java 7 Update 15
  • Java 6 Update  41


Firefox 19


(in addition to Apple's Java update to the versions shown above)



  • Flash Player Windows 7 and earlier 11.6.602.168 (Windows 8 and OS X is still use 167)
  • Acrobat/Reader 11.0.02 (went live on Adobe's FTP server Wed. 20th morning)

Probably the most dangerous thing you can do when applying patches is to rush. You may not only end up with a broken system, but worse, the patch may not be applied correctly. Take the time to test that you are all up to date. Encourage your coworkers and relatives to visit browsercheck.qualys.com to test if all plugins are installed correctly.

(we may update this diary for a day or two)

Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute


7 comment(s)


Thanks for an always excellent tool for keeping abreast of InfoSec news!! One VERY minor correction - the correct URL is https://browsercheck.qualys.com
Thanks for sharing this site.
Added to bookmarks instantly!
FYI, Flash for Windows 8 is still on 11.6.602.167:

You forgot to include Firefox and Thunderbird in your list! (and there's an Adobe Reader patch on the way IIRC?
URL for FTP Server download of Adobe Reader can be found here (versions 9, 10, and 11 appear to have updates available):


The above line is for Windows based platforms, go up one level to see what's available for other supported platforms :)
Firefox 19 (with native PDF reader) breaks ability to update Adobe Reader??

'setup has determined that you already have a more functional product installed'

Will reboot and try again!
Care to add the new version of Chrome to the list??

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