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Microsoft and Adobe release critical security updates.


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 01:18 PM

Today both Microsoft and Adobe have released critical security updates for Windows and Flash. These updates resolve security issues that allow remote code execution or privilege escalation. It is strongly advised that all Windows and Adobe Flash users install these updates.

As part of Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday release are 11 security updates that fix vulnerabilities ithat could allow remote code execution and escalation of privileges. These updates are for multiple Microsoft products including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and Windows. For a full list of security updates released today you can view the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for April 2015.

Adobe also released critical security updates for Flash and recommend all users upgrade to Adobe Flash Player 17.0.0.169. These security updates resolve memory corruption vulnerabilities in Flash Player that could allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. As Flash is a common attack vector for exploit kits, it is strongly recommended that you immediately upgrade to the latest version.


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Posted 14 April 2015 - 01:33 PM

Thank you Lawrence for keeping us abreast of these vulnerabilities. Just another in many reasons for being a member of this forum.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 01:38 PM

WIndows update isn't showing any important updates at the moment. Thanks for the update Grinler.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 01:53 PM

WIndows update isn't showing any important updates at the moment. Thanks for the update Grinler.


May not have pushed out to your region yet. I am seeing them on my end:

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 02:32 PM

Just checked for updates manually, and they popped up. I have 9 for Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bits, however, Microsoft Office isn't installed.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:27 PM

Oracle released a patch for Java as well today:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpuapr2015-2365600.html

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:28 PM

Which means we're going to receive a million calls starting tomorrow at work because our payroll platform won't be accessible anymore and the employees will get Java prompts every seconds. Yay, I love Java.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 03:53 PM

Done! Thank you so much buddy! greysmouth BO IT.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:08 PM

Regarding flash updates, are these of concern to users who never use IE (with a built in flash player) but instead use firefox without any flash plugin installed? Also any idea when chrome's internal flash player will get a patch for the current flash vulnerabilities?


Warning about the windows updates, many of the online description pages for them appear to be down at present. The pages for the security updates released today all loaded fine but the pages for non-security updates to windows and programs in the ms office suite mainly gave "oops" errors.

Edited by rp88, 14 April 2015 - 04:09 PM.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:34 PM

Tomorrow is not going to be a good day.  I think I'll call all my clients and ask for backups today before they update.  I can't count the number of failed or corrupted download/installs/updates that created chaos the day after.  Thankfully most will heed the backup call.  This has become a problem before with Java and many users dumped it thereafter.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:56 PM

Didn't know java (or flash) caused problems when updating, though windows updates can go badly sometimes. Surely the worst a botched java or flash update can do is cripple one program on a computer system, whilst in the worst case scenario a botched windows update can leave you unable to start the operating system.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 04:59 PM

May not have pushed out to your region yet. I am seeing them on my end:

My rule, and hence the timing of my alarm on my phone is 2030 uk time. In my area updates have usually been released by that time, Though I usually check on the wednesday morning as well just to make sure that thre isn't aqnything which should have been offered to me but was a bit late in being made available.
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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:16 PM

so.......do these windows/java updates have problems or not?



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:17 PM

So far, they don't seem to have any issues. I've rarely seen a rarely buggy Java update, so go ahead. As for the Windows Updates, you can install them right now or wait a few days and wait for other users' input. Personally I installed them and my computer restarded just fine.

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Posted 14 April 2015 - 10:19 PM

So far, they don't seem to have any issues. I've rarely seen a rarely buggy Java update, so go ahead. As for the Windows Updates, you can install them right now or wait a few days and wait for other users' input. Personally I installed them and my computer restarded just fine.

Thanks for the quick reply.






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