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Multiple vulnerabilities in commonly used client software

Published: 2008-02-08
Last Updated: 2008-02-08 02:28:57 UTC
by Raul Siles (Version: 1)
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The last couple of days have brought up multiple serious vulnerabilities in very commonly used client software:

As you already know, clients are one of the main targets for attacks nowadays. Ensure your automatic software update mechanisms are working properly or go back to the manual update process, but please, patch! BTW, based on a quick test, at this time only some of the new updates already show up on the automatic update features of the affected products: Adobe Reader and Firefox do, while Quick Time does not.

A topic I have been researching a little bit about recently is "update tools for third-party client applications". What tools do you use to manage updates on commonly used third-party client tools, apart from the expensive corporate solutions? Please, send us your suggestions and I will summarize in a future post.

-- Raul Siles
www.raulsiles.com

 

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