Thursday, December 06, 2018

Pale Moon Version 28.2.2 Released

Pale Moon
Pale Moon has been updated to version 28.2.2 to address a critical usability issue in the history and bookmarks window. The Linux versions will follow.

From the Release Notes:


  • Changed the about:feeds icon for external applications to a generic icon, since that kind of access to executables is no longer allowed for security reasons.
  • Fixed issues with copying/pasting bookmarks in the Library View.
  • Fixed a crash occurring when using HTTP pipelining over some (broken) proxies.
  • Fixed several issues with animated WebP display (animations stopping, corrupted frames on lossy images, etc.)
  • Fixed an issue with the display of truncated GIF images.
  • Fixed an issue with deleting recent history not working properly.
  • Fixed incorrect duplicate compatibility mode preferences in about:config.


To get the update now, select "Help" from the Pale Moon menu at the upper left of the browser window.  Select About Pale Moon > Check for Updates.

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Adobe Flash Player Critical Security Update Released

Adobe Flashplayer

Adobe has released Version of Adobe Flash Player and AIR for Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS. one critical vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and one important vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player installer. Successful exploitation could lead to Arbitrary Code Execution and privilege escalation in the context of the current user respectively. 

Adobe is aware of reports that an exploit for CVE-2018-15982 exists in the wild.

Release date:  December 5, 2018
Vulnerability identifier: APSB18-42
Platform:  Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Chrome OS

Vulnerability details

Vulnerability Category Vulnerability Impact Severity CVE Number
Use after free Arbitrary Code Execution Critical CVE-2018-15982 
Insecure Library Loading (DLL hijacking) Privilege Escalation Important CVE-2018-15983

Fixed Issues

Flash Player
  • Assorted security and functional fixes


*Important Note:  Downloading the update from the Adobe Flash Player Download Center link includes a pre-checked option to install unnecessary extras, such as McAfee Scan Plus or Google Drive.  If you use the download center, uncheck any unnecessary extras that you do not want.  They are not needed for the Flash Player update.

    Verify Installation

    To verify the Adobe Flash Player version number installed on your computer, go to the About Flash Player page, or right-click on content running in Flash Player and select "About Adobe Flash Player" from the menu. 

    Do this for each browser installed on your computer.

    To verify the version of Adobe Flash Player for Android, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Adobe Flash Player x.x.


    Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
    May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    Windows 10 and Windows 7 Cumulative Updates Released

    Microsoft has released cumulative updates with non-security improvements and fixes for Windows 10 versions 1803 and 1709 as well as for Windows 7.  The update for both versions 1803 and 1709 and Windows 7 (Preview of Monthly Rollup) includes quality improvements with no new operating system features introduced.

    The updates are available from Windows Update or the Microsoft Update Catalog.  See the referenced links below for the changes.  
    Note:  Among other Known Issues, please note the following which applies to all systems:
    "After installing this update, users may not be able to use the Seek Bar in Windows Media Player when playing specific files."
    Microsoft is working on a resolution for the Seek Bar issue and will provide an update in an upcoming release.

    Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
    May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...