This month (May 2016), patches are available for Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Apple iTunes, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The top priority this month is Adobe Flash due to a report of an exploit for CVE-2016-4117. The Microsoft Patch Tuesday bulletin addresses this particular CVE (Common Vulnerability and Exposure), but there are several additional vulnerabilities that are remedied by this Flash patch that Microsoft did not originally address. Chrome, Mozilla or Opera should be next and prioritized based on their prevalence within the environment.
26 May 2016
Google has released Version 51.0.2704.63 of the Chrome browser. This version improves password management, optimizes page rendering, and provides security and bug fixes.
18 May 2016
Apple has released a new Version 12.4.0 of the iTunes software. This version updates the interface design, with changes to menus, navigation, media picker and sidebar, as well as providing bug fixes.
Flash Player 21.0
12 May 2016
Adobe has released Version 220.127.116.11 of the Flash Player plugin for browsers. To download the full offline installer, use these links depending upon your browser: Internet Explorer or Firefox or Opera. Use Windows Update to update the built-in Flash Player in IE11 under Windows 8 and 10, and Edge under Windows 10. Update to the latest version of Chrome to update its built-in Flash Player.
12 May 2016
Google has released Version 50.0.2661.102 of the Chrome browser. This version provides security and bug fixes.
Acrobat Reader DC 2015 11
11 May 2016
Adobe has released a new Version 2015.016.20039 of its free software for viewing PDF documents, now known as Acrobat Reader DC. This update contains security and bug fixes.
5 May 2016
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 37.0.2178.43. This update provides security and bug fixes.
Opera 37.05 May 2016
The Opera browser has been updated to Version 37.0.2178.32. Changes in this update include a built-in ad blocker, a video pop-out feature, a Chromium update, as well as security and bug fixes.
4 May 2016
Mozilla has released Version 46.0.1 of the Firefox browser. This update contains bug fixes.
Randy The Tech Professor