Hello Everyone,

Sorry for the late notice, Adobe and Oracle have released critical patches this month.  Updates of note include Acrobat Reader and Flash.


Adobe Security Bulletin

Security Updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Release date: January 14, 2014

Vulnerability identifier: APSB14-01

Priority: See table below

CVE Numbers: CVE-2014-0493, CVE-2014-0495, CVE-2014-0496

Platform: Windows and Macintosh


Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat XI (11.0.05) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities that could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Adobe recommends users update their product installations to the latest versions:



Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory - January 2014


A Critical Patch Update (CPU) is a collection of patches for multiple security vulnerabilities. Critical Patch Update patches are usually cumulative, but each advisory describes only the security fixes added since the previous Critical Patch Update advisory. Thus, prior Critical Patch Update advisories should be reviewed for information regarding earlier published security fixes. Please refer to:

Critical Patch Updates and Security Alerts for information about Oracle Security Advisories.

Due to the threat posed by a successful attack, Oracle strongly recommends that customers apply CPU fixes as soon as possible. This Critical Patch Update contains 144 new security fixes across the product families listed below.

This Critical Patch Update advisory is also available in an XML format that conforms to the Common Vulnerability Reporting Format (CVRF) version 1.1. More information about Oracle's use of CVRF is available at:

Affected Products and Components

Security vulnerabilities addressed by this Critical Patch Update affect the products listed in the categories below.  The product area of the patches for the listed versions is shown in the Patch Availability column corresponding to the specified Products and Versions column.   Please click on the link in the Patch Availability column below or in the Patch Availability Table to access the documentation for those patches.

The list of affected product releases and versions that are in Premier Support or Extended Support, under the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy is as follows:




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