Weekend Patch Report, December 10, 2023

Keeping your computer programs patched and updated is one of the Top-5 things you can do to protect your security and privacy. This is because cyber criminals will take control of your computer by running programs that “exploit” security vulnerabilities in the programs you use. When software companies find a vulnerability, they usually issue an update to patch and fix it. It then becomes your responsibility to update the program that’s been patched. While there are tools that support this, such as Norton 360 on Windows and Ninite, it’s important that you make certain you are running the latest versions. This is your responsibility.

Important Security Updates

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The following lists current versions of common software programs. Items in Bold have been updated in the past week. If you use these programs, you should update them. Updates are usually available from within the program. If not, updates can be downloaded from the company’s website.

7-Zip: 23.01.

AVG 23.9.3302.

Adobe Acrobat Reader 2023.006.20380

Apple iOS 17.1.2

Apple iPadOS 17.1.2

Apple macOS Sonoma 14.1.2

Apple macOS Ventura  13.6.2

Apple watchOS  10.1.1

Chrome updated to 120.0.6099.71.

Dropbox updated to 188.4.6302.

Edge updated to 120.0.2210.61.

ExpressVPN 12.65.0

Firefox 120.0.1.

Foxit Reader 2023.3.0.23028.

Google Drive for Desktop updated to


KeePass 2 2.55.


Microsoft 365 & Office

Microsoft Teams  (64-bit).

Microsoft Windows 

Notepad++ 8.6.

Opera Chromium updated to 105.0.4970.34.

Safari 17.1.2

Skype updated to

Spotify updated to

TeamViewer 15 updated to 15.48.5.

Thunderbird updated to 115.5.1.

Zoom updated to


If you are responsible for the security of your computer, our Weekend Patch Report is for you. We strongly urge you to take action to keep your system(s) patched and updated.

If someone else is responsible for the security of your computer, forward our Weekend Patch Report to them and follow up to make sure your computer has been patched and updated.

Vulnerability management is a key element of information security management. Cyber criminals take over user computers by writing computer programs that “exploit” vulnerabilities in operating systems (Windows, Apple OS, etc) and application programs (Adobe Acrobat, Chrome & Firefox, Office, etc). When software companies find a vulnerability, they usually issue an update patch to fix the code running in their customer’s computers.

SecureTheVillage publishes our Weekend Patch Report to alert readers to some of the week’s important updates and vulnerabilities. Our focus is on software typically found in the small or home office (SOHO) or that users are likely to have on their home computer. The report is not intended to be a thorough listing of updates.

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