Weekend Patch Report, October 29, 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 2023.006.20360

Apple macOS Ventura  updated to  13.6.1

Apple iOS updated to  17.1

Apple iPadOS  updated to  17.1

Apple watchOS updated to  10.1

Chrome updated to 118.0.5993.118.

Dropbox 185.4.6054.

Edge updated to 118.0.2088.76.

ExpressVPN updated to 12.61.04.

Firefox updated to 119.0.

Foxit Reader 2023.2.0.21408.

Google Drive for Desktop

iTunes updated to

KeePass2 2.55.

Malwarebytes updated to

Microsoft 365 & Office updated.

Microsoft Teams (64-bit)

Microsoft Windows  updated.

Notepad++ 8.5.8.

Opera Chromium updated to 104.0.4944.28.

Safari updated to 17.1



TeamViewer 15 updated to 15.47.3.

Thunderbird updated to 115.4.1.

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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