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walrafen Insecure Program versions shown by Secunia.
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Last edited on 31st Mar, 2009 00:06

Secunia shows that I have three "Insecure Programs":
1) Adobe Reader 9.x 9.0.0.332
2) Sun Java JRE 1.5.x / 5.x 5.0.60.5
3) Vim 7.x 7.0.262.0

1) I uninstalled my Adobe and downloaded a brandnew version 9.1.0 from their website. Secunia still complains and says I have version 9.0.0.322.

2) The Secunia Solution Wizard does nothing so I went to the Sun website and there is no Sun Java JRE in their library of downloads unless I just don't recognize it by whatever name they are calling it.

3) Secunia downloads Vim 7.2, which I verified separately is the latest version of VIM, and then continues to complain and says I have version 7.0.262.0.

So, nothing I do solves any of the three identified Insecure Programs.

Can anyone tell me what I should do next please? Thanks- Verne

wr RE: Insecure Program versions shown by Secunia.
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I believe you still have remnants of an old version somewhere on your PC.

This should help you find it.

To locate the exact file that the Secunia PSI has detected, please follow there guidelines using the
ADVANCED interface:
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* Click on the + sign of the program to “expand’ it.
* Click on Technical Details in the Toolbox to see the installation path of the detected file.
* Remember the installation path and close down the menu.
* Click Open Folder and locate the detected file.

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walrafen RE: Insecure Program versions shown by Secunia.
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Happy anniversary "wr"... it has been a year already since you joined the Secunia Community!

You were mostly RIGHT! 1) was hiding on my backup harddrive and 3) was still there in a sibling folder so that both versions were available for use for some reason. Still working on the missing functionality of 2) but I think it is SUN's regular Java software so will go look for their latest release of that by whatever they call it.

Thanks for the good clue/guidance- Verne
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wr RE: Insecure Program versions shown by Secunia.
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Thanks Vern for the well wishes. Also glad to see you're on the right track to correcting your issues. The one easy fix for the backup file is to create an ignore rule for that file. Need any more help, post back here, I'm not the only one lurking around to help out.
Regards,
wr

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Kurosh RE: Insecure Program versions shown by Secunia.
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You can check your Add / Remove programs to see what version(s) of Java you have currently installed. If you have "Jave(TM) 6 Update 13", you're completely up to date, and no need to search further. Any other versions should be uninstalled. In this case, most likely the insecure version detected is in your \i386 folder, which was used only when Windows was initially installed. You can create an ignore rule for the \i386 folder.

Otherwise, if you don't have the lastest Java, you can get it here:

http://www.java.com/getjava/

Best Wishes,
Kurosh
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walrafen RE: Insecure Program versions shown by Secunia.
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Thanks Kurosh! I had already figured out that many of my messages were coming from C:/i386 so I copied the whole directory to my 1TB backup drive and blew it away from my C: drive since I am not running XP but Vista and am guessing, being a bit of a novice at systems, that I'll likely never need any of the drivers from XP... BUT I kept the directory JUST IN CASE as I am the sort that would wear suspenders and a belt.

I figured out the RULE thing after I went through that exercise but the work didn't hurt as it cleaned up my C: drive. I then built a RULE to ignore my 1TB backup drive as I had been turning it off to avoid messages coming from it through Secunia. <BG>

I had also tracked down the correct Java software 6.13... things aren't always immediately apparent to me but if I slog through things long enough I generally figure them out eventually.

Thanks for everybody's help but I'm set for now and am moving on to other tasks... AFTER I get some shuteye. Goodnight- Verne
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