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getsmart37 Insecure Programs what are these
Member 1st Aug, 2010 04:57
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I am using W7 64bit

These 2 insecure programs came up Fri 30th July 10

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package 9.0.210022.218
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (64-bit)9.0.210022.8

What are these and what are they for?
If required which one do I use?

I have checked MS and all my updates are up to date.

Keith

ddmarshall RE: Insecure Programs what are these
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Have a look at these threads:

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/489...

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/490...

These are libraries required to run programs written in Visual C++.

The vulnerability was fixed by KB973924 for systems which already had this installed. KB973552, which Secunia is directed you to, is a complete replacement package and not available from Microsoft Update. Download the X64 version for a 64bit systems; X86 for 32bit systems.

I'm not sure if just installing the 64bit will deal with both warnings. Check in Programs and Features that both of these are listed. Perhaps you could post the installation paths and a 64bit user may be able to advise you.

If you have Microsoft Visual Studio, there will be additional copies in its files.



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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Programs what are these
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Keith,
Have posted this on another thread for U as well - two for the price of one!

Keith,
Good Evening. I cannot answer whether Secunia need to tweak their new detection rule but in your case U clearly have a different version to me. I am secure with Windows 7 64 Bit.

For a 64 Bit U should have 4 entries in Control Panel>add/remove.

They are listed under the heading Microsoft Visual C++ as follows:

2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17

2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148

The details for 32 Bit are shown exactly the same minus the x64 bit. Total 4 entries.

PSI should be showing 2 entries which look alike except for the 64 Bit clearly showing on one entry. The version number for both is 9.0.30729.4148.

This update was issued by Microsoft on 22/12/2009 via Windows Update. Worth checking back on your update history to see what is going on.

Hope this helps.


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getsmart37 RE: Insecure Programs what are these
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Maurice

Could this be that answer ?

I installed MS7 on 10.3.10

Keith
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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Programs what are these
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Not really. It is a new rule created by Secunia in recent times. Have U checked Windows Update? Have U got any hidden updates?

Some are waiting to see if Secunia will change the rule again & the problem will disappear. In your case not sure that will help as it looks very much like U have an old version set against my findings on my PC.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Insecure Programs what are these
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Keith,
It looks like an install of this is solving the problem.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?fa...

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