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Google Picasa 3.x

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jrsmithson Insecure program
Member 27th Mar, 2011 13:42
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Program Name:
Google Picasa 3.x

Security State:
Insecure

Download Link:
http://dl.google.com/picasa/picasa38-setup.exe

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Picasa3\Picasa3.exe, version: 3.8.117.29

Last System Scan (localtime):
26. Mar 2011, 11:48

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows Vista,

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mogs RE: Insecure program
Expert Contributor 27th Mar, 2011 14:00
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Hello.
From what I can see of it, there is a new patched version available 3.8.117.38
I'm not familiar with Picasa...but if my memory serves me well...it's a matter of updating and then removing the older file manually.
At present the Secunia advisory is showing all clear for fully patched Picasa 3.
Hope this helps....regards,

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jrsmithson RE: Insecure program
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Thanks. I have tried the update twice but it still comes back with the same message.
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mogs RE: Insecure program
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Last edited on 27th Mar, 2011 14:14
There's an update available here if it helps :-

Critical Vulnerability Patched in Google Picasa

March 25th, 2011, 16:31 GMT| By Lucian Constantin

Google has released a new version of its Picasa image organizing software in order to address a vulnerability that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely.

According to vulnerability research vendor Secunia, which rates it as highly critical, the flaw allows for attacks known as DLL hijacking or binary planting.

EDIT.
Sorry....previous link was wrong......see here :-
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Graphic/Gr...


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jrsmithson RE: Insecure program
Member 27th Mar, 2011 14:15
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I deleted the prior downloaded updates, redownloaded the update and it worked. Thanks to you all for your interest and help.
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mogs RE: Insecure program
Expert Contributor 27th Mar, 2011 14:19
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Just glad you've managed to get yourself sorted !

If the issue is now resolved ; as you are the originator of the thread, you have the option to close it, by selecting ACCEPT. This will lock the thread : preventing tag-on posts and reminder e mails.
Have a good weekend......regards,



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Anthony Wells RE: Insecure program
Expert Contributor 27th Mar, 2011 15:08
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Just so you know , I ran the PSI's (version 2.0.0.3001) "Auto- Update" option (English language only available) for Picasa and it did the job perfectly ; I needed to close my Ff browser which has the Picasa plug-in for the update to complete fully .

Anthony

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