Online criminals are increasingly exploiting vulnerabilities in popular programs to inject all kinds of malware. The software manufacturers provide security updates to close known gaps. Therefore, check regularly whether your installed programs are up to date. The table below lists the latest versions of those programs for which security updates have recently been released.
The specified risk level refers to the vulnerabilities of the respective previous version that have been eliminated with the current update. If you have an older version of this software installed, its risk may well be higher than stated here. Free update managers such as SUMo provide support in maintaining your software inventory.
The latest updates:
Brave, Chrome, Edge, FileZilla, FritzOS, Vivaldi, WinRAR, Xnview
critical – Remote access, code injection and execution possible; Exploit code is publicly available and/or vulnerability is exploited for attacks (“0-day vulnerability”)
hoch – Remote access, code injection and execution possible; no known exploits or attacks
medium – Remote access, data leaks, possible crash/DoS, crypto gap
low – local escalation of rights, data leaks possible; or new safety function(s) installed
no – normal bug fixes, no security update
k. A. – No information from the manufacturer (yet).
The classification may deviate from the manufacturer’s information. If exploit code is publicly available or if vulnerabilities are actively exploited, the risk rating increases by one level (e.g.: off hoch will critical).