Thank you, no that value is fine in my installation. This is a brand-new fresh install of version 188.8.131.52 with the default theme.
I think I am dealing with a plug-in issue, as this started as soon as I installed the cybersource plugin. Line 180 in the Magento Connect screen starts failing and throwing the “Object doesn’t support property or method” error while looping here:
Back to the drawing board. Thanks again.