Monday, April 27, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the week of April 27, 2015


Cyber Vulnerability and Patch Report

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

Adobe Reader DC : Adobe has released version 2015.007.20033. Updates are available through the program’s Help menu/Check for Updates or from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 12.1.8.158 of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
Avast: Avast! Free Antivirus has released version 10.2.2218. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 15.0.9.504 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes has released version 1.06.1.1019 of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes has released version 2.1.6 of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 37.0.2 to fix at least xx unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.05.5176 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.4.0.102. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 12.3.2.2920 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash  17.0.0.169 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash  17.0.0.169 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash  17.0.0.169 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.007.20033
Dropbox 3.4.4 [Citadel warns against relying on Dropbox security. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the Dropbox password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Firefox 37.0.2
Google Chrome 42.0.2311.90
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17728
Java SE 8 Update 45 [Citadel recommends removing or disabling Java from your browser. Java is a major source of cyber criminal exploits. It is not needed for most internet browsing. If you have a particular web site that requires Java, Citadel recommends using a two-browser approach to minimize risk. If you normally browse the Web with Firefox, for example, disable the Java plugin in Firefox and use an alternative browser — such as Chrome, IE9, Safari, etc — with Java enabled to browse only the sites that require it.]
QuickTime 7.76.80.95
Safari 5.1.7 
Safari 7.1.5 [Mac OS X]
Skype 7.4.0.102

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities

None
For an updated list of previously announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities, please see the resources section of Citadel’s website.

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports Cisco has released updates and partial fixes for its Unified Communications Manager, Web Security Appliance, TelePresence TC Software, IOS XR, Secure ACS Solution Engine and others. Apply updates.
TeamViewer: TeamViewer has released version 10.0.41459. Updates are available from TeamViewer’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.1.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities in previous versions. Update through the application.

If someone else is responsible for the security of your computer, forward our Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report to them and follow up to make sure your computer has been patched and updated.
Vulnerability management is a key element of cyber security management. Cyber criminals take over user computers by writing computer programs that “exploit” vulnerabilities in operating systems (Windows, Apple OS, etc) and application programs (Adobe Acrobat, Office, Flash, Java, etc). When software companies find a vulnerability, they usually issue an update patch to fix the code running in their customer’s computers.
Citadel publishes our Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report to alert readers to some of the week’s important updates and vulnerabilities. Our focus is on software typically found in the small or home office (SOHO) or that users are likely to have on their home computer. The report is not intended to be a thorough listing of updates and vulnerabilities.
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