Sunday, May 24, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of May 24, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report


Important Security Updates
Apple Watch OS: Apple has released OS1.0.1 for its Apple Watch. Updates are available from the iPhone; open the Watch app and tap through My Watch > General > Software Update or from Apple’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.5961 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 43.0.2357.65. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 3.1.95 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Opera: Opera has released version 29.0.1795.60. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.007.20033
Dropbox 3.4.6 [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 38.0.1
Google Chrome 43.0.2357.65
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.]
Safari 5.1.7 
Safari 7.1.6 [Mac OS X]

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities

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 Intelligence Center, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP), and others. Apply updates.
 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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