Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the week of June 21, 2015





Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version to fix a critical vulnerability. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.6037 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
AVG Internet Security: AVG has released version 2015.0.6037 of its Internet Security 2015. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 43.0.2357.130. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 30.0.1835.88. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’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 3.6.7 [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 38.0.6
Google Chrome 43.0.2357.130
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17842
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 7.1.6 [Mac OS X]

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities


For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia and US-CERT report vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Aggregation Services Routers (ASR) 5000 Series, NX-OS, IOS XR, uBR10000 Series Universal Broadband Routers, ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, Jabber for Windows, Wireless LAN Controller (WLC), Unified MeetingPlace, Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Web Security Virtual Appliance (WSAv), Email Security Virtual Appliance (ESAv), and Security Management Virtual Appliance (SMAv). Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco Web Security Appliance 8.x and Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service 9.x. No official solutions are currently available.
NetGear: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in NetGear ProSafe FVS336G VPN Firewall. Apply update.
Symantec: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in Symantec Data Loss Prevention. Apply update.
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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