Monday, June 22, 2015

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




Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Professional: Adobe has released Adobe Flash Professional CC Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Photoshop CC 2015: Adobe has released version 16.0 to fix multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’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 3.6.7 [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 43.0.2357.124
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 reports vulnerabilities in Cisco IOS, IOS XR, UCS Central Software, Adaptive Security Appliance, Prime Collaboration, and Virtualization Experience Client 6000 Series. Apply updates. Secunia reports a partially fixed OpenSSL vulnerability in many Cisco products. Apply updates if available. Secunia reports an unpatched security vulnerability in Cisco TelePresence Advanced Media Gateway Series. No official solution is currently available.
Drupal: US-CERT reports multiple critical vulnerabilities in Drupal core. Apply updates.
McAfee: Secunia reports multiple highly critical vulnerabilities in the McAfee Email Gateway Appliance. Apply update.
Oracle: Secunia reports that Oracle has released an update for Linux to address the OpenSSL vulnerability. Apply update.
Symantec: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. 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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