Monday, July 06, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the week of July 6, 2015




Important Security Updates

Apple iOS: Apple has released version 8.4 of its iOS. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.12.0 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes for Windows 7 and 8. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple OS X Yosemite: Apple has released updates for OS X Yosemite to address security vulnerabilities. Update to version 10.10.4 or apply Security Update 2015-005.
Apple QuickTime: Apple has released version 7.7.7 of QuickTime for Windows 7 and Vista.  Updates are available from within the program or Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 8.0.7 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.3, Safari 7.1.7 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, Safari 6.2.7 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.6081 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
AVG Internet Security: AVG has released version 2015.0.6081 of its Internet Security 2015. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.6.8 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Evernote: Evernote has released version Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes has released version of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes has released version of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 39.0 to address multiple security vulnerabilities. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’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 3.6.8 [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 39.0
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 7.1.7, 8.07, 6.2.7 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, Mountain Lion]

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities


For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Unified IP Phones 9900 Series, Unified Communications Domain Manager (CUCDM), Unified MeetingPlace, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), and NX-OS. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco Headend System Releases and multiple products running NX-OS . No official solutions are currently available.
McAfee: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in McAfee’s Vulnerability Manager, Firewall Enterprise, Email Gateway, and Email and Web Security Appliance. Apply updates.
NetGear: Secunia reports multiple vulnerabilities in NetGear ProSafe FVS336G VPN Firewall. 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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