Monday, August 03, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of August 3, 2015





Important Security Updates

Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version of Shockwave Player. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
Avast: Avast! has released version 10.3.2225 of its Free Antivirus and Internet Security 2015. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
AVG: AVG has released version 2015.0.6122 of its 32 bit Free Edition and Internet Security 2015. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.8.5 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released of its PDF reader. Updates are available from the program.
ESET: ESET has released version 8.0.319.0 of its Smart Security and NOD32 AntiVirus. Updates are available on ESET’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 44.0.2403.125. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program, look for the “Check New Version” button on the Options menu or download from the Roboform 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 2015.008.20082
Dropbox 3.8.5 [Citadel warns against relying on security of Dropbox or other cloud-based file exchange systems. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the master Dropbox [or other] password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Firefox 39.0
Google Chrome 44.0.2403.125
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17905
Java SE 8 Update 51 [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 patched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, IOS-XE for ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR), Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence Service, and UCS Central Software. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Unified Communications Manager (UCM), Web Security Appliance (WSA), Email Security Appliance (ESA), Content Security Management Appliance (SMA), and Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS). No official solutions are currently available.
Oracle Linux: Secunia reports multiple patched vulnerabilities for Oracle Linux. Apply updated packages via the yum or rpm utility.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager: Secunia reports a patched vulnerability 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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