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Important Security Updates
AVG: AVG has released version 2015.0.6125 of its Free Edition and Internet Security 2015. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.8.6 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 43.0.2403.130. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 39.0.3 to address a critical security vulnerability. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 30.0.1889.99. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.2.4 to address vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the application or from the WordPress website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.008.20082
Dropbox 3.8.6 [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.]
Google Chrome 43.0.2403.130
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
Fortinet FortiClient: Secunia reports a patched vulnerability in Fortinet FortiClient. Apply updates.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in McAfee Email Gateway and Firewall Enterprise. Apply updates.
Oracle Linux: Secunia reports multiple patched vulnerabilities for Oracle Linux. Apply updated packages via the yum or rpm utility.
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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