Monday, August 31, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of August 30, 2015




Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, August 30, 2015

Important Security Updates

AVG: AVG has released version 2015.0.6140 of its Free Edition and 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.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 3.2.25 of LastPass Free Password Manager. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 40.0.3 to address a critical security vulnerability. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’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 3.8.8 [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 40.0.3
Google Chrome 43.0.2403.155
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17937
Java SE 8 Update 60 [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.]
QuickTime 7.7.8
Safari 7.1.8, 8.08, 6.2.8 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, Mountain Lion]

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities


For Your IT Department

Adobe Coldfusion: Secunia and US-CERT report patched vulnerabilities in Adobe’s Coldfusion. Apply updates.
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Prime Infrastructure and Aggregation Services Routers (ASR) 1000 Series. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE), TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS), and Wireless LAN Controller (WLC). 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.
If you are responsible for the security of your computer, Citadel’s Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report is for you. We strongly urge you to take action to keep your workstation patched and updated.
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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