Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of September 7, 2015



CYBER SECURITY VULNERABILITY
AND PATCH REPORT

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

Evernote: Evernote has released version 5.9.0.8665. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 45.0.2454.85 to address multiple security vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.9.0.103. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 18.0.0.232 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 18.0.0.232 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 18.0.0.232 [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 45.0.2454.85
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]
Skype 7.9.0.103

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities

None

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s NX-OS and UCS Director. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers. No official solution is currently available.
Fortinet FortiClient: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Fortinet FortiClient. Update to the latest version.
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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