Sunday, September 27, 2015

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of September 27, 2015




Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version to fix almost two dozen vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 9.0.1 of its iOS. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.0.7134 of its Free Edition. 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.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.10.5 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 45.0.2454.101 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 41.0 to address a critical 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 2015.008.20082
Dropbox 3.10.5 [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 41.0
Google Chrome 45.0.2454.101
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18036
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

Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers, AnyConnect Secure Mobility, IOS, and IOS XE. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Unity Connection Web Interface, TelePresence Server, and Wireless LAN Controller (WLC). No official solutions are currently available.
McAfee Vulnerability Manager: Secunia reports a patched vulnerability in McAfee Vulnerability Manager. Apply update.
Moodle: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Moodle. Update to a fixed 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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