Sunday, November 22, 2015

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of November 22, 2015


CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY
AND PATCH REPORT

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 15.0.14.259 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Evernote: Evernote has released version 5.9.5.9380. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 33.0.1990.115 of its browser. Updates are available from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.15.0.102. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 19.0.0.245 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 19.0.0.245 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 19.0.0.245 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.009.20069
Dropbox 3.10.11 [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 42.0
Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18059
Java SE 8 Update 66 [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 7.78.80.95
Safari 9.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Skype 7.15.0.102

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities

None

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Prime Collaboration Assurance. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Firepower 9000 Series Switches, Cisco Networking Services (CNS), FireSIGHT Management Center, and Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS). Workarounds may be available. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
VMware Multiple Products: VMware reports patched vulnerabilities in VMware vCenter Server, vCloud Director, and Horizon View. Apply updates. Additional details are available on VMware’s website.
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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