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Important Security Updates
Adobe Acrobat/Reader: Adobe has released version 15.009.20079 of Acrobat and Reader. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 18.104.22.168 of Shockwave Player. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes has released version 1.08.1.1045 of its Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ 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 15.009.20079
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.]
Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18098
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.]
Safari 9.0.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Catalyst Switches, Unified CallManager, and Unified Presence Server. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Firepower 9000 Series Switches, Virtual Topology System (VTS), Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 5000 Series, and multiple routers. No workarounds are available. Additional details are available on Cisco’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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