Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of January 10, 2016




Important Security Updates

Adobe Air: Adobe has released Version of Adobe Air. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Air Web Site.
Apple QuickTime: Apple has released version 7.7.9 of QuickTime for Windows 7 and Vista to address multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the program or Apple’s website.
Emsisoft Anti-Malware: Emsisoft has released version of its Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Updates are available on Emsisoft’s website.
ESET: ESET has released version 9.0.349.14 of its Smart Security and NOD32 AntiVirus. Updates are available on ESET’s website.
KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.30 of its free open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.0.0 of LastPass Free Password Manager. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 43.0.4 of Firefox. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.4.1. Updates are available from within the application or from the WordPress 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 15.009.20069
Dropbox 3.12.6 [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 43.0.4
Google Chrome 47.0.2526.106
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 9.0.2 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco IOS XR and Unified Communications Manager (UCM). Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Prime Infrastructure. No workarounds are available. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
VMware Multiple Products: VMware reports patched vulnerabilities in its ESXi, Fusion, Player, and Workstation. 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.
Copyright © 2015 Citadel Information Group. All rights reserved.'s Security Recruiter Blog