Monday, February 01, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of January 31, 2016




Important Security Updates

Apple tvOS: Apple has released version 9.1.1 for Apple TV (4th generation) to fix at least 7 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.41.7441 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 48.0.2564.97. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.0.6 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 44.0 Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.14.5493 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’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 2015.010.20056
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 44.0
Google Chrome 48.0.2564.97
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161
Java SE 8 Update 71 [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 7.7.9
Safari 9.0.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its RV220W Wireless Network Security Firewall, Wide Area Application Service (WAAS) appliances, Virtual WAAS (vWAAS), WAAS modules, Small Business 500 Series Switches and many Cisco products with the  Network Time Protocol Daemon. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Unified Contact Center Express, Application Policy Infrastructure Controller Enterprise Monitor (APIC-EM) Release 1.0.10, Small Business SG300 Managed Switch, Unity Connection (UC) version 10.5(2.3009) and products with OpenSSL. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
OpenSSL Project: The OpenSSL Project has pushed out new versions of the widely used OpenSSL cryptographic library, which incorporate patches for two distinct security bugs, and an update of the protection against the infamous Logjam vulnerability. Users who run OpenSSL 1.0.2 are advised to upgrade to 1.0.2f, and those running OpenSSL 1.0.1 should switch to 1.0.1r. See the Security Advisory on the OpenSSL website for more information.
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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