Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of February 28, 2016








Important Security Updates

Apple TV: Apple has released version 7.2.1 for Apple TV to fix at least 24 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
Piriform Ccleaner: Piriform has released version 5.15.5513 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.1.2 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Opera: Opera has released version 35.0.2066.82. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’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 3.14.7 [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 44.0.2 [Windows]
Google Chrome 48.0.2564.116
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161
Java SE 8 Update 73 [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 Cisco ACE 4710 Application Control Engine running A5 software releases up to A5(3.0). Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders and FirePOWER Management Center versions 5.x and 6.0.0.x. No workarounds are available. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
McAfee Multiple Products: McAfee has released security updates and partial fixes for its Active Response (MAR), Agent 5.x (MA), Data Exchange Layer (DXL), Data Loss Prevention Endpoint (DLPe), Device Control (MDC), Endpoint Security (ENS) 10.0, Host Intrusion Prevention Service (Host IPS) 8.0, and VirusScan Enterprise 8.8. Apply updates.  Additional details are available at McAfee’s website.
VMWare: VMWare has released a security update for its ESXi. Apply update.  Additional details are available at 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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