Sunday, March 06, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of March 6, 2016







Important Security Updates

Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.0.7496 of its 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.75. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.31 of its open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.
Panda Free Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus has released version 16.1.1. Updates are available on Panda Security’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 35.0.2066.92. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
SuperAntiSpyware: SuperAntiSpyware has released version 6.0.1216. Updates are available on SuperAntiSpyware’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 49.0.2623.75
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 Nexus 1000V Series Switches, Nexus 3000 Series Switches, Nexus 4000 Series Switches, Nexus 5000 Series Switches, Nexus 6000 Series Switches, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 3500 Platform Switches running Cisco NX-OS Software releases 6.0(2)A6(1), 6.0(2)A6(2), 6.0(2)A6(3), 6.0(2)A6(4), 6.0(2)A6(5), and 6.0(2)A7(1), Nexus 5500 Platform Switches, Nexus 5600 Platform Switches, Nexus 6000 Series Switches, Policy Suite Software Releases, 7.0.2, 7.0.2-att, 7.0.3-att, 7.0.4-att, and 7.5.0, Prime Infrastructure version 3.0, Unified Communications Domain Manager versions 8.x prior to version 8.1.1, Unified Computing System (UCS) running Cisco NX-OS Software, Web Security Appliance (WSA) running AsyncOS prior to 8.5.3-051 and 9.0.0-485. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco FireSIGHT System Software Release 6.1.0, Prime Infrastructure versions 2.2, 3.0, and 3.1(0.0), VDS-IS releases 3.3(0), 3.3(1), 4.0(0), and 4.1(0). No workarounds are available. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
OpenSSH: OpenSSH has released version 7.2 to fix bugs and to disable by default some legacy cryptographic algorithms.  Updates are available at OpenSSH’s website.
OpenSSL: OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.1s and 1.0.2g to fix at least 8 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available at OpenSSL’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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