Sunday, March 13, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of March 13, 2016


CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

 

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 13, 2016


Important Security Updates

Adobe AIR: Adobe has released version 21.0.0.176. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 21.0.0.182. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.14.8 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 45.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.87. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.1.3 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 13 updates to address at least 39 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Office, and other Microsoft products.  Details are available at Microsoft’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.21.0.100. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.182 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.182 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.182 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.010.20060
Dropbox 3.14.8 [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 45.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 49.0.2623.87
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]
Skype 7.21.0.100
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server (VCS) running software release X8.5.2 or X8.5.1, ASA 5500 Series CSC-SSM devices running any 6.6 software release prior to 6.6.1164.0, Model DPQ3925 8×4 DOCSIS 3.0 Wireless Residential Gateway with EDVA, DPC3941 Wireless Residential Gateway with Digital Voice, DPC3939B Wireless Residential Voice Gateway, Cable Modem with Digital Voice Models DPC2203 and EPC2203, and All releases of Cisco IOS XR for Cisco GSR 12000 Series Routers. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in all versions of Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS). No workarounds are available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Citrix License Server: Citrix has released security updates for its Citrix License Server for Windows earlier than version 11.13.1.2. Additional details are available at Citrix’s website.
TeamViewer: TeamViewer has released version 11.0.56083. Updates are available at TeamViewer’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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