Sunday, April 03, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of April 3, 2016


CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.0.7538 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Evernote: Evernote has released version 5.9.9.9915. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.110. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 36.0.2130.46. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.22.0.107. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.197 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.197 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.197 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.010.20060
Dropbox 3.16.1 [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 45.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 49.0.2623.110
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161
Java SE 8 Update 77 [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 9.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Skype 7.22.0.107
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Firepower System Software. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager release 8.1(1). No workarounds are available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
McAfee Email Gateway: McAfee has released updates for its Email Gateway 7.6 to fix a cross-site scripting vulnerability. Information is available at McAfee’s website.
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its Open Enterprise Server versions 11.2 and 2015 (OES 11 SP2 and OES 2015).  For version 11.2 apply patch oes11sp2-edirectory-888-patch7-10867.  For version 2015 apply patches oes2015-edirectory-888-patch7-10868.  Additional details are available at Novell’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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