Monday, April 11, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of April 10, 2016






Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version to fix at least 24 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. Updates are also available for Adobe AIR and Acrobat.
Avast!: Avast! Free Antivirus has released version 11.2.2732. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.18.1 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.112. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.1.4 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Panda Free Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus has released version 16.1.2. Updates are available on Panda Security’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
ZoneAlarm Free: ZoneAlarm has released version of its free firewall. Updates are available from ZoneAlarm’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 2015.010.20060
Dropbox 3.18.1 [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 49.0.2623.112
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]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Prime Infrastructure software versions 1.2 and later, Evolved Programmable Network Manager (EPNM) software version 1.2, TelePresence Server, and UCS Invicta Software. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco IP Interoperability and Collaboration System Release 4.10(1). No workarounds are available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Juniper Networks ScreenOS: Juniper has released ScreenOS version 6.3.0r22 to address issues with encryption methods used in prior versions.  Additional details are available at Juniper’s website.
McAfee Network Data Loss Prevention: McAfee has released updates for its Network Data Loss Prevention to fix a the DROWN vulnerability. Additional details are available at McAfee’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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