Sunday, May 29, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for May 29, 2016

 

CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

 

Important Security Updates

AVG: AVG has released version 2016.71.7598 of its AntiVirus, Internet Security, and Free Edition products. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Axantum AxCrypt: Axantum has released version 2.1.1394.0 of AxCrypt. Updates are available from Axantum’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 51.0.2704.63 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.12 of LastPass Free Password Manager. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.19.5 of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program. Look for the “Check New Version” button on the Options menu or download from the Roboform website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 21.0.0.242 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.242 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 21.0.0.242 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.016.20039
Dropbox 3.20.1 [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 46.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 51.0.2704.63
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161
Java SE 8 Update 91 [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 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14, US-CERT advised Microsoft Windows users to remove QuickTime. This followed a report in ars technica that Apple has no plans to update the Windows app despite at least two reliable QuickTime vulnerabilities that threaten Windows users who still have the program installed.]
Safari 9.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Skype 7.24.0.104

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Prime Infrastructure and Evolved Programmable Network Manager.  Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its UCS Invicta Software Release 4.3, 4.5, or 5.0.1; all releases of IOS XR, IOS XE, and NX-OS; WebEx Meeting Center; and Firepower Release 6.1.0. No workarounds are available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
VMware Multiple Products: VMWare has released updates for its vCenter Server. Apply updates.  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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