Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for July 24, 2016

 


CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

 

Important Security Updates

Apple iOS:  Apple has released version 9.3.3 of its iOS to fix at least 43 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.4.2 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for OS X to fix at least 61 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to version 10.11.6 or Security Update 2016-004. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 9.1.2 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, and OS X El Capitan v10.11.6 to fix at least 12 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 9.2.1 for Apple TV to fix at least 37 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
Apple Watch OS: Apple has released OS 2.2.2 for its Apple Watch. Updates are available from the iPhone; open the Watch app and tap through My Watch > General > Software Update or from Apple’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 52.0.2743.82. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.1.20 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Oracle Java: Oracle has released versions Java SE 8 Update 101 to fix at least 9 highly critical vulnerabilities. The update is available through Windows Control Panel or Java’s website. [See Citadel’s recommendation below]
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.20.5668 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
SuperAntiSpyware: SuperAntiSpyware has released version 6.0.1222. Updates are available on SuperAntiSpyware’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 22.0.0.209
Adobe Reader DC 2015.017.20050
Dropbox 6.4.14 [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 47.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 52.0.2743.82
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 7.25.0.106

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco UCS Performance Manager versions 2.0.0 and prior.  Apply updates. Cisco also reports an unpatched vulnerability in its Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software that support BGP.  There are workarounds available for this vulnerability. Cisco also reports an unpatched vulnerability in its Cisco ASR 5000 devices running StarOS versions 17.x, 18.x, 19.x, and 20.x and Virtualized Packet Core systems versions V18.x, V19.x, and V20.x. There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Oracle Multiple Products: US-CERT reports Oracle has released updates to fix hundreds of vulnerabilities in its Database Server, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, Supply Chain Products Suite, PeopleSoft Products, JD Edwards Products, Siebel CRM,  Communications Applications, Retail Applications, Health Sciences Applications, Sun Systems Products Suite, Linux and Virtualization, and MySQL and others.  Additional information is available at Oracle’s website.
TeamViewer: TeamViewer has released version 11.0.63017. Updates are available from 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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