Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of September 25, 2016

CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

Apple iOS: Apple has released version 10.0.2 of its iOS to fix at least 1 vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple macOS Server: Apple has released updates for macOS Server 5.2 for macOS Sierra v10.12 and later to fix at least 2 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple macOS Sierra: Apple has released updates for OS X to fix at least 65 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to macOS Sierra version 10.12. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 10 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.6, and macOS Sierra 10.12 to fix at least 21 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 10.4.26 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
iCloud for Windows: Apple has released updates for iCloud for Windows 6.0. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released 49.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 40.0.2308.54. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.28.0.101. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 23.0.0.162
Adobe Reader DC 2015.017.20050
Dropbox 10.4.26 [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 49.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.116
Internet Explorer 11.0.10240.16384
Java SE 8 Update 101 [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.]
Microsoft Edge 38.14393
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 9.1.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Skype 7.28.0.101

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco APIC software, IOS and IOS XE Software, Prime Home, Cloud Services Platform 2100 version 2.0, Firepower Management Center and FireSIGHT System software.  Apply updates.  Cisco also reports an unpatched vulnerability in its Cisco Email Security Appliance. There is a workaround available.  Cisco also reports an unpatched vulnerability in its Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software (Command Injection Vulnerability). There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Novell Open Enterprise Server:  Novell has released an updates 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 patches oes11sp2-apache2-mod_nss-10973, oes11sp2-java-1_6_0-ibm-10995 and oes11sp2-mysql-10999. For version 2015 apply patches oes2015-apache2-mod_nss-10974, oes2015-java-1_6_0-ibm-10996 and oes2015-mysql-11000.  Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
OpenSSL: OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.1u, 1.0.2i and 1.1.0a to fix at least 14 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available at OpenSSL’s website.
TeamViewer: TeamViewer has released version 11.0.66595. Updates are available from TeamViewer’s website.
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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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