Sunday, October 09, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of October 9, 2016

 

CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

7-Zip: 7-Zip.org has released version 16.04 (32-bit and 64-bit). Updates are available from 7-Zip’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 15.0.22.54 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Opera Chromium: Opera has released version 40.0.2308.81. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 23.0.0.162
Adobe Reader DC 2015.017.20050
Dropbox 11.4.21 [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 49.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.143
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 ASA Software, NX-OS System Software, IOS XR Software, IOS and Cisco IOS XE, Firepower Management Center, Catalyst 6500 and 7600 Series Routers, Nexus 7000, 7700 and 9000 Series Switches, Unified Contact Center Express and Unified Intelligence Center.  Apply updates.  Cisco also reports an unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Host Scan package and Firepower Management Center (Authentication Bypass Vulnerability). There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
McAfee Web Gateway:  McAfee has released updates for its Web Gateway. Apply updates.  Additional details are available at McAfee’s website.
Novell Open Enterprise Server:  Novell has released an updates to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its Open Enterprise Server versions 11.2, 11.3, 2015 and 2015.1 (OES 11 SP2, OES 11 SP3, OES 2015 and OES 2015 SP1).  For version 11.2 apply patches oes11sp2-October-2016-Hot-Patch-11005, oes11sp2-curl-10987, oes11sp2-openssl-11002 and oes11sp2-php53-10997. For version 11.3 apply patch oes11sp3-October-2016-Hot-Patch-11007. For version OES 2015 apply patches oes2015-October-2016-Hot-Patch-11006, oes2015-curl-10988, oes2015-openssl-11001 and oes2015-php53-10998.  For version 2015.1 (SP1) apply patch oes2015sp1-October-2016-Hot-Patch-11008. Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
VMware Horizon View: VMWare has released an update for its Horizon View. Apply updates.  Additional details are available at VMWare’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.6.1 to address multiple vulnerabilities in previous versions. Update through the application.
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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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