Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report for the Week of October 30, 2016


 


 


CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY


AND PATCH REPORT


Important Security Updates


Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 23.0.0.205 to fix at least 12 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.

Apple iCloud for Windows: Apple has released version 12.5.2 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.5.2 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Apple macOS Sierra: Apple has released version 10.12.1 of macOS Sierra. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Apple OS X: Apple has released multiple updates for OS X. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Apple tvOS: Apple has released updates to tvOS. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Apple watchOS: Apple has released updates to watchOS. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 15.0.23.58 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.

AxCrypt: AxCrypt has released version 2.1.1478.0. Updates are available from AxCrypt’s website.

Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 13.4.21 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]

Evernote: Evernote has released version 6.4.2.3773. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.

Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes has released version 1.09.1.1232. Updates are available from Malwarebytes website.

Mozy Home: Mozy has released updates. Updates are available from Mozy’s website.

TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 13.0.3.7011 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.

WinZip: Winzip has released version 21.0.12288. Updates are available from within the program, look for “Check for Updates” on the Help menu, or download from the WinZip website.

Current Software Versions


Adobe Flash 23.0.0.205

Adobe Reader DC 2015.020.20039

Dropbox 13.4.21 [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 49.0.2 [Windows]

Google Chrome 54.0.2840.71

Internet Explorer 11.0.10240.16384

Java SE 8 Update 111 [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 7.29.0.102

For Your IT Department


Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Email and Web Security Appliance, OpenSSL affecting Cisco Products, Linux Kernel Affecting Cisco Products, ACE30 Application Control Engine Module, ACE 4710 Application Control Engine, Firepower Detection Engine, Prime Collaboration Provisioning, IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS), IP Interoperability and Collaboration System (IPICS) Universal Media Services (UMS), Hosted Collaboration Mediation Fulfillment, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Cisco Email Security Appliances (ESA) and Web Security Appliances (WSA), Email Security Appliance, Identity Services Engine, WebEx Meetings Player. Apply updates.  Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

VMware:  VMware has released updates for its VMware Fusion and VMware Tools running on Mac OS X. Apply updates.  Additional details are available at available at VMware’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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