Sunday, December 18, 2016

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch, December 18, 2016



CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

 


Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 24.0.0.186. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Apple iOS: Apple has released updates for iOS. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.5.4 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. 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 15.0.24.146 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 16.4.29 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 8.1.4.1208 of its Reader. Updates are available on Foxit Software’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 55.0.2883.87. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Drive: Google has released version 1.32.4066.7445 of its Google Drive. Updates are available from Google’s website.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.34. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes has released version 1.09.1.1291 of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 12 updates to address at least 42 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Office, and other Microsoft products.  Additional details are available at Microsoft’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 50.1.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 42.0.2393.85. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.25.5902 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.25 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.
Viber: Viber has released version 6.5.3 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 24.0.0.186
Adobe Reader DC 2015.020.20039
Dropbox 16.4.29 [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 50.1.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18538
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 39.14986.0.0
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 7.30.0.105

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Network Time Protocol, and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’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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