Monday, January 30, 2017

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report, January 29, 2017



CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP

Important Security Updates

Apple: Apple has released updates to address vulnerabilities in iTunes, Safari, iCloud for Windows, macOS Sierra, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 18.4.32 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 56.0.2924.76. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.36. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 51.0.1. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 42.0.2393.517. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.31.0.104. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 13.1.0.7494 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 24.0.0.194
Adobe Reader DC 2015.023.20053
Dropbox 18.4.32 [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 51.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 56.0.2924.76
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18538
Java SE 8 Update 121 [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 10.0.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Skype 7.31.0.104

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in its WebEx Browser Extension, TelePresence Multipoint Control Unit, Expressway Series and TelePresence VCS, Adaptive Security Appliance CX, ASR 5000 Software ipsecmgr, Network Time Protocol Daemon and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.7.2 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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