Monday, April 10, 2017

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report, April 9, 2017


CYBERSECURITY VULNERABILITY

AND PATCH REPORT

 

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP



Important Security Updates

Apple iOS: Apple has released updates for iOS for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 10.0.1.6209 of its free firewall and antivirus. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 23.4.17 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.45 for its Free Password Manager. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 7.34.0.103. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus: ZoneAlarm has released version 15.1.501.17249 of its free firewall. Updates are available from ZoneAlarm’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 25.0.0.127
Adobe Reader DC 2015.023.20070
Dropbox 23.4.17 [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 52.0.2 [Windows]
Google Chrome 57.0.2987.133
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 38.14393.0
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 10.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Skype 7.34.0.103

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Aironet 1800, 1830, 1850, 2800 Series and 3800 Series Access Points, Wireless LAN Controller Management, UCS manager, Cisco Firepower 4100 Series NGFW and 9300 Security Appliance, Unified Communications Manager, Registered Envelope Service, IOS XE, IOS XR, Prime Infrastructure and Cisco Evolved Programmable Network Manager Web Interface, Mobility Express 2800 and 3800 Series Wireless LAN Controllers, Integrated Management Controller, Firepower Detection Engine, ASR 903 and ASR 920 Series, , OpenSSL Affecting Cisco Products, and others. 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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