Important Security Updates
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for its OS X Mavericks to fix a highly critical vulnerability in previous versions. Update to version 3.1.2 for Apple OS X Mavericks versions 10.9.3 or later.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari to fix at least 22 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to Safari 7.0.4 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.4 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
AVG Antivirus Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4592 (32-bit) of its Free Edition Antivirus. Updates are available through the program or from AVG’s website.
D-Link DSP-W215: D-Link has released updates for its DSP-W215 to fix a moderately critical vulnerability in previous versions. Update to version 1.02b05. Updates are available from D-Link’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.8.0 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome 35.0.1916.114 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame to fix at least 8 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes has released version 2.02. Updates are available from Malwarebytes website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 4.14.4707 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.07
Dropbox 2.6.33 [Citadel warns against relying on Dropbox security. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the Dropbox password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Firefox 29.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 35.0.1916.114
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17105
Java SE 8 Update 5 [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.]
Safari 5.1.7 [Windows]
Safari 7.0.4 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
Microsoft Internet Explorer: Secunia reports an unpatched highly critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer version 8. No official solution is currently available.
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its Cisco Security Manager (CSM), Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), Cisco TelePresence Systems (CTS), Identity Services Engine (ISE), NX-OS, IOS, IOS XE Email Security Appliance and Content Security Management Appliance, IOS XR, Unified Web and E-Mail Interaction Manager and others. Apply updates.
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator: Secunia reports that McAfee has released updates to fix at least 6 moderately critical vulnerabilities for its ePolicy Orchestrator due to a bundled version of Java. Apply hotfix or update to version 4.6.8 or 5.1.1 when available.
Moodle: Secunia reports that Moodle has released updates to address at least 5 security issues and vulnerabilities reported in versions 2.6 through 2.6.2, 2.5 through 2.5.5, and 2.4 through 2.4.9. Update to version 2.7, 2.6.3, 2.5.6, or 2.4.10.
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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