Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 126.96.36.199 to fix at least 6 highly critical vulnerabilities in its Flash Player for the Windows and Mac versions. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame to fix at least 10 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Chrome for Android: Google has released version 35.0.1916.141 of Chrome for Android to fix at least 4 highly critical unpatched vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the program or device.
Google Picasa: Google has released version 3.9 Build 137.141. Updates are available at the Picasa website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft released several updates addressing at least 66 security vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and more. Updates are available via Windows Update or from Automatic Update.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 30 to fix at least 10 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.7 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.
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 2.8.3 [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 30 [Windows]
Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17126
Java SE 7 Update 60 [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
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its WebEx Meeting Server, Wireless LAN Controller, Content Security Management Appliance, Email Security Appliance, Web Security Appliance, Unified Communications Manager and others. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in multiple Cisco products such as TelePresence Server, ONS 15454 Series, ASA Next-Generation Firewall, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), ACE Application Control Engine Module (ACE10, ACE20, and ACE30), ACE Application Control Engine Appliance (ACE4710), CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switches, Jabber Voice for Android, and Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software, Small Business ISA500 Series Integrated Security Appliances, Prime Network Analysis Module (NAM), TelePresence IP VCR Series, TelePresence ISDN GW 3241, TelePresence ISDN GW MSE 8321, TelePresence Serial Gateway Series, TelePresence Supervisor MSE 8050, Universal Small Cell 5000 Series, Universal Small Cell 7000 Series, Small Cell factory recovery root filesystem, TelePresence Advanced Media Gateway Series, TelePresence MCU all series, Prime Performance Manager for SPs, Jabber for Windows, Jabber Software Development Kit. No solution is currently available for the unpatched vulnerabilities.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports that McAfee has released updates for its ePolicy Orchestrator, Web Gateway, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to fix moderately critical vulnerabilities. Apply hotfixes and updates.
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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