Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 188.8.131.52 to fix at least 3 highly critical vulnerabilities in its Flash Player for the Windows and Mac versions. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Reader: Adobe has released version 11.0.08 to fix at least 11 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. Updates are also available for Acrobat and AIR.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari to fix at least 11 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to Safari 6.1.6 and Safari 7.0.6 for OS X Lion v10.7.5, OS X Lion Server v10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 and OS X Mavericks v10.9.4. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.10.28 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 36.0.1985.143 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix at least 5 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Chrome for Android: Google has released Google Chrome for Android version 36.0.1985.135 to fix a moderately critical vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device.
Google Chrome for iOS: Google has released Google Chrome for iOS version 36.0.1985.57 to fix a moderately critical vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available from the Apple App Store or from the device.
Google Picasa: Google has released version 3.9 Build 138.151. Updates are available at the Picasa website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 9 updates to address at least 37 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Windows Media Center, One Note, SQL Server, SharePoint and other Microsoft products.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.08
Dropbox 2.10.28 [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 31.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 36.0.1985.143
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17126
Java SE 7 Update 67 [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
Apple Safari WebKit: Secunia reports that Apple has released updates for its Safari WebKit to fix at least 7 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Update to version 6.1.6 or 7.0.6.
BlackBerry Multiple Products: Secunia reports that BlackBerry has released updates for its BlackBerry OS, Enterprise Server and Enterprise Service, and others. Apply updates.
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its Unified Communications Manager and others. Apply updates.
D-Link Multiple Products: Secunia reports that D-Link has released firmware updates for its DNR-322L and D-Link DNR-326 to fix 2 moderately critical vulnerabilities. Update to versions 2.00b07 or 2.10b02..
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Secunia reports that Novell has released updates to fix a moderately critical update for its Open Enterprise Server. Apply oes11sp2-August-2014-Scheduled-Maintenance-9413.
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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