Important Security Updates
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4745 of its 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Avira Antivirus: Avira has released version 184.108.40.206000 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 220.127.116.115 of its Reader. Updates are available through the program or from Foxit’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 23.0.1522.77 to fix moderately critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.9 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 18.104.22.168 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [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
Cisco Packet Data Network Gateway: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW). Apply 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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