Important Security Updates
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4765 of its 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Evernote: Evernote has released version 22.214.171.12432. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 37.0.2062.102 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix at least 10 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Lavasoft Ad_Aware Free Edition: Lavasoft has released version 11.3.6321.0 of its free Ad_Aware edition. Updates are available on Lavasoft’s website.
Mozy Free Edition: Mozy has released version 2.26.7. Updates are available on Mozy’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 4.17.4808 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 126.96.36.1996 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’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 11.0.08
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 Multiple Products: Secunia reports several unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are moderately critical, for IOS XR, Quantum Policy Suite, Transport Gateway for Smart Call Home and others. No official solution is currently available.
Citrix CloudPlatform: Secunia reports Citrix has released updates for CloudPlatform to fix a moderately critical vulnerability reported in versions prior to 22.214.171.124 and 3.0.7 Patch D. Update to a fixed version.
Novell File Reporter: Secunia reports Novell has released updates for File Reporter to fix 5 moderately critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Update to version 126.96.36.199.
Novell Kanaka for Mac: Secunia reports Novell has released updates for Kanaka for Mac to fix 5 moderately critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Update to versions 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206.
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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