Important Security Updates
Adobe Reader: Adobe has released version 11.0.09 to fix at least 8 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the program’s Help menu/Check for Updates or from Adobe’s website. Updates are also available for Adobe Acrobat.
Apple iCloud: Apple has released an update for iCloud for Windows. The update is available through Apple’s website.
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 8 of its iOS for iPhone 4 and later, iPad and iPod touch to fix at least 19 unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, in previous versions. The update is available through the devices or through Apple’s website.
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for its OS X to fix at least 37 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to version 10.9.5 or apply Security Update 2014-004.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari to fix at least 8 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to version 6.2 or 7.1. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 7 for Apple TV to fix at least 14 unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.10.30 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 32.0.2. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 24.0.1558.61 to fix multiple moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’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 11.0.09
Dropbox 2.10.30 [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 32.0.2 [Windows]
Google Chrome 37.0.2062.120
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17280
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 7.1 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports Cisco has released updates for IOSXR and others. Apply available updates.
Apple OS X Server: Apple has released updates for its OS X Server to fix at least 7 moderately critical vulnerabilities, reported in previous versions. Update to version 3.2.1.
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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