Important Security Updates
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 8.0.2 of its iOS for iPhone 4 and later, iPad and iPod touch. The update is available through the devices or through Apple’s website.
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 7.0.3.0916 of its Reader. Updates are available through the program or from Foxit’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 37.0.2062.124 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix a moderately critical vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 32.0.3 for Firefox to fix a moderately critical vulnerability. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website. Updates are also available for Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.
Opera: Opera has released version 24.0.1558.64. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 4.18.4842 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
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 11.0.09
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 32.0.3 [Windows]
Google Chrome 37.0.2062.124
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 Nexus 1000V: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in Cisco’s Nexus 1000V InterCloud for VMware versions 5.2(1)IC1 (1.1) and (1.2), Nexus 1000V Switch versions 6.3(2) Base and 7.0(2) Base, Nexus 1000V Switch for VMware vSphere version 9.2(1)SP1(4.8). No official solution is currently available.
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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