Important Security Updates
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.10.29 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 37.0.2062.103 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.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 32 to fix at least 7 highly critical unpatched vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 24.0.1558.53 to fix multiple moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 22.214.171.124. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.08
Dropbox 2.10.29 [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 [Windows]
Google Chrome 37.0.2062.103
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 Cisco has released an update to fix an unpatched vulnerability in its IOS XR. Upgrade to version 18.104.22.168i.BASE or later. Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in Cisco’s Transport Gateway for Small Call Home reported in versions 3.6 and 4.0. Other versions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports McAfee has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Apply hotfixes HF988208 and HF983758 or update to version 5.1.2 when available (Scheduled to be released Q1 2015). Secunia reports McAffee has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Apply hotfix HF983759 or update to version 4.6.9 when available (Scheduled to be released Q1 2015).
Novell Groupwise: Secunia reports Novell has released an update to Groupwise to fix a security bypass vulnerability reported in previous versions. Apply Support Pack 1 (SP1) or later.
WordPress: US-Cert reports WordPress has released an update to address multiple vulnerabilities. WordPress 3.7.3 or 3.8.3 users will be updated to 3.7.4 or 3.8.4. Users operating older, unsupported versions of WordPress are encouraged to upgrade to 3.9.2.
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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