Important Security Updates
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.10.39 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 38.0.2125.101 for Windows, Mac, and Linux to fix at least 13 unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Chrome for Android: Google has released version 38.0.2125.102 of Google Chrome for Android to fix a vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device.
Google Chrome for iOS Facetime: Google has released version 38.0.2125.59 of Google Chrome for iOS Facetime to fix a moderately critical vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device.
KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.28 of its open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 18.104.22.168. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.09
Dropbox 2.10.39 [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 38.0.2125.101
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 WebEx, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), IOS XR , and others. Apply available updates.
McAfee Email and Web Security Appliance: Secunia reports at least 6 moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities in McAfee’s Email and Web Security Appliance reported in version 5.6 patch 5. Other versions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports McAfee has released updates for Email Gateway, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), Web Gateway, Firewall Enterprise Control Center to fix at least 6 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Update to a fixed version or apply hotfix.
McAfee SSL VPN: Secunia reports at least 6 highly critical vulnerabilities in McAfee’s SSL VPN (formerly Stonesoft SSL VPN reported in version 1.5.204. Other versions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available.
VMware vSphere: Secunia reports VMware has released an update to vSphere to fix at least 6 moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Upgrade to version 2.0 and apply patch.
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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