Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 220.127.116.11 to fix at least 18 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. Updates are also available for AIR.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.10.50 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 38.0.2125.122. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 9 updates to address at least 24 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Word, .NET, Windows Flash Player, Sharepoint, and other Microsoft products.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 33.1.1 for Firefox. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Mozy Free Edition: Mozy has released version 2.28.0. Updates are available on Mozy’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.11 of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program, look for the “Check New Version” button on the Options menu or download from the Roboform 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 2.10.50 [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 33.1.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 38.0.2125.122
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17420
Java SE 8 Update 25 [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 an update to fix 6 moderately critical vulnerabilities in Unified Intelligent Contact Management Enterprise. Please contact the vendor for details about an update as the bug report CSCup24074 indicates a fixed status, however, no dedicated fixed versions are mentioned. Secunia reports a security issue and 2 unpatched moderately critical vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Unified IP Phones 7900 Series. No official solution is currently available.
Novell GroupWise: Secunia reports an unpatched security issue in Novell’s GroupWise reported in versions 8.x, 2012 and 2014. No official solution is available.
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Secunia reports an update to Novell’s Open Enterprise Server to fix 3 highly critical vulnerabilities. Apply patch oes11sp1-MozillaFirefox-9814.
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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