Important Security Updates
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 8.1.1 of its iOS to fix at least 5 highly critical vulnerabilities, a weakness, and security issues reported in previous versions. The update is available through the devices or through Apple’s website.
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for OS X to fix highly critical weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Update to version 10.10.1. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 7.0.2 for Apple TV to fix at least 2 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.5577 of its 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 39.0.2171.65 to fix at least 13 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 25.0.1614.71 to fix moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 126.96.36.199. Updates are available from the program or Skype’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 2.10.50 [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 39.0.2171.65
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 updates for IOS, Unified Communications Manager, and others. Apply patches.
Microsoft Kerberos: KrebsOnSecurity.com reports that Microsoft has released an update for Kerberos to fix critical vulnerabilities in Kerberos protocol. Additional details are available from Microsoft’s website.
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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