Important Security Updates
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari to fix at least 13 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to version 8.0.1, 7.1.1, or 6.2.1. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 220.127.116.118 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 18.104.22.1686 of its Reader. Updates are available through the program or from Foxit’s website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit: Malwarebytes has released version 1.05.1.1014 of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes has released version 2.0.4 of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 34.0 to fix at least 10 unpatched highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Upgrade to version 34 and remove certain files on OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) within the /tmp folder. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 26 to fix multiple moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 22.214.171.124 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 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 2.10.52 [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 34.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 39.0.2171.71
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 7.1.1 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports Cisco has released updates for Unified Computing System (UCS), and others. Apply patches.
Citrix XenServer: Secunia reports Citrix has released updates for XenServer. Apply hotfix.
VMware Multiple Products: Secunia reports VMware has released an update for ESX Server, ESXi, vCenter Server Appliance, vSphere and others. Apply patches,
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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