Important Security Updates
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.0.5 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
WinZip: Winzip has released version 19.0.11294. Updates are available from within the program, look for “Check for Updates” on the Help menu, or download from the WinZip 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 11.0.10
Dropbox 3.0.5 [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 34.0.5 [Windows]
Google Chrome 39.0.2171.95
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17501
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 WebEx Meetings Server: Secunia reports Cisco has released updates for WebEx Meetings Server to fix vulnerabilities, some of which are moderately critical reported in previous versions. Update to a fixed version.
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator in versions 4.6.8 and prior and 5.1.1 and prior. Update to version 4.6.9 (scheduled to be released in February 2015) or 5.1.2 (scheduled to be released in Q2 2015) when available.
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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