Important Security Updates
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.1.1 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 40.0.2214.115. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Picasa: Google has released version 3.9 Build 139.161. Updates are available at the Picasa website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.525 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.2065 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.115 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.1685 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.10
Dropbox 3.2.6 [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 35.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 40.0.2214.115
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17633
Java SE 8 Update 31 [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 7.1.3 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports Cisco has released updates and partial fixes for its Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Aggregation Services Routers (ASR), TelePresence Management Suite, TelePresence MCU 4500 Series, Wireless LAN Controller and others. Apply updates. Secunia reports unpatched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Web Security Appliance, Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), Web Security Appliance, and others. No official solutions are 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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