Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 18.104.22.1686 to fix an extremely critical vulnerability reported in previous versions. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 8.1.3 of its iOS to fix at least 23 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. The update is available through the devices or through Apple’s website.
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.1.0 (32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for OS X to fix at least 45 highly critical vulnerabilities. Apply Security Update 2015-001 or update to version 10.10.2. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari to fix at least 4 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Update to version 6.2.3, 7.1.3, or 8.0.3. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 7.0.3 for Apple TV to fix at least 20 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 40.0.2214.93. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 35.0.1. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 27 to fix multiple moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.02.5101 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 22.214.171.124. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.1996 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.526 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.2066 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.116 [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 35.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 40.0.2214.93
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17501
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 for its Identity Services Engine (ISE), Unified Computing System (UCS), and others. Apply updates. Secunia reports unpatched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Unified Communications Domain Manager (CUCDM) and ACNS (Application and Content Networking System). No official solution is available.
VMware Multiple Products: Secunia reports McAfee has released updates for its vCenter Server, Fusion, ESXi, Workstation and Player, vSphere Data Protection, and others. Apply updates.
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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