Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 126.96.36.1995 to fix at least 15 vulnerabilities, some of which are extremely critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Evernote: Evernote has released version 188.8.131.5207. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 40.0.2214.111 to fix at least 4 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Chrome for Android: Google has released version 40.0.2214.109 of Google Chrome for Android to fix at least 4 highly critical vulnerabilities reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device.
Opera: Opera has released version 27.0.1689.66. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 2.1.5 (32-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.2065 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.115 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.1685 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.1245 [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 40.0.2214.111
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 WebEx Meetings Server, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, Unified IP Phones 9900 Series, and others. Apply updates.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports McAfee has released updates for its Data Loss Prevention, Security Information and Event Management, SiteAdvisor, and others. Apply updates.
Microsoft Windows Flash Player: Secunia reports Microsoft has released updates for its Windows Flash Player to fix at least 15 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions for Windows 8, Windows RT Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012. Apply the 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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