Important Security Updates
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.5751 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 36 to fix at least 11 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 27.0.1689.76. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.03.5128 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 220.127.116.1189 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.1685 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.1245 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.1995 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.525 [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 36 [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 Cisco Security Manager (CSM), Cisco Email Security, IronPort Email Security Appliance, Cisco Web Security, IOS XR, Network Convergence System 6000 (NCS 6000) and Carrier Routing System X (CRS-X) 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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