Important Security Updates
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2 to fix at least 2 moderately critical vulnerabilities. Apply Security Update 2015-03. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 8.0.4 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2, Safari 7.1.4 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, Safari 6.2.4 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 188.8.131.526 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 41.0.2272.101. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes has released version 2.1.4 of its free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Updates are available from Malwarebytes’ website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 36.0.4 to fix 2 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 184.108.40.20679 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.10
Dropbox 3.2.9 [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 36.0.4 [Windows]
Google Chrome 41.0.2272.101
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17633
Java SE 8 Update 40 [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 7.1.4 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Moodle: Secunia reports that Moodle has released updates to address at least 4 vulnerabilities reported in versions 2.8 through 2.8.3, 2.7 through 2.7.5, and 2.6 through 2.6.8. Update to version 2.8.4, 2.7.6, or 2.6.9.
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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