Important Security Updates
Avast: Avast! Free Antivirus has released version 10.2.22.15. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.5863 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 7.1.3.0320 of its Reader. Updates are available on Foxit Software’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.04.5151 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [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
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports Cisco has released updates and partial fixes for its IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR, Mobility Services Engine, WebEx Meetings Server, 5500 Series Wireless Controllers, and others. Apply updates.
Citrix Multiple Products: Secunia reports Citrix has released updates and partial fixes for its Command Center, VDI-in-a-Box, 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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