Important Security Updates
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 8.3 of its iOS to fix at least 19 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.1.2 (64-bit and 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 66 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to version 10.10.3 or Security Update 2015-004. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 8.0.5 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.2, Safari 7.1.5 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, Safari 6.2.5 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 7.2 for Apple TV to fix at least 24 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
Google Earth: Google has released version 18.104.22.1689 for Google Earth. Updates are available from Google’s website.
KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.29 of its open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.
Opera: Opera has released version 28.9.1750.51 to fix multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.10
Dropbox 3.4.3 [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 37.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 41.0.2272.118
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 7.1.5 [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 Intrusion Prevention System, IOS XR, MDS 9000 Series, Network Convergence System 6000 Series Routers, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Prime Collaboration, Nexus 1000V, UCS Center Software, WebEx Meetings Server, Prime License Manager, Aggregation Services Router 9000, Adaptive Security Appliances, ASR 1000 and others. Apply updates.
McAfee Advanced Threat Defense: Secunia reports McAfee has released updates for its Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) to fix vulnerabilities. Update to version 184.108.40.206.
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Secunia reports Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its Open Enterprise Server. Apply patch oes11sp2-March-2015-Scheduled-Maintenance-10332.
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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