Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 126.96.36.199 to fix at least 20 extremely critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2015.0.5941 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.4.4 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 42.0.2311.90 to fix at least13 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 11 updates to address at least 24 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical and extremely critical within Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Office, and other Microsoft products.
Oracle Java: Oracle has released versions Java SE 8 Update 45 to fix at least 14 highly critical vulnerabilities. The update is available through Windows Control Panel or Java’s website. [See Citadel’s recommendation below]
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 188.8.131.52 of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program, look for the “Check New Version” button on the Options menu or download from the Roboform website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 184.108.40.20609 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 2.2.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC 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 3.4.4 [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 42.0.2311.90
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17728
Java SE 8 Update 45 [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 Unified Communications Manager, Web Security Appliance, TelePresence TC Software, IOS XR, Secure ACS Solution Engine 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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