Important Security Updates
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.4.3 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 41.0.2272.118 to fix multiple highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 37.0.1 to fix at least 14 unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 184.108.40.206. Updates are available from the program or Skype’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 3.4.3 [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 7.1.3 [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 Unified Communications manager, Unified Communications Domain Manager (CUCDM), Catalyst 4500 Switches, Nexus 9000 Series Switches, Prime Data Center Network Manager, Unity Connection, ASR1000, VideoScape Delivery System for Internet Streamer (VDS-IS), NX-OS, and others. Apply updates.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports McAfee has released updates and partial fixes for its Data Loss Prevention Endpoint, Asset Manager, Email Gateway, Firewall Enterprise (formely Sidewinder Firewall), Firewall Enterprise, Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), SSL VPN (formerly Stonesoft SSL VPN), Web Gateway, Agent, Endpoint Intelligence Agent, ePO Deep Command, ePolicy Orchestrator, Firewall Enterprise Control Center, Quarantine Manager, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), VirusScan Enterprise for Linux, Vulnerability Manager, and others. Apply updates.
Novell eDirectory: Secunia reports Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities for its eDirectory. Update to version 8.8 SP8 Patch 5.
Novell iManager: Secunia reports Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities for its iManager. Update to version 2.7 SP7 Patch 4.
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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