Important Security Updates
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.3, 7.1.6 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, 6.2.6 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5 to fix at least 5 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 18.104.22.1684 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.4.6 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
WinZip: Winzip has released version 19.0.11475. Updates are available from within the program, look for “Check for Updates” on the Help menu, or download from the WinZip website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.2.2. Updates are available from within the application or from the WordPress 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 DC 2015.007.20033
Dropbox 3.4.6 [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 37.0.2 [Windows]
Google Chrome 42.0.2311.135
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 7.1.6 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: US-Cert and Secunia report Cisco has released updates and partial fixes for its UCS Central Software, Unity Connection, Unified Communications Manager, Finesse Server, and others. Apply updates.
Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller: Secunia reports Citrix has released an update for NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC) to fix a vulnerability reported in previous versions. Update to version 10.5 Build 56.15 or later or 10.5.e Build 54.9009.e or later.
Citrix VDI-in-a-Box: Secunia reports Citrix has released a partial fix for its VDI-in-a-Box to fix moderately critical vulnerabilities reported in versions 5.4.x and 5.3.x. Update to a fixed version if available.
McAfee Firewall Enterprise: Secunia reports McAfee has released an update to its Firewall Enterprise to fix a vulnerability reported in previous versions. Update to version 8.3.2P07.
SonicWALL SSL-VPN SRA: Secunia reports SonicWALL has released an update to its SSL-VPN SRA to fix a vulnerability reported in previous versions. Update to version 184.108.40.206-38sv.
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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