Important Security Updates
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.4.5 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Evernote: Evernote has released version 22.214.171.12419. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 7.1.5.0425 of its Reader to fix two highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available on Foxit Software’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 42.0.2311.135 to fix multiple highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
iCloud for Windows: Apple has released updates for iCloud for Windows. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 29.0.1795.47 to fix multiple moderately critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Opera Mobile: Opera has released version 11.00.11648 of Opera Mobile. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’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 DC 2015.007.20033
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 37.0.2 [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 7.1.5 [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 Aggregation Services Routers (ASR) 5000 Series, IOS and IOS XE, and others. Apply updates.
McAfee Firewall Enterprise: Secunia reports McAfee has released updates to McAfee Firewall Enterprise to fix vulnerabilities reported in previous versions 7.0.1.03, 8.2.1, 8.3.1, and 8.3.2. Apply fixes.
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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