Important Security Updates
AVG Internet Security: AVG has released version 2015.0.59.61 of its Internet Security 2015. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.6.5 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Evernote: Evernote has released version 126.96.36.19937. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 38.0.5. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 188.8.131.52. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.007.20033
Dropbox 3.6.5 [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 38.0.5 [Windows]
Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17801
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 7.1.6 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in Cisco’s AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client and TelePresence Video Communication Server. Update to the current version. Secunia reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Headend Digital Broadband Delivery System, Headend System Release, Conductor for Videoscape, DTA Control System (DTACS), and Unified MeetingPlace. No official solutions are currently available.
Citrix CloudPlatform: Secunia reports Citrix has released updates for its CloudPlatform. Apply updates.
McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports vulnerabilities in McAfee’s ePolicy Orchestrator and VirusScan Enterprise for Linux. Apply updates and update to the current versions.
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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