Important Security Updates
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 9 of its iOS which addresses multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.3.0 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Avast: Avast! has released version 10.4.2233 of its Free Antivirus, Internet Security 2015, and Premier. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 3.8.9 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 45.0.2454.93. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 32.0.1948.25 of its browser. Updates are available from Opera’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 220.127.116.11 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.
TeamViewer: TeamViewer has released version 10.0.47484. Updates are available from TeamViewer’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.3.1 to address vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the application or from the WordPress website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.008.20082
Dropbox 3.8.9 [Citadel warns against relying on security of Dropbox or other cloud-based file exchange systems. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the master Dropbox [or other] password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Firefox 40.0.3 [Windows]
Google Chrome 45.0.2454.93
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18036
Java SE 8 Update 60 [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 7.1.8, 8.08, 6.2.8 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, Mountain Lion]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Prime Collaboration Provisioning, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Catalyst 4500E Series Switches, Aggregation Services Routers (ASR), and TelePresence Server. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched security vulnerabilities in Cisco’s Nexus 9000 Series Switches and TelePresence Server. No official solutions are currently available.
Citrix Multiple Products: Secunia reports patched vulnerabilities in Citrix NetScaler Application Delivery Controller (ADC), NetScaler Gateway, and NetScaler Service Delivery Appliance. Apply updates.
McAfee Firewall Enterprise: Secunia reports a patched vulnerability in McAfee Firewall Enterprise. Apply update.
Oracle Linux: Secunia report a patched vulnerability for Oracle Linux. Apply updated packages via the yum or rpm utility.
Symantec Web Gateway: Secunia reports a patched vulnerability in Symantec Web Gateway. Apply update.
VMware vCenter Server: US-CERT reports a patched vulnerability in VMware vCenter Server. Apply updates from the security advisory.
If you are responsible for the security of your computer, Citadel’s Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report is for you. We strongly urge you to take action to keep your workstation patched and updated.
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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