Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 188.8.131.52 to fix at least 17 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. Updates for Adobe AIR are also available.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 46.0.2490.86 to fix multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 12 updates to address vulnerabilities within Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Office products, and Exchange Server. Details on the updates are available from Microsoft’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 DC 2015.009.20069
Dropbox 3.10.11 [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 42.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 46.0.2490.86
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18059
Java SE 8 Update 65 [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 9.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, IOS Software Virtual PPP Interfaces, Videoscape Distribution Suite Service Manager, Aironet 1800 Series Account Point, ASA Software DHCPv6, FireSight Management Center and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
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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