Important Security Updates
7-Zip: 7-Zip.org has released version 16.01 (32-bit and 64-bit). Updates are available from 7-Zip’s website.
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 9.3.2 of its iOS to fix at least 39 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or through Apple’s website. Additional details are available at Apple’s website.
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates for OS X to fix at least 66 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to version 10.11.5 or Security Update 2016-003. Updates are available from Apple’s website. Additional details are available at Apple’s website.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari 9.1.1 for OS X Mavericks v 10.9.5, OS X Yosemite v10.10.5, OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 to fix at least 7 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Apple’s website. Additional details are available at Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 9.2.1 for Apple TV to fix at least 33 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website. Additional details are available at Apple’s website.
Apple Watch OS: Apple has released OS 2.2.1 for its Apple Watch. Updates are available from the iPhone; open the Watch app and tap through My Watch > General > Software Update or from Apple’s website. Additional details are available at Apple’s website.
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.71.7597 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’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 2015.016.20039
Dropbox 3.20.1 [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 46.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 50.0.2661.102
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161
Java SE 8 Update 91 [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.]
QuickTime 7.7.9 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14, US-CERT advised Microsoft Windows users to remove QuickTime. This followed a report in ars technica that Apple has no plans to update the Windows app despite at least two reliable QuickTime vulnerabilities that threaten Windows users who still have the program installed.]
Safari 9.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco TelePresence VCS X8.x releases prior to X8.7.2, Identity Services Engine (ISE) Software versions prior to 22.214.171.1249 patch 7, Adaptive Security Appliance, ASA Software releases 9.0, UCS Central Software Release 1.4(1a), AsyncOS versions for Cisco WSA and IOS XR for Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its Open Enterprise Server versions 11.2 and 2015 (OES 11 SP2 and OES 2015). For version 11.2 apply patches oes11sp2-ntp-10901 and oes11sp2-openssl-10913. For version 2015 apply patches oes2015-ntp-10900 and oes2015-openssl-10912. Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
VMware Multiple Products: VMWare has released updates for its vCenter Server, vCloud Director, vSphere Replication, vRealize Operations Manager, VMware Workstation and VMware Player. Apply updates. Additional details are available at VMWare’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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