Important Security Updates
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 51.0.2704.84 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 47.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 38.0.2220.29. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 2.2.4 (32-bit and 64-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 2015.016.20039
Dropbox 4.4.29 [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 47.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 51.0.2704.84
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 Aironet 1830e, 1830i, 1850e, 1850i Access Points, 2800, 3800 Series Access Points, IP Phone 8800 Series phones running Release 11.0(1), and Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) Software releases prior to 1.3(2f). Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Access Point platforms using software version 8.2(102.43). There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
McAfee Multiple Products: McAfee has released updates for its Network Security Manager (NSM), Network Security Platform (NSP) Sensor, Network Threat Behavior Analysis (NTBA) and Email Gateway 7.6. Apply updates. Additional details are available at McAfee’s website.
Symantec Products: Symantec has released updates for its Symantec Embedded Security, Critical System, and Data Center Security. Make updates. Additional details are available at the Symantec website.
VMware Multiple Products: VMWare has released updates for its NSX, vCNS and vRealize Log Insight. Apply updates. Additional Details are available at the VMWare 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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