Important Security Updates
Avast: Avast! Free Antivirus has released version 12.1.2272. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 5.4.24 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 51.0.2704.106 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Panda Free Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus has released version 16.1.3. Updates are available on Panda Security’s website.
Piriform Ccleaner: Piriform has released version 5.19.5633 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
ZoneAlarm Free: ZoneAlarm has released version 14.2.255.000 of its free firewall. Updates are available from ZoneAlarm’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168
Adobe Reader DC 2015.016.20039
Dropbox 5.4.24 [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 51.0.2704.106
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 8800 Series IP Phones running software Release 11.0(1), IOS XE Software, ASR 5000 Series Packet Data Network Gateways, and Prime Collaboration Deployment. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco ISR models 800, 819, and 829, U, nified Contact Center Enterprise Software, and Email Security Appliance. There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Novell eDirectory: Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its eDirectory versions 8.8 SP8 and 9. For version 8.8 SP8 apply patch eDirectory_88SP8_patch8_Windows_x64.exe. For version 9 apply patch eDirectory_901_Windows_x86_64.exe. Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
Novell iManager: Novell has released an update to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its iManager versions 2.7.7 and 3. For version 2.7.7 apply patch iMan_2777_workstation_win.zip or iMan_2777_win.zip as applicable. For version 3 apply patch iMan_301_workstation_win_x86_64.zip or iMan_301_win_x86_64.zip as applicable. Additional details are available at Novell’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-ImageMagik-10938, oes11sp2-libxml2-10936,and oes11sp2-ntp-10940. For version 2015 apply patch oes2015-ImageMagik-10939, oes2015-libxml2-10937, and oes2015-ntp-10941. Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.5.3 to address multiple vulnerabilities in previous versions. Update through the application.
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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