Important Security Updates
Adobe Reader: Adobe has released version 2015.017.20050. Updates are available through the program’s Help menu/Check for Updates or from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 126.96.36.199 to fix at least 52 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 188.8.131.5276 of its free firewall. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.
Comodo Internet Security: Comodo has released version 184.108.40.20676 of its free security suite. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released 11 updates to address at least 40 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer, Office, and other Microsoft products. Additional information is available at Microsoft’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11
Adobe Reader DC 2015.017.20050
Dropbox 6.4.14 [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 47.0.1 [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 reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Software Releases 8.2 through 18.104.22.168, Network Convergence System 6000, ASR 5000 Series prior to versions 19.4 and 20.1, WebEx Meetings Server versions 2.6 and 2.7, Meeting Server Software releases 1.7 through 1.9. Apply updates. Cisco also reportts an unpatched vulnerability in its Cisco IOS and IOS XE Software that support BGP. There are workarounds available for this vulnerability. Cisco also reports an unpatched vulnerability in its Cisco IOS XR Software Release 6.0.1.BASE. There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Juniper Networks: Juniper reports its Juno OS has been updated to fix a critical security vulnerability concerning its IKE/IPSec certificates. Additional details are available at Juniper’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 patch oes11sp2-MozillaFirefox-10950. For version 2015 apply patch oes2015-MozillaFirefox-10951. Additional details are available at Novell’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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