Important Security Updates
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 16.91.7688 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 220.127.116.114 of its Reader. Updates are available on Foxit Software’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.1.17 of LastPass for Windows. Updates are available from the LastPass website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 47.0.1. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 18.104.22.168. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Symantec: Symantec has released security updates for many of its products. While some products are updated automatically, others may require manual intervention. Additional details are available at Symantec’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124
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 47.0.1 [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 Web Security Appliance (WSA), Prime Collaboration Provisioning software version 10.6 with Service Pack 2 (SP2), Prime Infrastructure software versions 1.2 through version 3.0 (API vulnerability), Firepower System Software release 6.0 or later, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) 5500-X Series with FirePOWER Services, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) for Networks, 7000 and 8000 Series Appliances, FirePOWER 7000 and 8000 Series Appliances, FirePOWER Threat Defense for Integrated Services Routers (ISRs), and Virtual Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPSv) for VMware. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Prime Infrastructure software versions 1.2 through version 3.1 (web interface vulnerability) and Cloud Network Automation Provisioner (CNAP) release 1.0(0). There are no workarounds available. 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 patch oes11sp2-kvm-10942. For version 2015 apply patch oes2015-kvm-10943. Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
Symantec Endpoint Protection: Symantec has released security updates to fix multiple vulnerabilities in its Endpoint Protection Manager and client. Additional details are available at Symantec’s website.
Symantec Multiple Products: Symantec has released security updates for all products that utilize the Symantec Decomposer Engine. Additional details are available at Symantec’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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