Important Security Updates
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.111.7797 of its 64 and 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 184.108.40.206 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 53.0.2785.101. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 39.0.2256.71. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 220.127.116.11 of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program, look for the “Check New Version” button on the Options menu or download from the Roboform website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168
Adobe Reader DC 2015.017.20050
Dropbox 9.4.49 [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 48.0.2 [Windows]
Google Chrome 53.0.2785.101
Internet Explorer 11.0.10240.16384
Java SE 8 Update 101 [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.]
Microsoft Edge 38.14393
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 9.1.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Firepower Management Center, all releases prior to Release 6.1 and FireSIGHT System Software, all releases prior to Release 6.1. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Firepower Management Center and Cisco FireSIGHT System Software (session identification management vulnerability for both), ACE30 Application Control Engine Module and ACE 4710 Application Control Engine. 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-kernel-10967. For version 2015 apply patch oes2015-kernel-10968. Additional details are available at Novell’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.6.1 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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