Important Security Updates
Apple iTunes: Apple has released version 12.6.1 (64-bit and 32-bit) of iTunes. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released updates to address vulnerabilities in tvOS, iCloud for Windows, Safari, watchOS, macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, iOS, and others. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 26.4.23 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 53.0.3. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 45.0.2552.812. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.30.6063 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Viber: Viber has released version 6.8.0 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.
VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 184.108.40.206 (32-bit and 64-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11
Adobe Reader DC 2017.009.20044
Dropbox 26.4.23 [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 53.0.3 [Windows]
Google Chrome 58.0.3029.110
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18639
Java SE 8 Update 131 [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 40.15063.0.0
QuickTime 7.7.9 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14, 2016 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 10.1.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in TelePresence IX5000 Series, Prime Collaboration, Policy Suite, UCS C-Series, Unified Communications Manager, IP Phone 8851, Remote Expert Manager, Nexus 5000 Series Switches, Identity Services Engine, Industrial Ethernet 1000 Series Switches Device Manager, FirePOWER System Software, Snort++ Protocol Decoder, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
VMware Workstation: VMWare has released an update to address vulnerabilities in Workstation. Additional details are available on VMware’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released an update to address multiple vulnerabilities. Apply updates. Additional details are available on WordPress’ 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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