Important Security Updates
Adobe Acrobat and Reader DC: Adobe has released Reader version 2018.011.20035. Updates are also available for Adobe Acrobat, and Experience manager. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Avast: Avast has released version 18.1.2326 for Free Antivirus. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
AVG Antivirus: AVG has released version 18.1.3044 of its free antivirus. Updates are available on AVG’s website. AVG also released updates for its Free Antivirus, Premier Antivirus and Pro Antivirus.
Avira Antivirus: Avira has released version 22.214.171.124 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 64.0.3282.167. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Evernote: Evernote has released version 126.96.36.19970. Updates are available on Evernote’s website.
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.7.0 for its Free Password Manager. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Lenovo Think Pad: Lenovo has released patches for two critical vulnerabilities that were found last year in certain Broadcom Wi-Fi controllers. See Lenovo for more information and updates.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released updates to address dozens of vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows operating systems, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, ChakraCore, Adobe Flash, and other Microsoft products. Additional details are available at Microsoft’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 51.0.2830.34. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.40.6411for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Spotify: Spotify has released version 188.8.131.520. Updates are available on Spotify’s website.
Viber: Viber has released version 184.108.40.206 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.
VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 3.0.0 (32-bit and 64-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11
Adobe Reader DC 2018.011.20035
Dropbox 43.4.50. [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 59 Beta [Windows]
Internet Explorer 18.104.22.168.0
Java SE 8 Update 161 [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 41.16299.248.0
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 11.0.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for Adaptive Security Appliance, Unified Customer Voice Portal (CVP), IOS and IOS XE Software, and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
Dell EMC NAS Storage: Dell has issued updates for nine remotely exploitable vulnerabilities found in Dell EMC’s Isilon OneFS platform. See Core Security for more information and links to update sites.
McAfee: McAfee has released updates for microprocessors side channel analysis vulnerabilities CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown/Spectre) Additional details are available on McAfee’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 system(s) 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 cybersecurity 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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