Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 188.8.131.52. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 51.4.66 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 67.0.3396.79. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released Version 60.0.2 Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 184.108.40.206. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Spotify: Spotify has released version 220.127.116.117. Updates are available on Spotify’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 18.104.22.168
Adobe Reader DC 2018.011.20040
Dropbox 51.4.66 [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 60.0.2 [Windows]
Internet Explorer 11.0.56
Java SE 8 Update 171 [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 11.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for IOS XE, Web Security Appliance, CPU Side-Channel, Identity Services, Prime Collaboration, Network Services, IP Phone 6800, 7800 and 8800 Series, Meeting Server, Adaptive Security Appliance, Unified IP Phone, WebEx, Wide Area Application Services Software, Integrated Management Controller, UCS Director, Unified Compting System, Unified Communications Manager, Prime Collaboration Provisioning, Identity Services Engine, Unified Communications Manager, Unity Connection, FireSIGHT System VPN, AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, Aironet 1800, 2800, and 3800 Series, and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’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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