Important Security Updates
Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 22.214.171.12406 of its free firewall and antivirus. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 52.4.60 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 67.0.3396.99. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released Version 61.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 54.0.2952.41. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 2018.2.1.1519 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
Viber: Viber has released version 126.96.36.199 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp has released version 0.2.9928. Updates are available from the WhatsApp website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52
Adobe Reader DC 2018.011.20040
Dropbox 52.4.60 [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 61.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 67.0.3396.99
Internet Explorer 11.0.70
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, IE, Safari, etc — with Java enabled to browse only the sites that require it.]
Microsoft Edge 42.17134.1.0
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 11.1.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for NX-OS and FXOS Software, Wide Area Application Services (WAAS), UCS B-Series Blade Servers, UCS C-Series Rack Servers, Virtual Infrastructure Manager, and multiple products affected by the CPU Side-Channel Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
VMware: VMware has released an updates for ESXi, Workstation, and Fusion. Apply updates. Additional details are available on VMware’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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