Important Security Updates
Google Hangouts: Google has released version 2018.1213.1433.1. Updates are available through the Kindle or from Google’s website.
Kindle for PC: Amazon has released version 1.25.0 Build 52064. Updates are available through the Kindle or from Amazon’s website.
Microsoft Internet Explorer: Microsoft has released updates for versions of Internet Explorer 9, 10 and 11 to fix an extremely critical vulnerability. Updates are available through the program or from Microsoft’s website.
Viber: Viber has released version 18.104.22.168 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp has released version 0.3.1649. Updates are available from the WhatsApp website.
WinZip: Winzip has released version 23.0.13300. Updates are available from within the program, look for “Check for Updates” on the Help menu, or download from the WinZip website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 22.214.171.124
Adobe Reader DC 2019.010.20064
Dropbox 63.4.107 [Citadel warns against relying on security of Dropbox or other cloud-based file exchange systems. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted; 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 64.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 71.0.3578.98
Internet Explorer 11.0.101
Java SE 8 Update 191 [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 44.17763.1.0
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 12.0.2 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for OpenSSL affecting Cisco products, Prime License Manager, Adaptive Security Appliance and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.
McAfee: McAfee has released updates for Application Protections. Apply updates. Additional details are available on McAfee’s website.
VMware: VMware has released updates for vRealize Operations and Fusion. Apply updates. Additional details are available on VMware’s website.
WordPress: WordPress has released version 5.0.2. 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 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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