Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report, October 8, 2017

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report

 

From our friends at

 Citadel Information Group

 

Important Security Updates

Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released updates in macOS Sierra, watchOS, iOS, and others. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.

AVG Internet Security: AVG has released version 17.7.2314 of its 64 and 32 bit Internet Security. 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 15.0.32.6 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.

Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 36.4.22 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]

KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.34 of its open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.

Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes has released version 3.2.2.2029. Updates are available from Malwarebytes website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 27.0.0.130

Adobe Reader DC 2017.012.20093

Dropbox 36.4.22 [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 56.0 [Windows]

Google Chrome 61.0.3163.100

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18763

Java SE 8 Update 144 [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 10.1.2 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]

Skype 7.40.0.103

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Mobility Express 1800 Access Point, Meshed Wireless LAN Controller, Adaptive Security Appliance Software, Firepower Detection Engine, License Manager Directory, Web Security Appliance, WebEx Meetings, Wide Area Application Services, Unified Communications Manager, Spark Messaging, IOS XR Software, Meeting Server, Meeting App, AnyConnect, Integrated Management Controller, Apache Struts 2 affecting Cisco Products, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

 

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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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