Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report, December 3, 2017

Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report

 

From our friends at

 Citadel Information Group

 

Cybersecurity Vulnerability and Patch Report

 

Important Security Updates

Apple macOS: Apple has released an update to macOS High Sierra. Apply the update. Details are available on Apple’s website. Special note regarding the Apple update on KrebsonSecurity.

Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 10.0.2.6420 of its free firewall and antivirus. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.

Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 57.0.1. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.

Spotify: Spotify has released version 1.0.68.407. Updates are available on Spotify’s website.

Viber: Viber has released version 7.6.0.1 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.

WinZip: Winzip has released version 22.0.12684. 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 27.0.0.187

Adobe Reader DC 2018.009.20044

Dropbox 39.4.49 [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 57.0.1 [Windows]

Google Chrome 62.0.3202.94

Internet Explorer 11.0.47

Java SE 8 Update 151 [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 41.16299.15.0

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 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]

Skype 7.40.0.104

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in WebEx Recording Format and Advanced Recording Format Players, Data Center Network Manager, WebEx Meeting Center, WebEx Event Center, WebEx Meeting Server, USC Central Software, Multilayer Director, Nexus 7000 Series, Nexus 7700 Series, Prime Service Catalog, NX-OS System Software, Jabber, IP Phone 8800, IOS XR Software, FXOS and NX-OS System Software, Email Security Appliance, Unified Communications Manager, Meeting Server, Application Policy Infrastructure Controller, Secure Access Control System, Wi-Fi Protected Access and Protected Access II, Unified Computing System Manager and Firepower 9000, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.

McAfee: McAfee has released updates to fix several vulnerabilities in its Web Gateway. Apply updates. Additional details are available on McAfee’s website.

WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.9.1. Apply updates. Additional details are available on WordPress’ 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 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 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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