Cyber Security Vulnerability and Patch Report, June 18, 2017

 

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, June 11, 2017

From our friends at Citadel Information Group

 

Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 26.0.0.131. Updates are available from Adobe’s website. To see which version you have, go to Adobe’s web page.

Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 12.2.9.199 of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.

Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version 15.0.27.34 of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.

AxCrypt: AxCrypt has released version 2.1.1509.0. Updates are available from AxCrypt’s website.

Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 10.0.1.6246 of its free firewall and antivirus. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.

Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 28.4.14 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 59.0.3071.104. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released updates to address almost a hundred vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows operating systems, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, and other Microsoft products. Additional details are available at Microsoft’s website.

Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 54.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.

Opera: Opera has released version 45.0.2552.898. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.

Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.31.6105 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.

Viber: Viber has released version 6.8.2.878 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 26.0.0.131

Adobe Reader DC 2017.009.20044

Dropbox 28.4.14 [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 54.0 [Windows]

Google Chrome 59.0.3071.104

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18639

Java SE 8 Update 131 [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 10.1.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]

Skype 7.37.0.103

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Samba which is affecting Cisco Products and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.8. 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 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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