From our friends at Citadel Information Group
Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, June 25, 2017
Important Security Updates
Apple Remote Desktop: Apple has has released Apple Remote Desktop 3.9.3. Updates are available from within the browser or from Apple’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 59.0.3071.100. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.55 for its Free Password Manager. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Opera: Opera has released version 46.0.2597.26. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
RoboForm: Siber Systems has released Version 8.3.7. Updates are available from within the program or from RoboForm’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52
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 59.0.3071.109
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]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Virtualized Packet Core-Distributed Instance (VPC-DI), WebEx Network Recording Player, Prime Infrastructure and Evolved Programmable Network Manager, Wide Area Application Services, Unified Contact Center Express, Primte Infrastructure Web Framework, Prime Collaboration Provisioning Tool, Identity Services Engine, IOS XR, Firepower Management Center, SocialMiner, StarOS for ASR 5000 Series Routers, OpenSSL Affecting Cisco Products and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
McAfee: McAfee has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Web Gateway, Data Loss Prevention and others. Additional details are available on McAfee’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 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.