Important Security Updates
AxCrypt: AxCrypt has released version 2.1.1494.0. Updates are available from AxCrypt’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 58.0.3029.81. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 53.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Mozy Home: Mozy has released version 2.32.6. Updates are available from Mozy’s website.
Oracle Java: Oracle has released versions Java SE 8 Update 131. The update is available through Windows Control Panel or Java’s website. [See Citadel’s recommendation below]
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.29.6033 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
RoboForm: Siber Systems has released Version 8.3.2. Updates are available from within the program or from RoboForm’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 126.96.36.19933 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
Viber for Windows: Viber has released version 6.7.1 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52
Adobe Reader DC 2017.009.20044
Dropbox 23.4.19 [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 53.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 58.0.3029.81
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, 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 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Unified Communications Manager, Integrated Management Controller, Apache Struts2, Firepower Detection Engine, IOS and IOS XE, ASA Software Internet Key Exchange, ASA Software SSL/TLS, ASA Software IPsec, ASA Software DNS, Prime Network Registrar, FindIT Network Probe, Prime Infrastructure Web Framework, Integrated Managment Controller, ASA Software and FTD Wofware, Industrial Ethernet 2000 Series Switches, Prime Optical for Service Providers RADIUS, OpenSSL Affecting Cisco Products, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
VMware: VMware has released updates to address vulnerabilities in VMware Unified Access Gate, Horizon View and Workstation. Updates are available from VMware’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.
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