Important Security Updates
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 59.0.3071.86. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.33 of its open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.
Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released updates to address vulnerabilities in macOS Sierra, MacBook Pro with Touch Bar Update, and others. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 22.214.171.124. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199
Adobe Reader DC 2017.009.20044
Dropbox 27.4.22 [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 53.0.3 [Windows]
Google Chrome 59.0.3071.86
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 FirePOWER System Software, NX-OS, Prime Data Center Network Manager, TelePresence Endpoint, AnyConnect, Ultra Services Platform, Ultra Services Framework, StarOS, IP Phone 8800 Series, Prime Collaboration Assurance, Network Convergence System 5500 Series Routers, Industrial Network Director, Firepower Management Center, Elastic Services Controller, Email Security Appliance, Email Security and Content Security Management Appliance, Unified Communications Domain Manager, Context Service and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
VMware: VMware has released updates for vSphere Data Protection (VDP). 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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