Important Security Updates
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version 18.104.22.168. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Reader DC: Adobe has released version 2018.009.20044. Updates are available through the program’s Help menu/Check for Updates or from Adobe’s website.
Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 22.214.171.124 of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
Avast: Avast has released version 17.8.2318 for Free Antivirus. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
Comodo Free Firewall: Comodo has released version 10.0.2.6408 of its free firewall and antivirus. Updates are available from Comodo’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 39.4.49 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 62.0.3202.94. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.3.0 for its Free Password Manager. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released updates to address dozens of 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 57.0. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 49.0.2725.39. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.37.6309 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 2018.0.1.594 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
Viber for Windows: Viber has released version 126.96.36.199 for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 188.8.131.52
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 [Windows]
Google Chrome 62.0.3202.89
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]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Voice Operating System-Based Products, Wi-Fi Protected Access I and II, Web Security Appliance, Umbrella Insights Virtual Appliance, Unified Communications Manager, Spark Board Upgrade Signature, RF Gateway, Registered Envelope Service, Identify Services, IP Phone 8800, IOS and IOS XE, Immunet Antimalware Installer, HyperFlex System, Firepower System Software, ASA Next-Generation Firewall, Email Security Appliance, Network Academy Packet Tracer, Meeting Server, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.
Oracle Security Alert: Oracle has issued emergency updates for vulnerabilities affecting several products that rely on the proprietary Jolt protocol: This Security Alert addresses CVE-2017-10269 and four other vulnerabilities affecting the Jolt server within Oracle Tuxedo. These vulnerabilities have a maximum CVSS score of 10.0 and may be exploited over a network without the need for a valid username and password. The Oracle Jolt client is not impacted. Additional details are available from Oracle.
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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