Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 4, 2018

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 4, 2018

Important Security Updates

1Password: 1Password has released version Updates are available from 1Password’s website.

Acronis: Acronis True Image has released 2018 Build 10640. Updates are available from within the browser or from Acronis’ website.

Apple: Apple has released version 10.13.3 for macOS High Sierra. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.

Avast: Avast has released version 18.2.3827 for Free Antivirus. Updates are available on Avast’s website.

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

Emsisoft Anti-Malware: Emsisoft has released version 2018.2.0.8461 of its Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Updates are available on Emsisoft’s website.

Mozy Home: Mozy has released version 2.36.5. Updates are available from Mozy’s website. Updates are also available for Thunderbird.

Spotify: Spotify has released version Updates are available on Spotify’s website.

VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 3.0.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Reader DC 18.011.20038

Dropbox 44.4.58. [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 58.02 [Windows]

Internet Explorer

Java SE 8 Update 161 [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 41.16299.248.0

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 11.0.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]

Skype 8.16

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for CPU Side-Channel, IOS XE Software, and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.

McAfee: McAfee has released updates for stinger version Detections are enhanced to cover new variants, optimize performance, and correct incorrect identifications.. Additional details are available on McAfee’s website.

The Internet Systems Consortium: The ISC has released updates or workarounds that address vulnerabilities in verions of ISC Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Berkeley Internet Name Domain (BIND). Additional details are located on ISC’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 system(s) 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 cybersecurity 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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