Important Security Updates
Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released updates in iOS, iCloud for Windows, iTunes, macOS High Sierra, Safari, tvOS, and watch OS. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 46.4.65 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
LastPass for Windows: LastPass has released version 4.9.0 for its Free Password Manager. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.
Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes has released version 126.96.36.1997. Updates are available from Malwarebytes website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released Version 59.0.2. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 52.0.2871.40. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Spotify: Spotify has released version 188.8.131.528. Updates are available on Spotify’s website.
TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version 2018.1.1.924 for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash Player 184.108.40.206
Adobe Reader DC 18.011.20035
Dropbox 46.4.65 [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 59.0.2 [Windows]
Internet Explorer 11.0.56
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]
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR, Smart Install, quality of service (QoS), Web UI, Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Cisco Umbrella Integration, Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), IP Version 4 (IPv4), Internet Key Exchange Version 1 and Version 2 (IKEv1 and IKEv2), Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), Zone-Based Firewall, Integrated Services Module for VPN (ISM-VPN), Login Enhancements (Login Block), Switch Integrated Security Features, 802.1x multiple-authentication (multi-auth), Forwarding Information Base (FIB), and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’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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