Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, April 27, 2014by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, April 28th, 2014
Guest column by Citadel Information Group
Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report
The following software vulnerabilities and updates were announced last week. Citadel Information Group strongly recommends that readers update their computers and take other action as indicated.
Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 184.108.40.206 to fix a highly critical vulnerability reported in previous versions of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
Apple AirPort Extreme: Apple has released updates to fix two vulnerabilities in previous firmware versions running on Apple AirPort Extreme and AirPort Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac. Update the firmware to version 7.7.3. Additional information is available through Apple’s website.
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 7.1.1 of its iOS for iPhone 4 and later, iPad and iPod touch to fix at least 17 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. The update is available through the devices or through Apple’s website.
Apple OS X: Apple has released updates to its OS X to fix at least 9 highly critical vulnerabilities. Apply updates and Security Update 2014-002 which are available through Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 6.1.1 for Apple TV to fix at least 17 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
AVG Antivirus Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4570 (32-bit) of its Free Edition Antivirus. Updates are available through the program or from AVG’s website.
D-Link DNS-327L: D-Link has released a partial fix to address two vulnerabilities in a bundled vulnerable version of OpenSSL, reported in DNS-327L firmware version 1.10. Apply fix when available through for D-Link’s website.
Google Chrome: Google has released version 34.0.1847.131 of Chrome for Windows and Mac. Updates are available through the program.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 4.13.4693 for CCleaner. Download is available from Piriform’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 126.96.36.199 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.06
Dropbox 2.6.30 [Citadel warns against relying on Dropbox security. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the Dropbox password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Google Chrome 34.0.1847.131
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17031 [Windows 7: IE]
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16384 [Windows 8: IE]
Java SE 8 Update 5 [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.]
Safari 7.0.2 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
Microsoft Internet Explorer: Secunia reports an extremely critical unpatched vulnerability in all versions of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. No official solution is currently available.
For Your IT Department
McAfee Virus Scan Enterprise: Secunia reports that McAfee has released an update to its Virus Scan Enterprise for Linux to fix two vulnerabilities caused by a bundled vulnerable version of Open SSL versions 1.7.1 through 1.8 and 2.0. Update to version 1.7.1 Hotfix 961964 or later, 1.9 Hotfix 960962 or later, or 2.0 Hotfix 960961 or later.
Oracle Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Oracle has released updates for its Big Data Appliance, Communications Application Session Controller, Virtual Compute Appliance, Communications Interactive Session Recorder, Communications Network Charging and Control to fix two moderately critical vulnerabilities. Apply patch.
SonicWALL Multiple Products: Secunia reports that SonicWALL has released updates for its SSL-VPN Class EX Series, SSL-VPN SRA Series and Global Management System to fix two moderately critical vulnerabilities. Apply updates.
Symantec Messaging Gateway: Secunia reports that Symantec has released an update for its Messaging Gateway to fix a vulnerability in previous versions. Update to version 10.5.2.
Symantec Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Symantec has released a partial fix for its NetBackup Appliance, Cluster Server (VCS), Endpoint Protection, Endpoint Protection Manager, NetBackup to address two vulnerabilities caused by a vulnerable version of OpenSSL. No official solution is currently available. Fixes are planned.
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 Information Group 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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