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Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, April 28, 2013
by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, April 29th, 2013

 

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.

Important Security Updates

RoboForm: Roboform has released version 7.8.8.5. Download the update fromRoboform’s website.

Gallery Project: GalleryProject.org has released version 3.0.7 to fix a vulnerability in Gallery report in prior versions. Update to version 3.0.7 which can be found onGallery’s website.

HP LaserJet Printers: HP has released firmware updates for many of its LaserJet Printers. The firmware fixes a less critical vulnerability. Click here to see a list of the specific models affected and click here to find instructions for updating the firmware.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 11.7.700.169 [Windows 7: IE9, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera]

Adobe Flash 11.7.700.169 [Windows 8: IE]

Adobe Flash 11.7.700.169 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]

Adobe Reader 11.0.02

Dropbox 1.6.11 [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.]

Firefox 20.0.1 [Windows]

Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64

Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16521 [Windows 7: IE]

Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16519 [Windows 8: IE]

Java SE 7 Update 21 [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 particular web sites 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.]

QuickTime 7.7.3 (1680.64)

Safari 5.1.7  [Windows]

Safari 6.0.4 [Mac OS X]

Skype 6.3.0.105

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Belkin Advance N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in Belkin’s Advance N900 Dual-Band Wireless Router in firmware version 1.00.06. Other versions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available. 

Belkin N300 Wi-Fi N Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in Belkin’s N300 Wi-Fi Router in firmware version 1.00.06. Other versions may also be affected.No official solution is currently available. 

D-Link DIR-300 / DIR-615 Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerabilityin D-Link’s Wireless Routers; DIR-300 Rev A version 1.05 and DIR-615 Rev D3 version 4.13. Secunia reports a second unpatched vulnerability in D-Link’s DIR-615 Rev D3 version 4.13. Other versions may also be affectedNo official solution is currently available. 

Linksys WRT310N Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in  Linksys’ WRT310N Wireless Router in firmware version 2.0.0.1. Other versions may also be affectedNo official solution is currently available. 

NetGear WNDR4700 Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched moderately critical vulnerability in NetGear’s WNDR4700 Wireless Router in version 1.0.0.34. Other versions may also be affectedNo official solution is currently available. 

TP-LINK TD-8817 Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in TP-LINK’s TD-8817 Wireless Router in version 6.0.1 Build 111128 Rel.26763. Other versions may also be affectedNo official solution is currently available. 

TP-LINK WR1043N Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in TP-LINK’s WR1043N Wireless Router in version TL-WR1043ND_V1_120405. Other versions may also be affectedNo official solution is currently available.

For an updated list of previously announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities, please see theresources section of Citadel’s website.

For Your IT Department

Cisco Unpatched Products: Secunia reports unpatched security issues with Cisco’sFirewall Services Module reported in version 4.1(5) and ASA Software versions 8.2(5) and 8.4(0.3). No official solutions are currently available.

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for multiple products, including Cisco’s NX-OS-based products, Cisco Device Manager, and Cisco Unified Computing System,  and others. Apply appropriate updates.

Citrix CloudPlatform: Citrix has released an update to fix at least 3 moderately critical vulnerabilities reported in versions 3.0.x through 3.0.6 with patch B. Apply security patch.

Citrix NetScaler / Access Gateway: Citrix has released an update to fix a moderately critical vulnerability. Apply appropriate patch.

Citrix Xen Server: Citrix has released an update to fix a vulnerability reported in versions 6.1 and prior. Apply patches.

Firefox FirePHP: Firefox has released an update to fix a weakness in the FirePHP extension for Firefox. Update to version 0.7.2.

HP Managed Printing Administration: HP has released an update to its Managed Printing Administration to fix a vulnerability reported in previous versions. Update to version 2.7.0.

IBM Security AppScan / Java Vulnerabilities: IBM has released version 8.6.0.1 to fix at least 20 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, in IBM Security AppScan Standard versions 8.0 and 8.5 bundled with Java. Previous versions remain unpatched.

Ipswitch IMail Server: Ipswitch has released an update to fix a vulnerability in its IMail Server reported in previous versions of the bundled version of OpenSSL. Update to version 12.3.

Joomla!: Joomla! has released updates to fix at least 6 moderately critical vulnerabilities in Joomla! reported in versions prior to 2.5.10 and 3.1.0. Update to version 2.5.10 or 3.1.0.

Joomla! ALFContact Component: Secunia reports a vulnerability in Joomla!’s ALFContact Component in version 3.1. Otherversions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available. 

McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator: McAfee has released version 8.6.0.1 to fix at least 2 moderately critical vulnerabilities reported in versions 4.5.6 and prior and versions 4.6.5 and prior. Apply patches.

VMware Products / Java Vulnerabilities: VMware has released a partial fix to address at least 30 highly critical vulnerabilities reportedly found in the following products and versions bundled with Java: vCenter Server version 5.0,vCenter Server version 4.1, Update Manager version 5.1, Update Manager version 5.0, ESX version 4.1. Apply patch if available.

VMware vCenter Server: VMware has released an update to its Server Products to fix at least 40 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Update to version 5.1 Update 1.


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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