Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, July 6, 2014by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, July 7th, 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.
Important Security Updates
Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 188.8.131.52 of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 7.1.2 of its iOS for iPhone 4 and later, iPad and iPod touch to fix at least 35 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 for its OS X to fix at least 16 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Update to version 10.9.4 or apply Security Update 2014-003.
Apple Safari: Apple has released updates for Safari to fix at least 11 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Update to Safari 7.0.5 for OS X Mavericks and Safari 6.1.5 for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion. Updates are available from Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 6.1.2 for Apple TV to fix at least 29 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Updates are available through the device or Apple’s website.
Avast: Avast has released version 9.0.2013. Updates are available on Avast’s website.
AVG Antivirus Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4716 (32-bit) of its Free Edition Antivirus. Updates are available through the program or from AVG’s website.
Foxit Reader / PhantomPDF: Foxit has released version 6.2.1.0618 to fix a vulnerability reported in Foxit Reader, Foxit Enterprise Reader, Foxit PhantomPDF. Updates are available through the program or from Foxit’s website.
RealPlayer: RealPlayer has released version 184.108.40.206 to fix a highly critical vulnerability. The update is available from RealPlayer’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.8 of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program, look for the “Check for Update” button on the Help menu or download from the Roboform 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 11.0.07
Dropbox 2.8.4 [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 35.0.1916.153
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17126
Java SE 7 Update 60 [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 7.0.4 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
BlackBerry Multiple Products: Secunia reports that BlackBerry has released an update for its BlackBerry Enterprise Service to fix at least 3 moderately critical vulnerabilities. Update to version 10.2.1 or later. Secunia also reports several moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities in BlackBerry OS due to a bundled vulnerable version of OpenSSL and at least 2 moderately critical vulnerabilities in BlackBerry Link. No official solution is currently available. Secunia also reports a partial fix to address a security issue in BBM for Android versions prior to 188.8.131.52, BBM for iOS versions prior to 184.108.40.206, Secure Work Space for iOS and Android WorkConnect component. Apply update if available.
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its Unified Communications Domain Manager (CUCDM), Universal Small Cell 3000, 5000, 7000, and 9000 Series, and others. Apply updates.
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Secunia reports that Novell has released updates for its Open Enterprise Server and Novell Messenger to fix vulnerabilities reported in Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) SP3 and Novell Open Enterprise Server 11 (OES 11) SP1. Apply updates.
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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