Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, June 22, 2014by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, June 23rd, 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
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.8.4 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Opera: Opera has released version 22.0.1471.70. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 188.8.131.52 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [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
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its WebEx Meeting Server, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), IOS XR, IOS XE, MATE, and others. Apply updates. Secunia also reports unpatched vulnerabilities for Cisco’s AnyConnect VPN, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), multiple Video Surveillance products, Prime Network, and others. No official solution is currently available.
Novell Open Enterprise: Secunia reports that Novell has released updates for its Open Enterprise Server. Apply May 2014 OES11SP1 Scheduled Maintenance Update – 9151.
Trend Micro InterScan: Secunia reports that Trend Micro has released updates for its InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance to fix a vulnerability. Apply imsva_85_en.hfb16060.zip.
VMware Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Trend Micro has released updates for its InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance to fix a vulnerability. Apply imsva_85_en.hfb16060.zip. Secunia also reports a partial fix for vulnerabilities reported in VMware’s IT Business Management Suite Standard Edition, VMware Data Recovery, VMware vCenter Configuration Manager, VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, VMware vCloud Application Director, VMware vCloud Usage Meter, VMware vSphere Data Protection, VMware vSphere Management Assistant, VMware vSphere Replication, VMware vSphere Storage Appliance, VMware Studio, VMware vCenter Converter Standalone, VMware vCenter Server, VMware vCenter Support Assistant, VMware Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK), VMware VIX API, VMware vSphere PowerCLI, VMware vSphere SDK for Perl, VMware vSphere Update Manager, VMware ESXi, VMware NSX, VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), Pivotal Web Server (formerly VMware vFabric Web Server), VMware Fusion, VMware Horizon Mirage, VMware Horizon View, VMware Horizon Workspace, VMware Player, VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager, VMware vCenter Operations Manager (vCOps), VMware vCenter Server Appliance, VMware vCloud Director, VMware vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS), VMware View, VMware Workstation, VMware Workstation, vSphere Big Data Extensions. Secunia also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in OVF Tool, Horizon View Client, and VMware vCenter Server Appliance. No official solution is currently available.
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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