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Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 16, 2014
by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, March 17th, 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 Flash Player: Adobe has released version 12.0.0.77 for its Flash Player to fix a moderately critical vulnerability. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Flash Web Site.

Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version 12.1.0.150 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.

Amazon Kindle for PC: Amazon has released version 1.10.8 Build 40514 of Kindle for PC. Updates are available through the program or from the Amazon’s Kindle website.

Apple iOS: Apple  has released version 7.1 of its iOS for iPhone 4 and later, iPad and iPod touch to fix at least 26 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. The update is available through the devices or through Apple’s website.

Apple TV: Apple has released version 6.1 for Apple TV to fix at least 24 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available from within the program or Apple’s website.

AVG Antivirus Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4336 (32-bit) of its Free Edition Antivirus. Updates are available through the program or from AVG’s website.

Google Chrome: Google has released version 33.0.1750.149 of Chrome for Windows and Mac to fix 7 highly critical vulnerabilities. Updates are available through the program.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft released 5 updates addressing at least 23 security weaknesses in almost all versions of the Microsoft OS, Internet Explorer, and more. Updates are available via Windows Update or from Automatic Update.

Opera: Opera has released version 20.0.1387.77. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash  12.0.0.77 [Windows 7: IE]

Adobe Flash  12.0.0.77 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]

Adobe Flash  12.0.0.77 [Windows 8: IE]

Adobe Flash  12.0.0.77 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]

Adobe Reader 11.0.06

Dropbox 2.6.2 [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 27.0.1

Google Chrome 33.0.1750.149

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16518 [Windows 7: IE]

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16384 [Windows 8: IE]

Java SE 7 Update 51 [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.]

QuickTime 7.7.5

Safari 5.1.7

Safari 7.0.2 [Mac OS X]

Skype 6.14.0.104

Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities

D-Link DIR-600 Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in D-Link’s DIR-600 Wireless Router in firmware versions 2.16WW and prior. No official solution is currently available.

D-Link DSL-2640U Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in D-Link’s DSL-2640U Wireless Router in firmware versions 1.0.24W and prior. No official solution is currently available.

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

For Your IT Department

Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud: Secunia reports an unpatched security issue in Cisco’s Intelligent Automation for Cloud in versions 9.4.1 and prior. Other versions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available.

McAfee Cloud Identity Manager: Secunia reports that McAfee has released an update for its Cloud Identity Manager to fix unpatched a moderately critical vulnerability in previous versions. Upgrade to version 4.0.1.

McAfee Cloud Single Sign On: Secunia reports that McAfee has released an update for its Cloud Single Sign On (formerly McAfee Cloud Identity Manager) to fix a moderately critical vulnerability in previous versions. Upgrade to version 4.0.1.

McAfee Multiple Products: Secunia reports that McAfee has released a partial fix for its Email Gateway and Email and Web Security Appliance to address vulnerabilities reported in Email Gateway versions 7.0, 7.5, and 7.6 and Email and Web Security Appliance version 5.6. Apply patch if available.

McAfee Web Gateway: Secunia reports that McAfee has released updates for its Web Gateway to fix a vulnerability in previous versions. Update to version 7.4.1 or 7.3.2.6.

VMware ESXi: Secunia reports that VMware has released an update to fix a vulnerability. Apply patch if available.

VMware vCenter Server: Secunia reports that VMware has released updates for its VCenter Server to fix at least 51 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Apply 5.5 Update 1.

VMware vCenter Server Appliance: Secunia reports that VMware has released updates for its VCenter Server Appliance to fix a vulnerability. Apply update.

VMware vSphere Update Manager: Secunia reports that VMware has released updates for its VSphere Update Manager to fix at least 51 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. Apply 5.5 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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