Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 9, 2014by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, March 10th, 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
D-Link DIR-100 Wired Router: D-Link has released a firmware update for its DIR-100 wired router to fix 4 vulnerabilities. Update to firmware version 4.03B13. Updates can be found on D-Link’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.6.2 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released version 33.0.1750.146 of Chrome for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame to fix 6 highly critical vulnerabilities in previous versions. Updates are available through the program.
Google Picasa: Google has released version 3.9 Build 137.114. Updates are available at the Picasa website.
Opera: Opera has released version 20.00 to fix moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities in previous versions. 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 11.0.06
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.]
Google Chrome 33.0.1750.146
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.]
Safari 7.0.2 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its CVR 100W Wireless-N VPN Router, RV215W Wireless-N VPN Router, RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall, 2000 Series Wireless LAN Controller, 2100 Series Wireless LAN Controller, 2500 Series Wireless Controller, 4400 Series Wireless LAN Controller, 5500 Series Wireless Controller, Catalyst 6500 Series Wireless Service Module (WiSM), Wireless LAN Controller (WLC 4.x, 5.x, 6.x, 7.x), and others. Apply updates.
Citrix Net Scaler / NetScaler VPX: Secunia reports that Citrix has released updates for its NetScaler and NetScaler VPX to fix at least 8 vulnerabilities. Update to version 10.1-118.7, 10.0-77.5, or 9.3-64.4.
Citrix NetScaler SDX: Secunia reports that Citrix has relased updates for its NetScaler SDX to fix an error within the Service VM Virtual Machine Daemon reported in previous versions. Update to version 10.0-77.5 or 9.3-64.4.
SonicWALL Network Security Appliance (NSA) 2400: SonicWALL has released updates for its Network Security Applicance (NSA) 2400 Series to fix a vulnerability. Update to a fixed version.
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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