Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, May 11, 2014by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, May 12th, 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 2.6.33 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Foxit Reader: Foxit has released version 6.2.0.0429 to fix a moderately critical vulnerability. Updates are available through the program or from Foxit’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 29.0.1. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Opera: Opera has released version 21.0.1432.57. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 7.9.6 of Roboform. Updates are available from within the program, look for the “Check New Version” button on the Options menu or download from the Roboform website.
WinZip: Winzip has released version 18.5. Updates are available from within the program, look for “Check for Updates” on the Help menu, or download from the WinZip website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 184.108.40.206 [Windows 7: IE]
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.11 [Windows 7: Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.168 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.124 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.06
Dropbox 2.6.33 [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 34.0.1847.131
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17105
Java SE 8 Update 5 [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 WebEx Meetings Server, WebEx Recording Format Player, WebEx Advanced Recording Format Player, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Broadband Access Center Telco Wireless (BAC-TW), Nexus 1000V Series Switches, and others. Apply updates.
Citrix Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Citrix has released updates for its CloudPlatform, Licensing, Usage Collector, XenClient Enterprise, XenClient XT, Desktop Player for Mac, Receiver, Worx Home for iOS, XenClient Enterprise, XenMobile MDX Toolkit & SDK, NetScaler and others. Apply updates.
Kaspersky Internet Security: Secunia reports that Kasperksky has released updates for its Internet Security to fix a moderately critical vulnerability in previous versions. Apply patch G.
Kaspersky PURE: Secunia reports that Kasperksky has released updates for its PURE RPC Server to fix a moderately critical vulnerability in previous versions. Apply patch E.
McAfee Firewall Enterprise: Secunia reports that McAfee has released updates for its Firewall Enterprise to fix a highly critical vulnerability reported in previous versions. Update to version 7.0.1.02.E16, 7.0.1.03H07, 8.2.1P01, or 8.3.0.
Novell Open Enterprise Server: Secunia reports that Novell has released updates to fix a vulnerability in its Open Enterprise Server (OES) reported in 11 (OES 11) Linux Support Pack 2 prior to oes11sp2-March-2014-Scheduled-Maintenance-8934. Apply oes11sp2-March-2014-Scheduled-Maintenance-8934.
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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