Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, May 5, 2013by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, May 6th, 2013
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.
Special Security Alert
Microsoft Internet Explorer: Secunia reports an extremely critical unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8.x that is currently being actively exploited in target attacks. No official solution is currently available. Microsoft recommends upgrading to Internet Explorer 9 or 10.
Important Security Updates
D-Link IP Camera: D-Link has released updates to fix at least 3 security issues for several of its DCS model IP Cameras. Go to D-Link’s website and select the model to download the current version.
Yahoo! Browser for Android: Yahoo! has released version 1.4.3. for the browser for Android to fix a weakness. Update through the device.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 11.7.700.169 [Windows 7: IE9, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera]
Adobe Flash 11.7.700.169 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 11.7.700.169 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.02
Dropbox 1.6.11 [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 20.0.1 [Windows]
Google Chrome 26.0.1410.64
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16521 [Windows 7: IE]
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16519 [Windows 8: IE]
Java SE 7 Update 21 [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 particular web sites 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 7.7.3 (1680.64)
Safari 5.1.7 [Windows]
Safari 6.0.4 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
D-Link DIR-635 Wireless Router: Secunia reports unpatched vulnerabilities in D-Link’s DIR-635 Wireless Router in revision B1 version 2.34EU. Other versions may also be affected.No official solution is currently available.
For an updated list of previously announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities, please see theresources section of Citadel’s website.
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for multiple products, including Cisco’s IOS , WebEx, Unified Meeting Place, TelePresence Management, IPS 4200, Nexus 7000, and others. Apply appropriate updates.
HP Service Manager: Secunia reports at least 57 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, in HP’s Service Manager. Update to version 9.31.2004 p2.
Novell iPrint Client: Secunia reports a highly critical vulnerability in Novell’s iPrint Client in versions prior to 5.90. Update to version 5.90.
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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