Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, September 29, 2013by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, September 30th, 2013
Guest column by Citadel Information Group
Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report
Important Security Updates
Apple iOS: Apple has released version 7.0.2 of its iOS for several versions of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to fix 2 security bypass weaknesses in previous versions. The update is available through the device or through Apple’s website.
Apple TV: Apple has released version 6.0 of its Apple TV to fix at least 52 unpatched vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, in previous versions. Upgrade to version 6.0.
VLC Media Player: VLC has released version 2.1.0 (32-bit) of its Media Player. Download from the VLC website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 11.8.800.174 [Windows 7: IE9, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape, Opera]
Adobe Flash 11.8.800.168 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 11.8.800.168 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader 11.0.04
Dropbox 2.0.25 [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 24.0 [Windows]
Google Chrome 29.0.1547.57
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16686 [Windows 7: IE]
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16519 [Windows 8: IE]
Java SE 7 Update 40 [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 5.1.7 [Windows]
Safari 6.0.5 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
D-Link DSL-2740B Wireless Router: Secunia reports an unpatched vulnerability in D-Link’s DSL-2740B Wireless Router in firmware version EU_1.00. Other versions may also be affected. No official solution is currently available.
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released many updates for multiple products, including Cisco’s IOS XR, IOS Network Address Translation, IOS XE, Unified Computing System, IOS Zone-Based Firewall and others. Apply appropriate updates.
Citrix XenClient XT: Secunia reports that Citrix has released updates for its XenClient XT to fix at least 8 moderately critical vulnerabilities. Update to version 2.1.3 or 3.1.4.
McAfee Application Control: McAfee has released an update to its Application Control, affecting only Linux installations, to fix a security bypass vulnerability. Apply hotfix SOLIDCOR610-9500_LNX.zip.
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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