Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, July 20, 2014by Fred F. Farkel, Monday, July 21st, 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
AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2014.0.4744 of its 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.
Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 2.10.2 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]
Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome 36.0.1985.125 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome Frame to fix at least 2 moderately critical unpatched vulnerabilities in previous versions. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.
Google Chrome for Android: Google has released version 36.0.1985.122 of Chrome for Android to fix at least 2 unpatched vulnerabilities in previous versions. Updates are available through the program or device.
Oracle Java: Oracle has released Java SE 7 Update 65 to fix at least 20 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical. The update is available through Windows Control Panel or Java’s website. [See Citadel’s recommendation below]
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 11.0.07
Dropbox 2.10.2 [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 36.0.1985.125
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.17126
Java SE 7 Update 65 [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 7.0.4 [Mac OS X]
Newly Announced Unpatched Vulnerabilities
For Your IT Department
Cisco Multiple Products: Secunia reports that Cisco has released updates for its SPA300 / SPA500 Series, WebEx Meetings Server and Meeting Center, Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Unified Contact Center Express, Unified Communications Manager, Wireless Residential Gateway, Identity Services Engine (ISE), Unified Contact Center Enterprise, multiple Wireless Residential Gateway products, and others. Apply updates. Secunia report several unpatched vulnerabilities in Cisco Unified Communications Domain Manager (CUCDM), Business Edition 3000 and others. No official solution is available.
Citrix NetScaler: Secunia reports that Citrix has released updates for its NetScaler and NetScaler Gateway to fix 2 vulnerabilities. Update to version 10.1-126.12.
Citrix XenDesktop: Secunia reports that Citrix has released updates for it’s XenDesktop to fix a vulnerability reported in the following products and versions: Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 Common Criteria, Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 x32, Citrix XenDesktop 5.6 x64, Citrix XenDesktop 7, Citrix XenDesktop 7.1, Citrix XenDesktop 7.5. Apply updates.
Citrix XenServer: Secunia reports that Citrix has released updates for it’s XenServer to fix 2 moderately critical vulnerabilities and a security issues. Apply updates.
Oracle Multiple Products: Both Secunia and US-Cert report that Oracle has released updates to fix more than 100 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, for Oracle Linux for java-1.7.0-openjdk, Solaris, Hyperion Provider Services, Hyperion Common Admin, Hyperion Business Intelligence Plus, Hyperion Essbase, Siebel CRM, Communications Messaging Server, Secure Global Desktop, Agile Product Collaboration, E-Business Suite, BI Publisher, BI Publisher, PeopleSoft Enterprise Supply Chain Management (SCM), Retail Returns Management, PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management Solutions (FMS), PeopleSoft PeopleTools, PeopleSoft Enterprise Learning Management, Glassfish Communications Server, Glassfish Server, Retail Back Office and Oracle Retail Central Office, JDeveloper, WebLogic Server, WebCenter Portal, iPlanet Web Server, iPlanet Web Proxy Server, Traffic Director, Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect, Database, MySQL Server, Transportation Management, VM VirtualBox, JRockit, ISC BIND included in Solaris, and others. Apply updates.
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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