AND Patch REPORT
FROM OUR FRIENDS AT CITADEL INFORMATION GROUP
Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, January 3, 2016
Important Security Updates
7-Zip: 7-Zip.org has Released Version 15.14 (32-bit and 64-bit). Updates are available from 7-Zip’s website.
Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has Released version 22.214.171.1247 to fix at least 19 vulnerabilities. Updates are available from Adobe’s website.
Kaspersky Security Scan: Kaspersky has released version 126.96.36.1994 of its free Security Scan. Updates are available from Kaspersky’s website.
Kindle for PC: Amazon has released version 1.14.0 Build 43019. Updates are available through the Kindle or from Amazon’s website.
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 43.0.3 of Firefox. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.
Panda Antivirus: Panda Security has released version 16.1.0 for its free Antivirus.
Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.13.5460 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.
Siber Systems RoboForm: Siber Systems has released version 188.8.131.52 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.
Skype: Skype has released Skype 184.108.40.206. Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.
Current Software Versions
Adobe Flash 220.127.116.117 [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]
Adobe Flash 18.104.22.1687 [Windows 8: IE]
Adobe Flash 22.214.171.1247 [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]
Adobe Reader DC 15.009.20079
Dropbox 3.12.6 [Citadel warns against relying on security of Dropbox or other cloud-based file exchange systems. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted with a program like Axcrypt; encryption keys be at least 15 characters long; and the master Dropbox [or other] password be at least 15 characters long and different from other passwords.]
Google Chrome 47.0.2526.106
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18098
Java SE 8 Update 66 [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 9.0.2 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]
For Your IT Department
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 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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