Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, March 6, 2016 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates

Adobe Shockwave Player: Adobe has released version of Shockwave Player running on Windows and Macintosh. Updates are available through the program or from Adobe’s Shockwave Web Site.

AVG Free Edition: AVG has released version 2016.0.7496 of its 32 bit Free Edition. Updates are available on AVG’s website.

Avira Free Antivirus: Avira has released version of its free Antivirus. Updates are available from Avira’s website.

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 49.0.2623.75. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

KeePass: KeePass has released version 1.31 of its open source password manager. Updates are available from the KeePass website.

Panda Free Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus has released version 16.1.1. Updates are available on Panda Security’s website.

Opera: Opera has released version 35.0.2066.92. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.

SuperAntiSpyware: SuperAntiSpyware has released version 6.0.1216. Updates are available on SuperAntiSpyware’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash [Windows 7: IE, Firefox, Mozilla]

Adobe Flash [Windows 8: IE]

Adobe Flash [Macintosh OS X: Firefox, Opera, Safari]

Adobe Reader DC 2015.010.20056

Dropbox 3.14.7 [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.]

Firefox 44.0.2 [Windows]

Google Chrome 49.0.2623.75

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161

Java SE 8 Update 73 [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.]

QuickTime 7.7.9

Safari 9.0.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]


For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches, Nexus 3000 Series Switches, Nexus 4000 Series Switches, Nexus 5000 Series Switches, Nexus 6000 Series Switches, Nexus 7000 Series Switches, Nexus 3500 Platform Switches running Cisco NX-OS Software releases 6.0(2)A6(1), 6.0(2)A6(2), 6.0(2)A6(3), 6.0(2)A6(4), 6.0(2)A6(5), and 6.0(2)A7(1), Nexus 5500 Platform Switches, Nexus 5600 Platform Switches, Nexus 6000 Series Switches, Policy Suite Software Releases, 7.0.2, 7.0.2-att, 7.0.3-att, 7.0.4-att, and 7.5.0, Prime Infrastructure version 3.0, Unified Communications Domain Manager versions 8.x prior to version 8.1.1, Unified Computing System (UCS) running Cisco NX-OS Software, Web Security Appliance (WSA) running AsyncOS prior to 8.5.3-051 and 9.0.0-485. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco FireSIGHT System Software Release 6.1.0, Prime Infrastructure versions 2.2, 3.0, and 3.1(0.0), VDS-IS releases 3.3(0), 3.3(1), 4.0(0), and 4.1(0). No workarounds are available. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.

OpenSSH: OpenSSH has released version 7.2 to fix bugs and to disable by default some legacy cryptographic algorithms.  Updates are available at OpenSSH’s website.

OpenSSL: OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.1s and 1.0.2g to fix at least 8 vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical, reported in previous versions. Updates are available at OpenSSL’s website.