Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, July 31, 2016 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates

Avast: Avast! Free Antivirus has released version 12.2.2276. Updates are available on Avast’s website.

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

LastPass: LastPass has patched a vulnerability in its Firefox add-on, version 4.1.21a. LastPass will push an update to the browser with the patched version. The patch is also available on LastPass’ website.

Skype: Skype has released Skype Updates are available from the program or Skype’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash

Adobe Reader DC 2015.017.20050

Dropbox 6.4.14 [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 47.0.1 [Windows]

Google Chrome 52.0.2743.82

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18161

Java SE 8 Update 101 [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 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14, US-CERT advised Microsoft Windows users to remove QuickTime. This followed a report in ars technica that Apple has no plans to update the Windows app despite at least two reliable QuickTime vulnerabilities that threaten Windows users who still have the program installed.]

Safari 9.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]


For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its Cisco Nexus 1000v AVS versions prior to 5.2(1)SV3(1.5i) and prior to 5.2(1)SV3(1.6), and Prime Service Catalog version 11.0. Apply updates. Cisco also reports unpatched vulnerabilities in its Cisco AsyncOS for Cisco ESA, Videoscape Session Resource Manager (VSRM), Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) versions 7.4(121.0) and 8.0(0.30220.385), and FireSIGHT System Software versions 5.3.0, 5.3.1, 5.4.0, 6.0, and 6.0.1. There are no workarounds available. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

McAfee Web Gateway: McAfee has released updates for its Web Gateway to fix vulnerabilities. Update to version or Additional Information is available at McAfee’s website.