Vulnerability and Patch Report, Aug. 27, 2017 (Citadel Information Group)


Important Security Updates

AxCrypt: AxCrypt has released version 2.1.1534.0. Updates are available from AxCrypt’s website.

Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 33.4.23 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]

Foxit Reader: Foxit has released Foxit Reader of its popular PDF-reader. Updates are available from within the program or from Foxit’s website.

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 60.0.3112.113. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Google Earth Pro: Google has released version for Google Earth Pro. Updates are available from Google’s website.

LastPass: LastPass has released version 4.1.63 for its Free Password Manager. Updates are available from LastPass’ website.

Malwarebytes: Malwarebytes has released version Updates are available from Malwarebytes website.

Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released version 55.0.3. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website. 

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash

Adobe Reader DC 2017.012.20093

Dropbox 33.4.23 [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 55.0.3 [Windows]

Google Chrome 60.0.3112.113

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18763

Java SE 8 Update 144 [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.]

Microsoft Edge 40.15063.0.0

QuickTime 7.7.9 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14, 2016 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 10.1.2 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]


For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Smart Net Total Care, Meeting Server and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

TeamViewer: TeamViewer has released version 12.1.16680. Updates are available from TeamViewer’s website.