Vulnerability and Patch Report, Sept. 24, 2017 (Citadel Information Group)


Important Security Updates

Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released updates in Xcode 9 in macOS Sierra 10.1.6 or later, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, Safari 11, iOS 11, and others. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.

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

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

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 61.0.3163.100. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.35.6210 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website. Additional details about the recent security notification are available here on Piriform’s website.

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

TechSmith Corporation SnagIt: TechSmith has released version for SnagIt. Updates are available from TechSmith’s website.


Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash

Adobe Reader DC 2017.012.20093

Dropbox 34.4.20 [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 61.0.3163.100

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, Citadelrecommends 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 Unified Customer Voice Portal Operations Console, Aironet 1800, 2800, 3800, 1830 and 1850 Series Access Points, Mobility Express 1800 Access Points, Apache Struts 2, IOS and IOS XE, Small Business Managed Switches, Email Security Appliance, Wide Area Application Services, UCS Center Software, Small Business SPA300, SPA500, and SPA51x Series, FindIT DLL, Unified Intelligence Center, Email Security Appliance, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.8.2. Apply updates. Additional details are available on WordPress’ website.