Vulnerability and Patch Report, Oct. 22, 2017 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates

Adobe Flash Player: Adobe has released version Updates are available from Adobe’s website.

Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 37.4.29 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 62.0.3202.62. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Opera: Opera has released version 48.0.2685.50. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.

Oracle Java: Oracle has released versions Java SE 8 Update 151. The update is available through Windows Control Panel or Java’s website. [See Citadel’s recommendation below]

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Reader DC 2017.012.20093

Dropbox 37.4.29 [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 56.0.1 [Windows]

Google Chrome 62.0.3202.62

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18763

Java SE 8 Update 151 [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 Wi-Fi Protected Access and Wi-Fi Protected Access II, AMP for Endpoints, Nexus Series Switches, FXOS and NX-OS System Software, Small Business SPA50x, SPA51x, SPA52x, SPA300 and SPA500 Series IP Phones, WebEx Meetings, Unified Contact Center, Network Analysis Module, Jabber Expressway Series and Cisco TelePresence Video Communication Server, IOS XE Software, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.