Vulnerability and Patch Report, Dec. 17, 2017 (Citadel Information Group)

Important Security Updates

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

Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released updates for multiple products, iCloud for Windows, tvOS, iOS, Pro Video Formats, AirPort Base Station and others. Updates are available from 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 63.0.3239.108. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google Chrome’s website.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday released updates to address dozens of vulnerabilities, some of which are highly critical within Windows operating systems, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, Office, and other Microsoft products. Additional details are available at Microsoft’s website.

Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.38.6357 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.

Viber: Viber has released version for Windows. Updates are available on Viber’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash Player

Adobe Reader DC 2018.009.20044

Dropbox 40.4.46 [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 57.0.2 [Windows]

Google Chrome 63.0.3239.108

Internet Explorer 11.0.48

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 41.16299.15.0

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 11.0 [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, Wi-Fi Protected Access II, Email Security Appliance, WebEx Recording Format and Advanced Recording Format Players, and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.

Fortinet FortiClient: Fortinet has released updates for its FortiClient product to patch a serious information disclosure vulnerability that can be exploited to obtain VPN authentication credentials. Additional details are available from Fortinet.

Palo Alto Networks Security Platform: Palo Alto Networks has released updates for the company’s PAN-OS security platform to patch critical and high severity vulnerabilities that can be exploited for remote code execution and command injection. Additional details are available from Palo Alto Networks.

Transport Layer Security: CERT’s website.CERT has released information on a Transport Layer Security (TLS) vulnerability.

VMware AirWatch Console: VMware has released updates to address vulnerabilities in WMware AirWatch Console. Additional details are available on VMware’s website.