CDSA

Vulnerability and Patch Report, Jan. 21, 2018 (Citadel Information Group)

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Important Security Updates

Oracle Java: Oracle has released versions Java SE 8 Update 162. The update is available through Windows Control Panel or Java’s website. [See Citadel’s recommendation below]

Piriform CCleaner: Piriform has released version 5.39.6399 for CCleaner. Updates are available from Piriform’s website.

Spotify: Spotify has released version 1.0.72.177. Updates are available on Spotify’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash Player 28.0.0.137

Adobe Reader DC 2018.009.20044

Dropbox 40.4.80 [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 57.0.4 [Windows]

Google Chrome 63.0.3239.132

Internet Explorer 11.0.48

Java SE 8 Update 162 [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 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]

Skype 7.40.0.151

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for NX-OS, CPU-Side Channel Information, Email Security and Content Security Management Appliance, Unified Customer Voice Portal, Web Security Appliance, WebEx Meetings, WAP 150 Wireless, USC Central Software and others. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Cisco’s website.

WordPress: WordPress has released version 4.9.2. Apply updates. Additional details are available on WordPress’ website.