Anti-Piracy

Weekend Vulnerability and Patch Report, Dec. 25, 2016 (Citadel Information Group)

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Important Security Updates

Apple iTunes: Apple has released updates for each AirPort Base Station firmware. Updates are available from Apple’s website.

Dropbox: Dropbox has released version 16.4.30 for its file hosting program. Updates are available at Dropbox’s website. [See Citadel’s warning below]

Opera: Opera has released version 42.0.2393.94. Updates are available from within the browser or from Opera’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Flash 24.0.0.186

Adobe Reader DC 2015.020.20039

Dropbox 16.4.30 [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 50.1.0 [Windows]

Google Chrome 55.0.2883.87

Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18538

Java SE 8 Update 111 [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 39.14986.0.0

QuickTime 7.7.9 [Citadel recommends removing QuickTime. On April 14US-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 9.1.3 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]

Skype 7.30.0.105

For Your IT Department

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco reports patched vulnerabilities in its CloudCenter Orchestrator Docker Engine, Jabber Guest Server, Intercloud Fabric Database, Expressway Series and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available at Cisco’s website.

VMware:  VMware has released updates for its VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP), ESXi, and more. Apply updates.  Additional details are available at available at VMware’s website.