Weekend Patch Report, December 19, 2021

Important Security Updates

Apple Multiple Products: Apple has released security updates for iPhones, iPods, watchOS, tvOS, iOS, iPadOS and more. Additional details are available on Apple’s website.

Google Chrome: Google has released Google Chrome version 96.0.4664.110. Updates are available from within the browser or from Google’s website.

Microsoft Edge: Microsoft has released version 96.0.1054.62 of Edge. Updates are available within the browser under About Microsoft Edge on the Menu button in the top-right corner of the screen under “Help and Feedback.”

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

Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla has released Version 95.0.1. Updates are available within the browser or from Mozilla’s website.

Current Software Versions

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2021.007.20099

Dropbox 136.4.4345 [SecureTheVillage warns against relying on security of Dropbox or other cloud-based file exchange systems. We recommend files containing sensitive information be independently encrypted; 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 95.0.1 [Windows]

Google Chrome 96.0.4664.110  (Official Build)

Microsoft Edge 96.0.1054.62

Microsoft Explorer 11.0.220

Java SE 8 Update 301 [SecureTheVillage 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 or application that requires Java, SecureTheVillage recommends using a two-browser approach to minimize risk. Unplug Java from the browser you use for everyday surfing and leave it plugged in to a second browser that you only use for sites that require Java. And if you have a specific use or need for Java, make sure you have the latest version.]

QuickTime 7.7.9 [SecureTheVillage 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 15.1 [Mac OS X Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan]


For Your IT Department

Apache: Apache has released version 2.15.0 to address a critical RCE vulnerability actively under exploitation. It is strongly encouraged for users and administrators to review Apache’s announcement and upgrade. Additional details are available on Apache’s website.

Cisco Multiple Products: Cisco has released updates for Apache Log4j Library affecting Cisco Products, Small Business 220 Series Smart Switches and more. Apply updates. Additional details, including a list of vulnerable products and products confirmed not vulnerable, are available on Cisco’s website.

McAfee: McAfee has released updates for Network Security Manager (NSM). Apply updates. Additional details are available on McAfee’s website.

Sonicwall: Sonicwall has released updates for its SMA 100 Series Appliances. Apply updates. Additional details are available on Sonicwall’s website.

VMware: VMware has released a response to Apache Log4j Remote Code Execution. Below are the list of impacted products under evaluation: VMware Horizon, VMware vCenter Server, VMware HCX, VMware NSX-T Data Center, VMware Unified Access Gateway, VMware WorkspaceOne Access, VMware Identity Manager, VMware vRealize Operations, VMware vRealize Operations Cloud Proxy, VMware vRealize Log Insight, VMware vRealize Automation, VMware Telco Cloud Automation, VMware Site Recovery Manager, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload Appliance, VMware Tanzu GemFire, VMware Tanzu Greenplum, VMware Tanzu Operations Manager, VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs, VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition, VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront Nozzle, Healthwatch for Tanzu Application Service, Spring Cloud Services for VMware Tanzu, Spring Cloud Gateway for VMware Tanzu, Spring Cloud Gateway for Kubernetes, API Portal for VMware Tanzu, Single Sign-On for VMware Tanzu Application Service, App Metrics, VMware vCenter Cloud Gateway, VMware Tanzu SQL with MySQL for VMs, vRealize Orchestrator. Additional details are available on VMware’s website.

VMware Multiple products: VMware has released updates for Workspace ONE Access, Identity Manager, vRealize Automation and more. Apply updates. Additional details are available on VMware’s website.

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