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Adobe Releases Security Advisory for PageMaker 7

October 31st, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a Security Advisory to address vulnerabilities in PageMaker 7.0.1 and 7.0.2. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Adobe’s Security Advisory ASPA08-10 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. Note that the Adobe Security Advisory indicates that an additional vulnerability remains unaddressed by the update.

VMware Releases Security Advisory VMSA-2008-0017

October 31st, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

VMware has released a Security Advisory indicating it has updated the ESX packages to address vulnerabilities in libxml2, ucd-snmp, and libtiff. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, spoof authenticated SNMPv3 packets, or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2008-0017 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

OpenOffice.org Releases Two Security Bulletins

October 29th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

OpenOffice.org has released bulletins to address two vulnerabilities. These bulletins address heap-based buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the processing of WMF and EMF files. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the following OpenOffice.org security bulletins and apply the resolutions provided by the vendor:

Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 958963

October 27th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released Security Advisory 958963 to alert users that exploit code is publicly available for the Windows Server Service vulnerability addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067. The advisory states that this exploit code has demonstrated arbitrary code execution on Windows 2000, XP and Server 2003.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Advisory 958963 and apply the update or workarounds listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 to help mitigate the risks.

Additional information regarding the Windows Server Service vulnerability is available in:

Cisco Releases Advisory for Cisco PIX and ASA

October 23rd, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20081022-asa was released to address multiple vulnerabilities in Cisco ASA and PIX. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to bypass authentication mechanisms or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Cisco Security Advisory cisco-sa-20081022-asa and apply any necessary updates or workarounds to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for Out-of-Band October Security Bulletin

October 23rd, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating the upcoming release of an out-of-band bulletin. The notification states that this is a Critical bulletin and is for Microsoft Windows. Release of this bulletin is scheduled for Thursday, October 23.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Bulletin MS08-067

October 23rd, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS08-067 to address a vulnerability in the Windows Server Service. This vulnerability is due to improper handling of specially crafted RPC requests. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Trend Micro OfficeScan Critical Patch Release

October 22nd, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Trend Micro has released a Critical Patch to address a vulnerability in OfficeScan. This vulnerability is due to a stack-based buffer overflow condition. By sending a specially crafted HTTP request containing form data to the server CGI module, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Trend Micro Critical Patch Release overview for Build 1374 and Build 3110 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

F-Secure Releases Security Bulletin FSC-2008-3

October 21st, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

F-Secure has released a Security Bulletin to address a vulnerability that affects a number of their products. This vulnerability is due to improper RPM parsing. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review F-Secure Security Bulletin FSC-2008-3 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Security Bulletin for Flash Player

October 17th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a Security Bulletin to address multiple security issues in Flash Player. Some of these issues may allow an attacker to conduct clickjacking types of attacks that could enable the camera or microphone through Flash Player. Additional information about clickjacking attacks can be found in a recently posted Current Activity entry.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Adobe Security Bulletin and upgrade to Flash Player version 10.0.12.36 to help mitigate the risks.

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