DarkFiber Consulting – IT Managed Services

Apple Releases iTunes 9.2

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released iTunes 9.2 for Windows systems to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the ColorSync, ImageIO, and WebKit packages. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT4220 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Apple Releases Security Update 2010-004 and Mac OS X v10.6.4

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Security Update 2010-004 and Mac OS X v10.6.4 to address multiple vulnerabilities that affect a number of applications. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code,  cause a denial-of-service condition, operate with elevated privileges, conduct man-in-the-middle attacks, alter configuration settings, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

Note that these Apple updates include Adobe Flash Player plugin version 10.0.45.2, which contains vulnerabilities previously identified in Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-14. The Adobe Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) has published a blog entry recommending that Mac OS X users upgrade to the latest version of the Flash Player (version 10.1.53.64) after applying these Apple updates.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple Article HT4188 and the Adobe PSIRT blog entry and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Flash 10.1

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a Security Bulletin to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 10.0.45.2 and earlier versions and in Adobe AIR 1.5.3.9130 and earlier versions.  Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-14 and to update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Windows Help and Support Center Vulnerability

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of a vulnerability affecting the Mircosoft Windows Help and Support Center. This vulnerability is due to improper sanitization of hcp:// URIs. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary commands.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Vulnerability Note VU#578319 and implement the workarounds to help mitigate the risks and reduce attack vectors.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Google Releases Chrome 5.0.375.70

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.70 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, conduct cross-site scripting attacks, bypass security restrictions, or obtain sensitive information.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and update to Chrome 5.0.375.70 to help mitigate the security risks.

Microsoft Releases June Security Bulletin

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, SharePoint, and .NET Framework as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or operate with elevated privileges.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the bulletins and follow best-practice security policies to determine which updates should be applied.

Apple Releases Safari 5.0 and Safari 4.1

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Safari 5.0 and Safari 4.1 for Windows and Mac OS X to address multiple vulnerabilities in ColorSync, Safari, and WebKit. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, obtain sensitive information, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT4196 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Security Advisory for Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a security advisory to notify users of a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and take control of the affected system. The advisory indicates that Adobe is aware of active exploitation of this vulnerability.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Adobe security advisory APSA10-01 and apply any necessary workarounds until a fix is released by the vendor.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Apple Releases iOS 4

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released iOS 4 for iPhone 3G and later, and iPod touch (2nd generation) and later, to address multiple vulnerabilities across several packages. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, disclose sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT4225 and update to iOS 4 as necessary to help mitigate the risks.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6.4

June 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.4 and Firefox 3.5.10 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, obtain sensitive information, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks. Some of these vulnerabilities also affect Thunderbird and SeaMonkey.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the security advisories for Firefox 3.6 and Firefox 3.5 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.