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Apple Releases Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 8 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.5 update 8 and Java for Mac OS X 10.6 update 3 to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the Java package. 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 Apple articles HT4417 and HT4418 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Google Releases Chrome 7.0.517.41

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Google has released Chrome 7.0.517.41 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, conduct URL spoofing, or bypass security restrictions.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome Releases blog entry and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.6.11

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.11 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, or cause a denial-of-service condition. The Mozilla Foundation has also released Firefox 3.5.14 to address these same vulnerabilities. Some of these vulnerabilities also affect Thunderbird and SeaMonkey and are addressed in Thunderbird 3.1.5 and 3.0.9 and SeaMonkey 2.0.9.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories released on October 19, 2010 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

RealNetworks Releases Security Update for RealPlayer Vulnerabilities

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

RealNetworks has issued a Security Update to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting RealPlayer. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the RealNetworks security advisory and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

RIM Releases Security Advisory for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

RIM has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in the PDF distiller of the BlackBerry attachment service for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review BlackBerry security advisory KB24547 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Oracle Releases Critical Patch for October 2010

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Oracle has released its Critical Patch Update for October 2010 to address 85 vulnerabilities across multiple products. This update contains the following security fixes:

  • 7 for Oracle Database Server
  • 8 for Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • 1 for Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
  • 6 for Oracle E-Business Suite
  • 2 for Oracle Supply Chain Products Suite
  • 21 for Oracle PeopleSoft and JDEdwards Suite
  • 4 for Oracle Siebel Suite
  • 1 for Oracle Primavera Products Suite
  • 26 for Oracle Sun Products Suite
  • 5 for Oracle Open Office Suite
  • 4 for Oracle VM

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the October 2010 Critical Patch Update and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases October Security Bulletin

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, .NET Framework, Server Software, Office, and Internet Explorer as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for October 2010. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, obtain sensitive information, operate with elevated privileges, cause a denial-of-service condition, or tamper with data.

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

Oracle Releases Pre-Release Announcement for October 2010

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Oracle has issued a critical patch update pre-release announcement indicating that its October release will contain 81 new vulnerability fixes. Release of the critical patch update is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the pre-release announcement. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for October Security Bulletin

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its October release will contain sixteen bulletins. Four bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. Ten bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Server Software, Windows, and Office. The remaining two bulletins will have the severity rating of moderate and will be for Microsoft Windows. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, October 12, 2010.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Foxit Releases Foxit Reader 4.2

October 23rd, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Foxit has released Foxit Reader 4.2 to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of  these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, compromise the digital signature of PDF signatures or cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Foxit security bulletin released on September 29, 2010, review the bug fix list for Foxit Reader 4.2, and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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