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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for Firewall Services Module

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Cisco has released a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in the Cisco Firewall Services Module. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to cause a denial-of-service condition.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Cisco security advisory cisco-sa-20100804-fwsm and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Microsoft Releases Out-of-Band Security Bulletin to Address Shortcut Vulnerability

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released security bulletin MS10-046 to address a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows. This vulnerability is due to the failure of Microsoft Windows to properly obtain icons for shortcut files. By convincing a user to display a specially crafted shortcut file, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting strongly encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft security bulletin MS10-046 and apply any necessary updates to mitigate the risks.

Additional information regarding this vulnerability can be found in the following:

Firefox Releases Firefox 3.6.8

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 3.6.8 to address a critical vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Mozilla Foundation security advisory MFSA 2010-48 and update to Firefox 3.6.8 to help mitigate the risks.

Cisco Releases Security Advisory for CDS Internet Streamer

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Cisco has released a security advisory to address a vulnerability in the Cisco Internet Streamer application that is part of the Cisco Content Delivery System. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to obtain sensitive information, including password files and system logs. This information could be used to leverage subsequent attacks.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Cisco security advisory cisco-sa-20100721 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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