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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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

Google Releases Chrome 5.0.375.125

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Google has released Chrome 5.0.375.125 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or obtain sensitive information.

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

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