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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.

Apple Releases Safari 5.0.1 and Safari 4.1.1

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Safari 5.0.1 and Safari 4.1.1 for Windows and Mac OS X to address multiple vulnerabilities in Safari and WebKit. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, or obtain sensitive information.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT4276 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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.

Sun Releases Update 17 for Java SE 6

December 10th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Sun has released update 17 for Java SE JDK 6 and Java SE JRE 6 to address multiple vulnerabilities. The impacts of these vulnerabilities include arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation, denial of service, and information disclosure.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review the Java SE 6 Update 17 release notes and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1 and Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 6 to address these vulnerabilities. Mac users are encouraged to review Apple articles HT3969 and HT3970 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Apple Releases Java Updates for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

July 2nd, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Java for Mac OS X 10.4 Release 9 and Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 4 to address multiple vulnerabilities in Java. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple articles HT3633 and HT3632 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Apple Releases Safari 4.0

July 2nd, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Safari 4.0 for Windows and Mac OS X to address multiple vulnerabilities in CFNetwork, CoreGraphics, ImageIO, International Components for Unicode, libxml, Safari, Safari Windows Installer, and WebKit. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, obtain sensitive information, bypass security restrictions, or conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Apple article HT3613 and upgrade to Safari 4.0 to help mitigate the risks.

Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

December 15th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Security Update 2008-008 and Mac OS X v10.5.6 to address multiple vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and related products. The impacts of these vulnerabilities include arbitrary code execution, privilege escalation, denial of service, or information disclosure.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review Apple article HT3338 and apply the appropriate updates.

Apple Releases Java Updates for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

September 25th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released updates for Java for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review Apple Article HT3178 and HT3179 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Apple Releases Security Updates for Multiple Vulnerabilities

September 16th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Apple has released Security Update 2008-006 and Mac OS X v10.5.5 to address multiple vulnerabilities in Mac OS X and related products. The impacts of these vulnerabilities include arbitrary code execution, information disclosure, denial of service, privilege escalation, or DNS cache poisoning.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review Apple article HT3137 and apply the appropriate updates as soon as possible.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional details as the they become available.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 3.0.1

July 18th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Mozilla has released Firefox 3.0.1 to address three vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial-of-service condition. One of these vulnerabilities may also affect Thunderbird and SeaMonkey. Two of these vulnerabilities were previously fixed in Firefox 2.0.0.16 as well; please see the DarkFiber Consulting Current Activity entry Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0.0.16 for additional information.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review the following Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories and upgrade to Firefox 3.0.1 or implement the workarounds provided in the documents to help mitigate the risks:

  • MFSA 2008-34 : Remote code execution by overflowing CSS reference counter
  • MFSA 2008-35 : Command-line URLs launch multiple tabs when Firefox not running
  • MFSA 2008-36 : Crash with malformed GIF file on Mac OS X