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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.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for August Security Bulletin

August 6th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification indicating that its August release will contain 14 bulletins. Eight bulletins will have the severity rating of critical and will be for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, and Silverlight. The remaining six bulletins will have the severity rating of important and will be for Microsoft Windows and Office. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, August 10, 2010.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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.

Adobe Releases a Security Update for Download Manager

March 1st, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a security bulletin to address a vulnerability in the Adobe Download Manager. This vulnerability could allow an attacker to download and install unauthorized software.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review security bulletin APSB10-08 and review the steps to mitigate the issue.

Microsoft Releases Advance Notification for February Security Bulletin

March 1st, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has issued a Security Bulletin Advance Notification, indicating that its February release cycle will contain 13 bulletins. Five of them will have a severity rating of Critical and will be for Microsoft Windows. The remaining eight bulletins have an Important rating and are for Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. Release of these bulletins is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2010.

DarkFiber Consulting will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Adobe Releases Shockwave Player Update

January 27th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released an update for Shockwave Player to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affect Adobe Shockwave Player 11.5.2.602 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB10-03 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe Releases Update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

January 27th, 2010 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released an update for Reader and Acrobat to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities affect Adobe Reader 9.2 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX and Adobe Acrobat 9.2 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. 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 APBS10-02 and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks. 

Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player and AIR

December 10th, 2009 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Adobe has released a security bulletin to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player 10.0.32.18 and earlier and Adobe AIR1.5.2 and earlier. 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 Adobe security bulletin APSB09-19 and update to Adobe Flash Player 10.0.42.34 and Adobe AIR 1.5.3.

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