Archive for March, 2010

Mac OS-X operating system has been updated to version 10.6.3

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

There is like 69 vulnerabilities patched in the new version of Snow Leopard It can be downloaded from – http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/ Additional information at – http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=8521

Vulnerabilities in IE6 and 7 to be patched on March 30

Monday, March 29th, 2010

http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2010/03/29/internet-explorer-cumulative-update-releasing-out-of-band.aspx Internet Explorer Cumulative Update Releasing Out-of-Band Today we issued our Advanced Notification Service (ANS) to advise customers that we will be releasing security update MS10-018 tomorrow, March 30, 2010, at approximately10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC-8). MS10-018 resolves Security Advisory 981374, addressing a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. Internet Explorer 8 […]

Fixfox 3.6.2 has been released – intended to address bug in 3.6

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

If you previously installed 3.6, I would update it to 3.6.2 NOW. http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/3.6.2/releasenotes/v.3.6.2, released March 22nd, 2010 Download link – http://www.mozilla.com/products/download.html?product=firefox-3.6.2&os=win&lang=en-US Date:     3/22/2010 9:10 AMSubject:     I would hold off on a Firefox 3.6 deployment – a bug has been identified in version 3.6 A bug has been identified in Firefox 3.6. All indications […]

Cyber Security Tips for March – Backing up your files

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

The March issue, entitled Backing Up Your Files, offers advice on howand when to back up the files on your computer. The newsletter isavailable on DIR’s Reading Room web page located athttp://www.dir.state.tx.us/security/reading/2010/201003cybersec.pdf Previous Cyber Security Tips are available at – http://www.dir.state.tx.us/security/reading/index.htm

Exploit for Adobe Acrobat and Reader versions 8.2 and 9.3 in circulation

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/031010-reader-exploit-prompts-adobe-update.html?hpg1=bn Users of Adobe PDF Reader should check they are running the latest version of the software after the discovery of an exploit that takes advantage of a serious flaw patched only three weeks ago. According to Microsoft’s Threat Research and Response blog, its researchers have discovered a circulating PDF-based attack that hooks into the […]

Vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7 – No patch currently available

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

MULTI-STATE INFORMATON SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER CYBER SECURITY ADVISORY   MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER:2010-021   DATE(S) ISSUED:3/9/2010   SUBJECT:Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution   OVERVIEW:A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer, which could allow an attacker to take complete control of an affected system. At this point in […]

Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Producer

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

No patch is available for PRODUCER as of this time. MULTI-STATE INFORMATION SHARING AND ANALYSIS CENTER CYBER SECURITYADVISORY MS-ISAC ADVISORY NUMBER:2010-019 DATE(S) ISSUED:3/9/2010  SUBJECT:Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Producer Could AllowRemote Code Execution (MS10-016) OVERVIEW:A vulnerability has been discovered in Windows Movie Maker and MicrosoftProducer which could allow an attacker to take complete […]

Microsoft patches scheduled for Tuesday March 9

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

I only see two patches at this point scheduled for the March 9 Microsoft Patch Tuesday. While they do affect both current Operating Systems and Office applications, they are classified as IMPORTANT as opposed to critical.  It also indicates it MAY require a restart.  I am not sure what the condition might determine MAY for […]