Archive for November, 2010

Vulnerability in all current versions of Windows

Monday, November 29th, 2010

http://secunia.com/advisories/42356/ Secunia Advisory SA42356 Microsoft Windows win32k.sys Driver “GreEnableEUDC()” Vulnerability Description A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or gain escalated privileges. The vulnerability is caused due to an error in win32k.sys when processing the “GreEnableEUDC()” function. This can […]

Adobe Reader version 9.4.1 released on November 17

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Adobe updated the Reader and Acrobat products on Nov 17.   The most current version is 9.4.1.  Please have your customers do a check for updates and apply the patch as soon as possible.  The update is actually a patch for the flash component that runs in Acrobat and Reader.  The patch for flash was released […]

Instructions for Surplusing computer equipment

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The following URLs should be used when equipment is to be decommissioned and sent to surplus.  The first URL is to be used to list the equipment. The second URL applies to media.  If possible, the media should be wiped before it is turned over to surplus.  If the media cannot be accessed, it can […]

Large patch update for Mac OS-X version 6.4 – some problems experienced with PGP whole disk encryption

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

On Thursday, November 11, Apple released a large patch update for the Mac OS-X 6.4 (and 10.5) operating system.  The patch addresses 134 vulnerabilities in the 10.6.4 version. http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111110-apple-smashes-patch-record-with.html Apple smashes patch record with gigantic update Fixes 134 flaws with Mac OS X update, 55 in Flash alone However, as of about mid-day, some systems […]

Microsoft November patches – advance notification

Friday, November 5th, 2010

As of Thursday, November 4, Microsoft has announced the patches scheduled to be released on November 9.  Compared to recent months, the patch load is light to say the least. There are only three patches. Only one of which is classified as critical. Two patches are for the Office Suite of products and one is […]

Vulnerability in Internet Explorer version 6-8

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

On, Wednesday, November 3, Microsoft issued a notification regarding vulnerability on Internet Explorer versions 6-8.  The condition is still under investigation.  As of this time, the best solution is to use the following mitigation steps Implement Data Execution Prevention Use a limited (non-administrator) ID when using a web browser. Do not visit untrusted websites. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2458511.mspx […]