Archive for November, 2011

Updates to Adobe Flash and Air issued on November 11.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

A number of security vulnerabilities were addressed in updates for Flash and AIR that were released over the weekend. Please ensure the workstations in your departments/centers are patched as soon as possible. Adobe Flash – version 11.1.102.55 released on November 11 http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-28.html   Adobe Air version 3.1.0.4880 http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb11-28.html Details Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in […]

New version of Java issued for Apple OS-X systems – November 8

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

A new version of Java was released for Apple OS X on November 8. The current version is 1.6.0_29.  The updates apply to the following OS-X versions. Mac OS-X version 10.7 and later http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5045 Java Update 1 Mac OS-X version 10.6.8 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5045 Java Update 6

New versions of Firefox and Thunderbird issued on November 8

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

On Tuesday, November 8, Mozilla released version 8.0 of Firefox and Thunderbird. Details of what is included in the new release are available from the following URL – http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/8.0/releasenotes/ Additionally, several security vulnerabilities were addressed with the release of Firefox 8.0 and also Thunderbird. Please see the following URLs for details. Firefox – http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html#firefox8 Thunderbird […]

How to properly configure Skype to ensure its not running as a background process

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The configuration of Skype is such that by default, it continues to run as a background process even when not in use.  The objective of this article is to raise awareness of the default behavior of Skype and to provide instructions how to correctly configure the application to ensure that it does not remain active […]

Advance notice of November Microsoft Patches – scheduled for release on Tuesday, November 8

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Microsoft has recently provided some details about the patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, November 8. There are four patches scheduled to be released. One of the patches (bulletin#1) is designated as CRITICAL and apply to the following workstation operating systems: Windows Vista, Windows 7 and the following Server operating systems: Windows […]

Zero day vulnerability known as W32\Duqu or Duqu.

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

There currently is not a lot of information on this vulnerability or exploit. It is being referred to as a zero day exploit. As it stands, it will NOT probably be patched with the November Microsoft updates. It seems to be leveraging a previous version of Word to accomplish the exploit.  From that the best […]