Archive for December, 2011

Updates to Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey released on December 20

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

On Tuesday, December 20, updates were issued for Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to address security vulnerabilities.  For those of you that have customers who use these products, please have them update to version 9.0 (and version 2.6 for SeaMonkey) Currently I don’t see version 9 of Thunderbird available for downloading at this time – I […]

Microsoft to start silent upgrades to Internet Explorer in Jan

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9222690/Microsoft_gets_silent_upgrade_religion_will_push_IE_auto_updates Microsoft gets silent upgrade religion, will push IE auto-updates Copies Chrome and follows Firefox to get users onto the newest browser without asking permission Beginning in January it will roll out automatic upgrades of IE to the newest version suitable for a user’s version of Windows. Windows XP users still on IE6 or IE7, […]

Advance notice of December Microsoft Patches – scheduled for release on Tuesday, December 13

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Microsoft has recently provided some details about the patches that are scheduled to be released on Tuesday, December 13. There are fourteen patches scheduled to be released. Depending on Operating System/application up to three patches are classified as CRITICAL and eleven are classified as IMPORTANT. As is generally the case, the older the operating system, […]

Vunerabilities identified in Adobe Reader and Acrobat – Not exploitable in version X of these products

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

As documented at – http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-04.html ,  vulnerabilities have been identified in Reader X and Acrobat X. The vulnerabilities are not exploitable due to the sandbox features incorporated in version X.  Versions prior to X are exploitable. Patches for versions prior to X are expected during the week of Dec 12, 2011.  Patches for version X […]

Vulnerability in HP LaserJet printers – remote firmware updates possible

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Please see the links below for details on a remote firmware update vulnerability that affects HP laserjet printers. Instructions are available to mitigate the exposure. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c03102449 VULNERABILITY SUMMARY A potential security vulnerability has been identified with certain HP printers and HP digital senders. The vulnerability could be exploited remotely to install unauthorized printer firmware.   […]