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This website is intended to bring you the latest news, how to's, tools and resources in Information Security.  Security Awareness of our Faculty, Members and Staff is key in creating a safer computing environment.

The three major Principles of Information Security, Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality, will be covered throughout the security awareness program at the Institute.  For a description of these principles, please see our About section.

In keeping with the spirit of the Institute, I encourage questions and open discussions about security.  And if you discover anything out of the ordinary, please feel free to bring it to my attention so that we can work together to create a more productive, safer environment.

Thanks,
Brian Epstein <security@ias.edu>
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Mozilla SVG Processing Remote Code Execution

emailed security@ias.edu
It appears that versions of Firefox earlier then 1.5.0.9 and 2.0.0.1 and SeaMonkey 1.0.7 are vulnerable to a remote denial of service (DoS).

This flaw was introduced in Firefox 1.5.0.4.

This bug can create a DoS by crashing the browser. It does not appear that this exploit can execute any malicious code on the users computer at this time.

Proposed mitigation is to upgrade the browser to the latest version, or disable JavaScript until an upgrade is possible.

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