Welcome to the Network Security website at the IAS

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>
twitter: @epepepep


Two phpMyadmin vulnerabilities have been patched

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2011-3.php
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2011-4.php

Two serious vulnerabilities affect phpMyAdmin.

One made it "possible to create a crafted table name that leads to XSS".
The second made it "possible to redirect to an arbitrary, untrusted
site, leading to a possible phishing attack".

CKEditor 3.5.4 Released

http://cksource.com/blog/CKEditor_3.5.4_released

"[This update] includes several fixes and minor enhancements to the
editor. Please note that due to a security issue (XSS, Severity rating:
Less Critical) that was discover recently it is recommended to upgrade
your CKEditor installation to either version 3.5.4 or 3.6."

We recommend updating to the latest version of CKEditor.

Thanks,
ep

Two phpMyadmin vulnerabilities have been patched

http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2011-3.php
http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/security/PMASA-2011-4.php

Two serious vulnerabilities affect phpMyAdmin.

One made it "possible to create a crafted table name that leads to XSS".
The second made it "possible to redirect to an arbitrary, untrusted
site, leading to a possible phishing attack".

CKEditor 3.5.4 Released

http://cksource.com/blog/CKEditor_3.5.4_released

"[This update] includes several fixes and minor enhancements to the
editor. Please note that due to a security issue (XSS, Severity rating:
Less Critical) that was discover recently it is recommended to upgrade
your CKEditor installation to either version 3.5.4 or 3.6."

We recommend updating to the latest version of CKEditor.

Thanks,
ep

Wordpress 3.1.2 security update released

http://wordpress.org/news/2011/04/wordpress-3-1-2/

"This release addresses a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level
users to improperly publish posts."

"We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if you allow users
to register as contributors or if you have untrusted users. This release
also fixes a few bugs that missed the boat for version 3.1.1."

Thanks,
ep

Wordpress 3.1.2 security update released

http://wordpress.org/news/2011/04/wordpress-3-1-2/

"This release addresses a vulnerability that allowed Contributor-level
users to improperly publish posts."

"We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if you allow users
to register as contributors or if you have untrusted users. This release
also fixes a few bugs that missed the boat for version 3.1.1."

Thanks,
ep

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