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.

Brian Epstein <security@ias.edu>
twitter: @epepepep

APPLE-SA-2010-09-15-1 QuickTime 7.6.8


"APPLE-SA-2010-09-15-1 QuickTime 7.6.8

QuickTime 7.6.8 is now available and addresses the following:

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-1818
Available for: Windows 7, Vista, XP SP2 or later
Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an
unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution "

CVE-2010-3069 Samba: Stack-based buffer overflow by processing specially-crafted SID records


"A missing array boundary checking flaw was found in the way Samba parsed
the binary representation of Windows security identifiers (SIDs). A
malicious client could send a specially-crafted SMB request to the Samba
server, resulting in arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the
Samba server (smbd). (CVE-2010-3069)"

DLL Preloading remote attack vector (2269637)


This attack vector allows for the loading of malicious dynamic-link
libraries (DLLs) when loading certain programs in the Windows operating
system. It is due to applications not specifying the full path to the
trusted library to use in the programming code.