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


Samba 'client/mount.cifs.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38326/info

"Samba is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability.

A local attacker can exploit this issue to corrupt system files,
resulting in a denial-of-service condition. Other attacks may be possible.

Samba 3.4.5 and earlier are vulnerable."

It is recommended to update to the latest version of samba to avoid this
vulnerability. Due to the nature of this vulnerability, it should be
treated as:

Samba 'client/mount.cifs.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38326/info

"Samba is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability.

A local attacker can exploit this issue to corrupt system files,
resulting in a denial-of-service condition. Other attacks may be possible.

Samba 3.4.5 and earlier are vulnerable."

It is recommended to update to the latest version of samba to avoid this
vulnerability. Due to the nature of this vulnerability, it should be
treated as:

Opera 10.50 (with Opera Widgets for Desktop) for Windows released

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1050/

This release of Opera includes two security updates:

* Fixed vulnerability in Renegotiation feature of the TLS protocol
* Fixed a moderately severe security issue; details will be disclosed at
a later date.

It is recommended that Opera users on Windows platforms update their
browsers to the latest release.

Thanks,
Brian

Samba 'client/mount.cifs.c' Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/38326/info

"Samba is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability.

A local attacker can exploit this issue to corrupt system files,
resulting in a denial-of-service condition. Other attacks may be possible.

Samba 3.4.5 and earlier are vulnerable."

It is recommended to update to the latest version of samba to avoid this
vulnerability. Due to the nature of this vulnerability, it should be
treated as:

Opera 10.50 (with Opera Widgets for Desktop) for Windows released

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/windows/1050/

This release of Opera includes two security updates:

* Fixed vulnerability in Renegotiation feature of the TLS protocol
* Fixed a moderately severe security issue; details will be disclosed at
a later date.

It is recommended that Opera users on Windows platforms update their
browsers to the latest release.

Thanks,
Brian

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