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


Sun Java System Directory Server 'core_get_proxyauth_dn' Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37699

"Sun Java System Directory Server is prone to a denial-of-service
vulnerability.

An attacker can exploit this issue to crash the effected application,
denying service to legitimate users.

Directory Server 7.0 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected."

No patches have been released at this time.

Security updates available for Adobe Illustrator CS4 and CS3

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-01.html

"Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Illustrator CS4
(14.0.0) and Adobe Illustrator CS3 (13.0.3 and earlier versions), on the
Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The vulnerabilities could lead
to arbitrary code execution. Adobe has provided a solution for the
reported vulnerabilities. It is recommended that users update their
installations".

Thanks,
ep

Security updates available for Adobe Illustrator CS4 and CS3

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-01.html

"Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in Adobe Illustrator CS4
(14.0.0) and Adobe Illustrator CS3 (13.0.3 and earlier versions), on the
Windows and Macintosh operating systems. The vulnerabilities could lead
to arbitrary code execution. Adobe has provided a solution for the
reported vulnerabilities. It is recommended that users update their
installations".

Thanks,
ep

Multiple Vendors libc/gdtoa printf(3) Array Overrun

http://securityreason.com/achievement_securityalert/63

A new version of libc/gdtoa includes an overrun vulnerability. This
core component affects many OSs and programs, including:

OpenBSD
NetBSD
FreeBSD
MacOS X

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Mozilla SeaMonkey
Opera
KDE
K-Meleon

OS and software updates should be released soon to fix this issue. It
could lead to arbitrary code execution for any of these software titles.

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