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


Linux Kernel 2.4 and 2.6 Local Information Disclosure Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36827

"The Linux kernel is prone to a local information-disclosure vulnerability.

Local attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information
that may lead to further attacks."

This affects kernels earlier than 2.6.31.2.

Check with your vendor for an update and apply as soon as possible.

Linux Kernel 'pipe.c' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36901

"Linux kernel is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability
that is caused by a NULL-pointer dereference.

Local attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with
kernel-level privileges. Successful exploits will result in the complete
compromise of affected computers. Failed exploit attempts will result in
a denial-of-service condition. "

This affects RHEL, SuSE, etc. Kernels before 2.6.31.5.

BlackBerry Desktop Manager ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36903/info

Versions of Research In Motion Blackberry Desktop Manager earlier than
5.0.1 are vulnerable to an ActiveX vulnerability that could lead to
remote arbitrary code execution.

Users should update their Desktop Manager application to the latest version.

Drupal LDAP Integration Cross Site Scripting and Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36860

"Drupal LDAP Integration is prone to a cross-site scripting
vulnerability and multiple authentication-bypass vulnerabilities.

Exploiting these issues could allow an attacker to steal cookie-based
authentication credentials, execute arbitrary code, and gain
unauthorized access to the affected application. "

This affects Drupal LDAP Integration 6.x-1.0-beta1, Drupal LDAP
Integration 5.x-1.4.

Drupal LDAP Integration Cross Site Scripting and Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36860

"Drupal LDAP Integration is prone to a cross-site scripting
vulnerability and multiple authentication-bypass vulnerabilities.

Exploiting these issues could allow an attacker to steal cookie-based
authentication credentials, execute arbitrary code, and gain
unauthorized access to the affected application. "

This affects Drupal LDAP Integration 6.x-1.0-beta1, Drupal LDAP
Integration 5.x-1.4.

Drupal LDAP Integration Cross Site Scripting and Authentication Bypass Vulnerabilities

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36860

"Drupal LDAP Integration is prone to a cross-site scripting
vulnerability and multiple authentication-bypass vulnerabilities.

Exploiting these issues could allow an attacker to steal cookie-based
authentication credentials, execute arbitrary code, and gain
unauthorized access to the affected application. "

This affects Drupal LDAP Integration 6.x-1.0-beta1, Drupal LDAP
Integration 5.x-1.4.

Pegasus Mail POP3 Response Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36797/info

"Pegasus Mail is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because
it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the
context of the vulnerable application. Failed exploit attempts will
likely result in a denial-of-service condition.

Pegasus Mail 4.51 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected."

Pegasus Mail POP3 Response Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36797/info

"Pegasus Mail is prone to a remote buffer-overflow vulnerability because
it fails to properly sanitize user-supplied input.

An attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the
context of the vulnerable application. Failed exploit attempts will
likely result in a denial-of-service condition.

Pegasus Mail 4.51 is vulnerable; other versions may also be affected."

Multiple vulnerabilities in Opera allow for remote code execution and URL obfuscation

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4775

"Specially crafted domain names can cause a memory corruption in Opera,
which may lead to a crash. Successful exploitation can lead to execution
of arbitrary code."

"Opera may allow scripts to run on the feed subscription page, thereby
gaining access to the feeds object. This can be used for automatic
subscription of feeds, or reading other feeds."

Multiple vulnerabilities in Opera allow for remote code execution and URL obfuscation

http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=4775

"Specially crafted domain names can cause a memory corruption in Opera,
which may lead to a crash. Successful exploitation can lead to execution
of arbitrary code."

"Opera may allow scripts to run on the feed subscription page, thereby
gaining access to the feeds object. This can be used for automatic
subscription of feeds, or reading other feeds."

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