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


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."

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."

Drupal - SA-CONTRIB-2009-085 - Insert Node - Cross Site Scripting

http://drupal.org/node/617400

"Description

The Insert Node module provides an input filter that enables a node to
be inserted within the body field of another node.

The module fails to sanitize the inserted node, making it vulnerable to
a cross site scripting (XSS) attack.
Versions affected

* Insert Node module versions for Drupal 5.x prior to Insert Node
5.x-1.2

Drupal - SA-CONTRIB-2009-085 - Insert Node - Cross Site Scripting

http://drupal.org/node/617400

"Description

The Insert Node module provides an input filter that enables a node to
be inserted within the body field of another node.

The module fails to sanitize the inserted node, making it vulnerable to
a cross site scripting (XSS) attack.
Versions affected

* Insert Node module versions for Drupal 5.x prior to Insert Node
5.x-1.2

Mozilla Firefox GIF Color Map Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Oct/338

"Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in the Mozilla Foundation's
libpr0n image processing library allows attackers to execute arbitrary
code."

This has been fixed in the libpr0n libraries and pushed into Firefox
3.5.4. It is recommended that users upgrade to this version to avoid
exploitation.

If upgrade is not possible, users can disable automatically loading
images into their browser as a work around.

Mozilla Firefox GIF Color Map Parsing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2009/Oct/338

"Remote exploitation of a buffer overflow in the Mozilla Foundation's
libpr0n image processing library allows attackers to execute arbitrary
code."

This has been fixed in the libpr0n libraries and pushed into Firefox
3.5.4. It is recommended that users upgrade to this version to avoid
exploitation.

If upgrade is not possible, users can disable automatically loading
images into their browser as a work around.

Drupal - SA-CONTRIB-2009-085 - Insert Node - Cross Site Scripting

http://drupal.org/node/617400

"Description

The Insert Node module provides an input filter that enables a node to
be inserted within the body field of another node.

The module fails to sanitize the inserted node, making it vulnerable to
a cross site scripting (XSS) attack.
Versions affected

* Insert Node module versions for Drupal 5.x prior to Insert Node
5.x-1.2

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