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>

 

Chrome 13.0.782.107 Released

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/08/stable-channel-
update.html

Google released a new version of the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac,
and Linux which introduces many new features and addresses 30 unique
CVEs (14 rated "high", 9 "medium", and 7 "low").

"Thanks again to all the security researchers we work with. There are
$17,000 of rewards in this patch, which is possibly the best haul yet."

Chrome 13.0.782.107 Released

http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2011/08/stable-channel-
update.html

Google released a new version of the Chrome browser for Windows, Mac,
and Linux which introduces many new features and addresses 30 unique
CVEs (14 rated "high", 9 "medium", and 7 "low").

"Thanks again to all the security researchers we work with. There are
$17,000 of rewards in this patch, which is possibly the best haul yet."

Unpatched iPhones/iPads secure connections not so secure

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/07/26/unpatched-iphonesipads-
secure-connections-not-so-secure/

Apple released an update for iOS devices that addresses a major
vulnerability with insecure SSL/TLS connections and x509 certificate
handling. Programs currently exist in the wild that can easily hijack a
purportedly "secure" connection from an afflicted device.

VMSA-2011-0010: Third Party Updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0010.html

"The DHCP client daemon, dhclient, does not properly sanatize certain
options in DHCP server replies. An attacker could send a specially
crafted DHCP server reply, that is saved on the client system and
evaluated by a process that assumes the option is trusted. This could
lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the evaluating
process."

Unpatched iPhones/iPads secure connections not so secure

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/07/26/unpatched-iphonesipads-
secure-connections-not-so-secure/

Apple released an update for iOS devices that addresses a major
vulnerability with insecure SSL/TLS connections and x509 certificate
handling. Programs currently exist in the wild that can easily hijack a
purportedly "secure" connection from an afflicted device.

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