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


Remote exploit of Apple Quicktime and iTunes patched

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2243390/apple-posts-pair-updates

The iTunes 8.2 and QuickTime 7.6.2 updates fix 9 flaws spanning both
Windows and Macintosh versions. These vulnerabilities could lead to
remote code execution on a user's machine.

All of these vulnerabilities require a user to download malicious media
files, or open them in an attachment.

It is recommended that users patch to the latest version of iTunes and
Quicktime.

Microsoft announces multiple vulnerabilities to be patched on June 9th

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/35213/info

Microsoft announced several vulnerabilities they are planning to release
patches for on June 9th, or Patch Tuesday. They cover issues in
Windows, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, and Office.

It is recommended that all patches be applied after applicable testing
as soon as possible.

Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could and Is Allowing Remote Code Execution

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/971778.mspx

A vulnerability in the DirectX component DirectShow could allow remote
code execution when users open a malicious Quicktime file.

Exploits for this vulnerability have been reported in the wild and
confirmed by Microsoft.

http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/969?ref=rss

Remote exploit of Apple Quicktime and iTunes patched

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2243390/apple-posts-pair-updates

The iTunes 8.2 and QuickTime 7.6.2 updates fix 9 flaws spanning both
Windows and Macintosh versions. These vulnerabilities could lead to
remote code execution on a user's machine.

All of these vulnerabilities require a user to download malicious media
files, or open them in an attachment.

It is recommended that users patch to the latest version of iTunes and
Quicktime.

httpd security update fixes remote DOS and local server side includes vulnerability

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1075.html

Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The DoS bug only affects RHEL5.3.

Apache should be updated to the latest package on all RHEL machines
serving web pages.

Thanks,
Brian

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