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


Security update available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8 fixes vulnerability

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa08-01.html - An error in the printSepsWithParams() function within the Adobe Reader and Acrobat 8.1.1 program could lead to arbitrary code execution. In order to be compromised, a user must open a malicious PDF file. It is recommended to upgrade to Adobe Reader/Acrobat 8.1.2.

Clam AntiVirus Memory Corruption and Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2008/0503 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV), which could be exploited by remote attackers or malware to cause a denial of service or take complete control of an affected system. It is suggested to upgrade to clamav-0.92.1 available from http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=86638&package_id=9...

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