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Security Information

This page is dedicated to security, it includes local security information, as well as a number of syndicated security feeds, alerts, tools and news from major security portals. This page aims to provide a single security information access point, helping you stay current with recent security threats. You can check the SG Security FAQ and visit the SG Security forum with any questions you might have.



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Latest Threats - Symantec

Trojan.Cryptdef gen4 - (2014.09.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Bedropper g1 - (2014.09.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Linux.Bashlet - (2014.09.30) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Perl.Shellbot - (2014.09.29) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Fitikser - (2014.09.29) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Linux.Powbot - (2014.09.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Perl.Pircbot - (2014.09.27) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Funtasy - (2014.09.24) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Infostealer.Consmiper - (2014.09.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Eupuds gm - (2014.09.22) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apple Releases OS X bash Update 1.0 (2014.09.30)
Original release date: September 30, 2014

Apple has released OS X bash Update 1.0 to address vulnerabilities found in the Bourne-again Shell (bash) which could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review Apple Security Update HT6495, TA14-268A, Vulnerability Note VU#252743 and the Redhat Security Article for additional details.




Bourne-Again Shell Bash Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (2014.09.24)
Original release date: September 24, 2014 | Last revised: September 30, 2014

US-CERT is aware of a Bash vulnerability affecting Unix-based operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators reviewTA14-268A,Vulnerability Note VU#252743and the Redhat Security Blog for additional details and to refer to their respective Linux or Unix-based OS vendor(s) for an appropriate patch. A GNU Bash patch is also available for experienced users and administrators to implement.




Mozilla Network Security Services NSS Library Vulnerability (2014.09.24)
Original release date: September 24, 2014

A vulnerability in the Mozilla NSS library could allow an attacker to forge an RSA signature, such as an SSL certificate. The package is often included in 3rd party software, including Linux distributions, Google Chrome, and others. It is possible that other cryptographic libraries may be similarly affected.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review Vulnerability Note VU#772676, Mozilla Foundation Security Advisory 2014-73, and Google Stable Channel Update Blog for additional information and mitigation details.




Apple Releases Security Updates for iOS, Apple TV, and Xcode (2014.09.18)
Original release date: September 18, 2014

Apple released security updates for iOS devices, Apple TV, and Xcode to address multiple vulnerabilities, some of which could allow attackers to execute code with system privileges or cause an unexpected application termination.

Updates available include:

  • iOS 8 for iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch 5th generation and later, and iPad 2 and later
  • Apple TV 7 for Apple TV 3rd generation and later
  • Xcode 6.0.1 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.4 and later

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Apple security updates HT6441, HT6442, and HT6444 and apply the necessary updates.




Adobe Releases Security Updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat (2014.09.16)
Original release date: September 16, 2014

Adobe has released security updates for Adobe Reader and Acrobat for Windows and Macintosh. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-20 and apply the necessary updates.




Cisco Integrated Management Controller Vulnerability (2014.09.11)
Original release date: September 11, 2014

Cisco has released an advisory to address a vulnerability in the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) SSH module of the Cisco Unified Computing System E-Series Blade servers that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. Migration to release 2.3.1 is available for Cisco IMC Software versions 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 2.1.0, and 2.2.0.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Cisco Advisory and apply the necessary updates.




Google Releases Security Update for Chrome (2014.09.10)
Original release date: September 10, 2014

Google has released Chrome 37.0.2062.120 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update addresses multiple vulnerabilities one of which could potentially allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the Google Chrome release blog and apply the necessary updates.




Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash Player and Air (2014.09.09)
Original release date: September 09, 2014

Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player and Air for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.

Users and administrators are encouraged to review Adobe Security Bulletin APSB14-21 and apply the necessary updates.




 

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