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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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The SG Security Scan is a great tool that tests a number of ports on your computer for the most common vulnerabilities.

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Latest Threats - Symantec

Trojan.Badabro - (1969.12.31) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Carberp.B gm - (2014.12.16) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Packed.Generic.471 - (2014.12.16) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Ransomcrypt.O - (2014.12.15) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Smsstealer - (2014.12.15) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Trojan.Tuferkan - (2014.12.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Lastacloud - (2014.12.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
IOS.Lastacloud - (2014.12.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Android.Deathring - (2014.12.12) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Infostealer.Ploscato - (2014.12.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Docker Releases Security Updates (2014.12.12)
Original release date: December 12, 2014

Docker versions 1.3.3 and 1.4.0 have been released to address multiple security vulnerabilities, one of which could allow a remote attacker to take control of a vulnerable system.

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




VMware Releases Updates for vCAC (2014.12.09)
Original release date: December 09, 2014

VMware has released security updates to address a critical vulnerability in vCloud Automation Center (vCAC), which could allow a remote attacker to take control of a vulnerable system.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VMSA-2014-0013 and apply the necessary updates.




Certain TLS Implementations Vulnerable to POODLE Attacks (2014.12.09)
Original release date: December 09, 2014

A new variant of the POODLE attack may affect some TLS implementations on account of an issue similar to one present in SSL 3.0. Successful exploitation may enable actors to derive plaintext from encrypted communications.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review TA14-290Afor additional information on the POODLE attack and apply any necessary updates to address the vulnerability.




Adobe Releases Security Updates for Flash, Reader, Acrobat, and ColdFusion (2014.12.09)
Original release date: December 09, 2014

Adobe has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Flash, Reader, Acrobat, and ColdFusion. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to take over an affected system.

US-CERT recommends users and administrators review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB14-27, APSB14-28, and APSB14-29 and apply the necessary updates.




Microsoft Releases December 2014 Security Bulletin (2014.12.09)
Original release date: December 09, 2014

Microsoft has released updates to address vulnerabilities in Exchange, Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office as part of the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December 2014. Some of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege, remote code execution, or disclosure of information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-DEC and apply the necessary updates.




ISC Releases Security Updates for BIND (2014.12.08)
Original release date: December 08, 2014

The Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) has released security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in BIND, one of which may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service.

Updates available include:

  • BIND 9 version 9.9.6-P1
  • BIND 9 version 9.10.1-P1

Users and administrators are encouraged to review ISC Knowledge Base Articles AA-01216 and AA-01217 and apply the necessary updates.




VMware Releases Security Updates for vCenter Server, vCenter Server Appliance, and ESXi (2014.12.05)
Original release date: December 05, 2014

VMware has released a security advisory to address multiple vulnerabilities in vCenter Server, vCenter Server Appliance, and ESXi. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to perform man-in-the-middle or cross-site scripting attacks.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisory VSMA-2014-0012 and apply the necessary updates.




Apple Releases Security Updates for Safari (2014.12.04)
Original release date: December 04, 2014 | Last revised: December 05, 2014

Apple has released security updates for Safari to address multiple vulnerabilities. Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

Updates include:

  • Safari 8.0.1 for OS X Yosemite v10.10.1
  • Safari 7.1.1 for OS X Mavericks v10.9.5
  • Safari 6.2.1 for OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Apple security update HT6596 and apply the necessary updates.




 

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