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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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IRDP Security Vulnerability in Windows
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Latest Threats - Symantec

Backdoor.Spedear gen2 - (2018.08.16) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2018-8373 - (2018.08.15) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2018-8414 - (2018.08.15) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
SONAR.Powershell g21 - (2018.08.12) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
SONAR.Powershell g25 - (2018.08.12) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan, Virus, Worm.
Exp.CVE-2018-12799 - (2018.08.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2018-12827 - (2018.08.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2018-12826 - (2018.08.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Exp.CVE-2018-12824 - (2018.08.14) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.
Infostealer.Lokbot g23 - (2018.08.13) Risk Level: Very Low. Type: Trojan.

 

Latest Security Advisories (US-CERT)


Apache Releases Security Updates for Tomcat Native (2018.08.17)
Original release date: August 17, 2018

The Apache Foundation has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Apache Tomcat Native. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected server.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Apache Advisory and Tomcat Native Downloads page and apply the necessary updates.




Cisco Releases Security Updates (2018.08.15)
Original release date: August 15, 2018

Cisco has released updates to address vulnerabilities affecting Cisco products. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a denial-of-servicecondition.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the following Cisco Security Advisories and apply the necessary updates:




FBI Releases Guidance on Defending Against Travel Scams (2018.08.14)
Original release date: August 14, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on building a digital defense against travel scams. FBI explains how scammers trick consumers with "free" vacation ploys. These offers may be fake or involve hidden fees. Legitimate companies will not ask prize winners to pay to claim their reward.

NCCIC encourages consumers to review the FBI Article, the Federal Trade Commission's Travel Tips, and NCCIC's Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information.




VMware Releases Security Updates (2018.08.14)
Original release date: August 14, 2018 | Last revised: August 15, 2018

VMware has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in vSphere, Workstation, Fusion, and Virtual Appliances. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain sensitive information.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review VMware Security Advisories VMSA-2018-0020, VMSA-2018-0021, andVMSA-2018-0022 and apply the necessary updates.




Samba Releases Security Updates (2018.08.14)
Original release date: August 14, 2018

The Samba Team has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in Samba. An attacker could exploit one of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the Samba Security Announcements for CVE-2018-10858, CVE-2018-10918, CVE-2018-10919, CVE-2018-1139, and CVE-2018-1140 and apply the necessary updates.




Adobe Releases Security Updates (2018.08.14)
Original release date: August 14, 2018

Adobe has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Application. An attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Adobe Security Bulletins APSB18-20, APSB18-25, APSB18-26, and APSB18-29, and apply the necessary updates.




Microsoft Releases August 2018 Security Updates (2018.08.14)
Original release date: August 14, 2018

Microsoft has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft software. A remote attacker could exploit some of these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Microsofts August 2018 Security Update Summary and Deployment Information and apply the necessary updates.




Intel Side-Channel L1TF Vulnerability (2018.08.14)
Original release date: August 14, 2018 | Last revised: August 15, 2018

Intel has released recommendations to address a side-channel vulnerability called L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) that affects multiple Intel microprocessors. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to obtain sensitive information.

NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Intel's Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00161, apply the necessary mitigations, and refer to software vendors for appropriate patches, when available.

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