Alert Details

Computer Network Defence Alert State

 

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The Computer Network Defence Alert State is designed to give a granular and more dynamic visualisation of the current security threat.  Increase in alert state will occur immediately upon detection of a new threat and drop again by one level each working day.  The rationale is that vulnerabilities often occur in clusters, therefore reducing the alert state again quickly, will increase your visibility of new threats to the same product.  It is important that the radar page is viewed at least daily in order to track these changes. Reductions in alert state occur at approximately 1900 GMT/UTC. Significant vulnerabilities may remain for longer. Vulnerabilities on this page are predominantly remotely executable, very few local server exploits will be shown.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Current Alerts

AlertTitleSCADA

buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been identified in Moxa’s SoftCMS software package.  Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could cause a buffer overflow condition that may allow remote code execution.

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Innominate mGuard has self identified a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability in the Innominate mGuard device.  Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in a DoS condition.

More info.

AlertTitleColdFusion

Adobe has released a security hotfix for ColdFusion versions 11 and 10.  This hotfix includes an updated version of BlazeDS, which addresses an important vulnerability that could result in information disclosure.
More info.

AlertTitleNovell

Novell has published fixes for security issues that have surfaced since NetIQ Access Manager 4.0 SP1 was released. These fixes include updates to the Access Gateway Appliance, Access Gateway Service, Identity Server, and Admin Console.

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AlertTitleHP

A potential security vulnerability has been identified with HP Intelligent Provisioning that could allow remote code execution and unauthorized access.

More info.

AlertTitleFirefox
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Mozilla has published 1 medium and 1 critical security vulnerability for Firefox.

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RedHat has updated.  More info.

SuSE has updated.  More info.

CentOS has updated.  More info.

Oracle Linux has updated.  More info.

Ubuntu has updated.  More info.

Cyberfox has updated.  More info.

 

Update:

OpenSUSE has updated.  More info.

Debian has updated iceweasel, their firefox implementation.  More info.

AlertTitleDebian

Debian has updated PHP to fix multiple security vulnerabilities.

More info.

AlertTitleSuSE

SuSE has updated the zeromq implementation to correct a vulnerability that could allow a downgrade attack

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AlertTitleRedHat

It was found that the Java Standard Tag Library (JSTL) allowed the processing of untrusted XML documents to utilize external entity references, which could access resources on the host system and, potentially, allowing arbitrary code execution.

More info.

AlertTitleIBM

Apache Tomcat is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by missing limitations on request body size. Apache Tomcat 6.0 is used by Algo Audit and Compliance

More info.

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Alert Definitions

NORMAL This alert state represents the normal level of security with minimal activity relating to the product.  The next stage above this level is 2, however falling alerts will go through 1 when returning to normal.

LOW This alert state indicates that an alert has been recognised for this product within the last few days but it is now returning to normal.  Inclusion of this level is for viewers that don't monitor this alert system regularly.

INCREASED This alert state indicates a need to increase the security posture due to an emerging threat for which there is currently no exploit, or you are witnessing the reduction in alert state after being at level 3 for more than 1 working day.

HIGH This alert state indicates a significant threat to the product, where exploits exist or where the vulnerability is potentially devastating.

PATCHES This alert state indicates that patches are available for vulnerabilities that had previously resulted in a need for the alert state to increase and subsequently fall. The level of 2 or 3 indicates the urgency to patch.

EXPLOIT This alert state indicates that exploit code is available for vulnerabilities that had previously resulted in a need for the alert state to increase and subsequently fall. The level of 2 or 3 indicates the threat of the exploit.

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ZERO This alert state indicates that a vulnerability has been announced without the opportunity for the vendor to patch it before the details are made known.  These can be especially dangerous if exploit code is available. The level of 2 or 3 indicates the threat of the vulnerability.

 

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Useful Links

 

These are links our analysts and radar page patrons find useful.  If you would like to suggest a link for this section, please send your suggestions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

http://isc.sans.edu/
http://www.us-cert.gov/
http://www.auscert.org.au/
http://cve.mitre.org/
http://atlas.arbor.net/

http://www.cert.org/advisories/
http://www.securityfocus.com/vulnerabilities
http://www.coresecurity.com/grid/advisories

http://www.iss.net/threats/ThreatList.php

 

Any other comments on our site or the Radar Page are welcome as well!

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