Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new
vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect
that were fixed in
announced today by Apple. Customers can immediately audit
their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing
their Qualys subscription. Visit our blog to see how to prioritize remediation.
Non-Qualys customers can audit their network for these and other vulnerabilities by signing up for a Qualys Free Trial, or by trying Qualys Community Edition.
Apple has released 1 security
to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 4 and OS X 10.5 Update 9 (APPLE-SA-2011-03-08-1, APPLE-SA-2011-03-08-2)
Base 10 /
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java 1.6.0_22. The most serious of the vulnerabilities may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox.
More information is available at http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/ReleaseNotes.html.
Successfully exploiting these vulnerabilities might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code, gain escalated privileges or cause denial of service.
The vendor has released updates to resolve these issues. Refer to vendor advisory APPLE-SA-2011-03-08-1 and APPLE-SA-2011-03-08-2 for more information.
The following are links for downloading patches to fix these vulnerabilities:
APPLE-SA-2011-03-08-1 Mac OS X 10.6(Java)
APPLE-SA-2011-03-08-2 Mac OS X 10.5(Java)
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys
Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest
vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the
vulnerability signature version in your account, from the
Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.
Selective Scan Instructions Using Qualys
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
Ensure access to TCP ports 135 and 139 are available.
Enable Windows Authentication (specify Authentication Records).
Enable the following Qualys IDs:
- If you would like the scan to return the Windows Hostname, also include QID 82044 and ensure access to UDP port 137 is available.
- If you would like to be notified if Qualys is unable to log on to a host (if Authentication fails), also include QID 105015.
In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.
Access for Qualys Customers
Platforms and Platform Identification
For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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