Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 11 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 1 bulletins announced today by Apple. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit Qualys Security Blog to prioritize remediation.
Apple has released 1 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
- Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Java, the most serious of which may allow an untrusted Java applet to execute arbitrary code outside the Java sandbox.
- As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they are unused for 35 days.
- As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they do not meet the criteria for minimum safe version.
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 2.2.148-3. 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.
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
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.
For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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