Mozilla and Google have released updated versions of their respective browsers to address vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow a remote attacker to bypass intended security restrictions, cause a denial-of-service condition, or execute arbitrary code.
The IT Security office advises owners of the affected browsers to restart their browser or follow update instructions to facilitate updating.
Security Advisories for Firefox – released November 15, 2013
Google Stable Channel Update – released November 14, 2013
Additional information about this vulnerability can be viewed at:
OIT has defined the following categories to describe the severity of security risks:
URGENT severity represents a broad threat to the entire campus community.
SEVERE severity included remote exploits and worms.
IMPORTANT severity includes virus and local exploits for commonly used services.