Apple, Mozilla and Google have released updated versions of their respective browsers. These updates address vulnerabilities that may allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, execute arbitrary code, cause a denial-of-service condition, bypass intended security restrictions, conduct a spoofing attack, hijack a web session, or spoof the address bar.
The IT Security office advises owners of the affected browsers to restart their browser or follow update instructions to facilitate updating.
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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.