Important Google Safe Search information for CensorNet Cloud web filtering customers. Google has recently announced plans to remove the popular ‘NoSSLSearch’ feature in December which helps enforce Safe Search on the network. Unless action is taken the Safe Search mode may not function correctly after 1st December 2014.
This is important information for Smoothwall customers filtering Google searches without HTTPS inspection: Google recently announced that, in December 2014, they will be removing their ‘NoSSLSearch’ functionality.
Following the disclosure of the vulnerability in Bash (CVE-2014-6271, CVE-2014-7169), Smoothwall will be rolling out a priority update over the next 2 weeks to address the issue.
“Shellshock” is a serious security vulnerability in the bash shell that is found in almost every UNIX and UNIX like system including Linux, Mac OS X and BSD.
An information disclosure revealed an injection vulnerability in OpenSSL’s ChangeCipherSpec processing making it possible for malicious third parties to force the use of weak keying material in OpenSSL SSL/TLS clients and servers.
As reported in the press, the so-called “Heartbleed bug” has enabled the reading of private keys, security certificates, user names and passwords.