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Unpatched iPhones/iPads secure connections not so secure

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/07/26/unpatched-iphonesipads-
secure-connections-not-so-secure/

Apple released an update for iOS devices that addresses a major
vulnerability with insecure SSL/TLS connections and x509 certificate
handling. Programs currently exist in the wild that can easily hijack a
purportedly "secure" connection from an afflicted device.

VMSA-2011-0010: Third Party Updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0010.html

"The DHCP client daemon, dhclient, does not properly sanatize certain
options in DHCP server replies. An attacker could send a specially
crafted DHCP server reply, that is saved on the client system and
evaluated by a process that assumes the option is trusted. This could
lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the evaluating
process."

ISC BIND 9 Remote packet Denial of Service against Authoritative and Recursive Servers

http://www.isc.org/software/bind/advisories/cve-2011-2464

"A defect in the affected BIND 9 versions allows an attacker to remotely
cause the "named" process to exit using a specially crafted packet. This
defect affects both recursive and authoritative servers. The code
location of the defect makes it impossible to protect BIND using ACLs
configured within named.conf or by disabling any features at
compile-time or run-time."

ISC BIND 9 Remote packet Denial of Service against Authoritative and Recursive Servers

http://www.isc.org/software/bind/advisories/cve-2011-2464

"A defect in the affected BIND 9 versions allows an attacker to remotely
cause the "named" process to exit using a specially crafted packet. This
defect affects both recursive and authoritative servers. The code
location of the defect makes it impossible to protect BIND using ACLs
configured within named.conf or by disabling any features at
compile-time or run-time."

New project scans for WordPress holes

http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/New-project-scans-for-WordPre...

"Developer Ryan Dewhurst has launched a new project called WPScan, a
WordPress Security Scanner. The initial version can attempt to work out
user names, crack weak passwords and identify vulnerabilities based on
version. Dewhurst plans to add plugin detection and also identify the
plug-in vulnerabilities, as well as add other checks."

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