ep's blog

Adobe working on new automatic (silent) updater


"Adobe plans to implement a new silent update utility that will patch
security holes automatically. The tool will be configurable so that
users can be prompted first before new versions are installed. A beta
for the tool is expected to be released sometime within this month."

This is good news seeing how many Adobe flaws have been exploited over
the past year. Look for updates later this month.


gd security update for RHEL


"A missing input sanitization flaw, leading to a buffer overflow, was
discovered in the gd library. A specially-crafted GD image file could
cause an application using the gd library to crash or, possibly, execute
arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-3546)

Users of gd should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to resolve this issue."


Spamassassin Y2K10 Rule Bug


A bug fixed for Y2K in spamassassin unfortunately left another bug for
2010. This caused a rule FH_DATE_PAST_20XX to flag for every email sent
in 2010.

Depending on how your rules are structured, this could lead to mails
being marked as spam.

Spamassassin has a patch available which will fix this error. If you
cannot run sa-update to install the patch, you can disable this check by

score FH_DATE_PAST_20XX 0

Security update release of Sendmail 8.14.4


Sendmail has released a new version which fixes a few security bugs
surrounding certificates and encryption. Various other bugs were fixed
as well.

It is recommended that vulnerable versions of Sendmail be updated to the
latest copy. As of this writing, RedHat has not officially released an
update, but will probably release soon.


Multiple vulnerabilities in Wireshark version 0.9.0 to 1.2.4


"It may be possible to make Wireshark crash remotely or by convincing
someone to read a malformed packet trace file."

There were three security bugs fixed in version 1.2.5 of Wireshark: SMB
and SMB2 dissectors, IPMI dissector and Daintree SNA file parser.

It is recommended that users upgrade their version of Wireshark to 1.2.5.

Mozilla patches critical, high-risk Firefox vulnerabilities


"Mozilla has shipped Firefox 3.5.6 with patches for at least 11
documented security vulnerabilities."

It is recommended that you update your Firefox to the latest version to
fix these issues.

It should be noted, updating to 3.5.6 on my machine broke my Profile.
It could be related to an add-on that I have and may not affect you or
your users. To fix, I created a new profile from scratch.