http://secunia.com/blog/52/ "Now available from Secunia is the BETA release of the latest PSI. Amongst the usual programs PSI scans through for needed patches, the new version will now also tout a feature called 'Secure Browsing'. The new feature informs users of what programs and plugins are integrated directly with their browsers and any security issues affecting the browsers and their plugins."
Updated httpd packages that fix two security issues are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The DoS bug only affects RHEL5.3.
Apache should be updated to the latest package on all RHEL machines
serving web pages.
Solaris 8 and 9 sadmind contains heap and integer overflow
vulnerabilities. This could lead to local or remote unprivileged
execution of arbitrary code with root privilege.
This does not affect Solaris 10 or OpenSolaris which does not come with
- Solaris 8 without patch 116455-02
- Solaris 9 without patch 116453-03
In April, 2009, Microsoft released a Desktop Security Guide for Internet Explorer 8.
This guide goes over many security settings and best practices when using Internet Explorer 8. It's top recommendations include:
An exploit concerning various versions of SAV is in the wild. It allows
for remote exploitation of machines with SYSTEM privileges.
Symantec has released updates and patches to fix the issue.
Please read their release notes for further information.
It appears that two new vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader 9.1, 8.1.4 and
7.1.1 are being used today. These are more buffer overflows in the
reading malicious PDF files.
The exploit currently being seen targets Linux computers running Adobe's
software, but other platforms are susceptible to the same vulnerability.
Just like donating or recycling a computer, it is best to remove your personal data from your mobile phone before giving it up. Depending on your phone manufacturer, there are different ways and methods to do this.
Microsoft Security Advisory (969136)
"An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain
the same user rights as the local user. Users whose accounts are
configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less
affected than users who operate with administrative user rights."
The third variant of the Conficker Worm has built in code that is set to
strike on April 1, 2009.
A buffer overflow in Adobe Reader allows for code execution when a user
opens a malicious PDF file.
Adobe will be releasing updates to v9 on March 11, 2009. Version 8 and
7 patches will follow soon after.
file to inject its payload into the heap.