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Sun Solaris 'sockfs' Kernel Module Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36169

"Sun Solaris is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability
because of an error in the 'sockfs' kernel module.

Exploiting this issue allows attackers to cause a panic in a vulnerable
Solaris webserver and the system as a whole, effectively denying service
to legitimate users.

This issue affects Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris based on builds snv_41 or
later."

Early Macintosh Snow Leopard Update Sites Lead to DNS Changers

http://blog.trendmicro.com/bogus-snow-leopard-update-sites-lead-to-dns-c...

The latest Mac OS X update Snow Leopard is released today. Several faux
update sites have cropped up in the last week offering a pre-release of
Snow Leopard.

Users who visited the sites will install a Trojan DNS changer called
OSX_JAHLAV.K.

Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Macs is able to detect and block this
trojan from installation.

Sun Solaris 'sockfs' Kernel Module Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36169

"Sun Solaris is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability
because of an error in the 'sockfs' kernel module.

Exploiting this issue allows attackers to cause a panic in a vulnerable
Solaris webserver and the system as a whole, effectively denying service
to legitimate users.

This issue affects Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris based on builds snv_41 or
later."

Early Macintosh Snow Leopard Update Sites Lead to DNS Changers

http://blog.trendmicro.com/bogus-snow-leopard-update-sites-lead-to-dns-c...

The latest Mac OS X update Snow Leopard is released today. Several faux
update sites have cropped up in the last week offering a pre-release of
Snow Leopard.

Users who visited the sites will install a Trojan DNS changer called
OSX_JAHLAV.K.

Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Macs is able to detect and block this
trojan from installation.

Pidgin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MSN plugin

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36071

A vulnerability in the MSN plugin for pidgin allows remote users to
execute arbitrary code and/or cause a DoS attack.

Affected Products:

Pidgin prior to 2.5.9
Libpurple prior to 2.6.0
Gaim 0.79 and later
Adium 1.3.5 and prior

Updated versions are available for most OS Vendors. It is highly
recommended to update to the latest version of the product.

Pidgin Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MSN plugin

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36071

A vulnerability in the MSN plugin for pidgin allows remote users to
execute arbitrary code and/or cause a DoS attack.

Affected Products:

Pidgin prior to 2.5.9
Libpurple prior to 2.6.0
Gaim 0.79 and later
Adium 1.3.5 and prior

Updated versions are available for most OS Vendors. It is highly
recommended to update to the latest version of the product.

Apple releases Leopard update 10.5.8 which fixes varios security vulnerabilities

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3606
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Thanks to Kevin for the heads up on this one. Looks like Apple updated
Macintosh Leopard to 10.5.8 which in addition to new features, fixes 55
security vulnerabilities in earlier releases.

It is recommended to install these security updates manually, or upgrade
to 10.5.8.

Apple releases Leopard update 10.5.8 which fixes varios security vulnerabilities

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3606
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Thanks to Kevin for the heads up on this one. Looks like Apple updated
Macintosh Leopard to 10.5.8 which in addition to new features, fixes 55
security vulnerabilities in earlier releases.

It is recommended to install these security updates manually, or upgrade
to 10.5.8.

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