Risk
3/29/2010
02:56 PM
George V. Hulme
George V. Hulme
Commentary
50%
50%

OS X Gets Massive Patch, Microsoft Closes Zero-Day

Apple drops a patch for a staggering 88 vulnerabilities while Microsoft closes a hole in certain versions of Internet Explorer that have been under attack for several weeks.

Apple drops a patch for a staggering 88 vulnerabilities while Microsoft closes a hole in certain versions of Internet Explorer that have been under attack for several weeks.Apple today published Security Update 2010-002 / Mac OS X v10.6.3. The update can be downloaded using the OS X Software Update. If you're a Mac user and it hasn't triggered automatically, I suggest you update right away.

Some of the 88 vulnerabilities make it possible for OS X users to get infected with malware, or have their systems hijacked by viewed an especially crafted files.

A number of critical vulnerabilities include those in AppKit, QuickTime, and Image RAW.

Switching from Cupertino, CA to Redmond, WA - Microsoft said it plans to publish an "out-of-band" patch that fills the Internet Explorer 6 and 7 vulnerability that has been under attack for some time.

According to Microsoft Security Advisory 981374, first published on March 9, targeted attacks were underway at that time.

The flaw doesn't affect Internet Explorer 8 or 7. More information of the patch is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2010.

This risk from this vulnerability should be quite serious, or the company would have waited to roll this update out on the second Tuesday of April.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading Tech Digest, Dec. 19, 2014
Software-defined networking can be a net plus for security. The key: Work with the network team to implement gradually, test as you go, and take the opportunity to overhaul your security strategy.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-7266
Published: 2015-02-01
Algorithmic complexity vulnerability in Cybozu Remote Service Manager through 2.3.0 and 3.x through 3.1.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via vectors that trigger colliding hash-table keys. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2...

CVE-2014-7269
Published: 2015-02-01
ASUS JAPAN RT-AC87U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.378.3754 and earlier, RT-AC68U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-AC56S routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-N66U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, and RT-N56U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376....

CVE-2014-7270
Published: 2015-02-01
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability on ASUS JAPAN RT-AC87U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.378.3754 and earlier, RT-AC68U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-AC56S routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earlier, RT-N66U routers with firmware 3.0.0.4.376.3715 and earl...

CVE-2014-8630
Published: 2015-02-01
Bugzilla before 4.0.16, 4.1.x and 4.2.x before 4.2.12, 4.3.x and 4.4.x before 4.4.7, and 5.x before 5.0rc1 allows remote authenticated users to execute arbitrary commands by leveraging the editcomponents privilege and triggering crafted input to a two-argument Perl open call, as demonstrated by shel...

CVE-2014-9200
Published: 2015-02-01
Stack-based buffer overflow in an unspecified DLL file in a DTM development kit in Schneider Electric Unity Pro, SoMachine, SoMove, SoMove Lite, Modbus Communication Library 2.2.6 and earlier, CANopen Communication Library 1.0.2 and earlier, EtherNet/IP Communication Library 1.0.0 and earlier, EM X8...

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
If you’re a security professional, you’ve probably been asked many questions about the December attack on Sony. On Jan. 21 at 1pm eastern, you can join a special, one-hour Dark Reading Radio discussion devoted to the Sony hack and the issues that may arise from it.