Vulnerabilities / Threats
1/12/2010
06:14 PM
Connect Directly
LinkedIn
Twitter
Google+
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle Release Security Fixes

The first "Patch Tuesday" of 2010 brings only one fix from Microsoft. But Adobe and Oracle have vulnerabilities to address too.

Microsoft's January patch day has arrived, bringing with it a single security bulletin. It would be light work day for IT administrators but for the fact that both Adobe and Oracle have also released security patches today.

Further clouding the security picture, Intevydis, a security research company based in Russia, recently said that it planned to identify a series of zero-day server vulnerabilities over the next three weeks. To date, the company has released proof-of-concept exploit code for Sun Directory Server 7.0 and IBM Tivoli Directory Server 6.2

Microsoft's single patch, MS10-001, affects Windows 2000 through Windows 7. Its severity is rated "critical" for Windows 2000 and "low" for other Windows systems.

"Due to the memory model in Windows 2000, the vulnerability is critical on that version of the Windows operating system, all others receive a low severity rating," said Qualys CTO Wolfgang Kandek in an e-mailed statement. "The flaw can be exploited through any OpenType-enabled application such as Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, and Word by viewing a Web page or a document."

Microsoft is recommending that Windows 2000 customers deploy the patch immediately. The company credits Google's Tavis Ormandy with reporting the issue.

Adobe has released an update for a month-old critical vulnerability in Adobe Reader 9.2 and Acrobat 9.2, and Adobe Reader 8.1.7 and Acrobat 8.1.7 for Windows and Macintosh, and Adobe Reader 9.2 for UNIX.

Ben Greenbaum, senior research manager with Symantec Security Response said in an e-mailed statement that this vulnerability is being actively exploited by attackers. "Attack attempts seemed to peak near the end of December and then drop off, but we're continuing to see limited attempts at exploitation, and more reliable exploits could still be developed," he said.

Oracle's Critical Patch Update, also just released, addresses 24 vulnerabilities in 7 of the company's enterprise products.

"The majority of the vulnerabilities are remotely exploitable without authentication and IT admins should be taking a close look at the exposure these products have in their networks," said Kandek. "In general database engines should have no necessity to be connected to open networks, but the application servers are very likely exposed."

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Cartoon
Current Issue
Dark Reading December Tech Digest
Experts weigh in on the pros and cons of end-user security training.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-2037
Published: 2014-11-26
Openswan 2.6.40 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and IKE daemon restart) via IKEv2 packets that lack expected payloads. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE 2013-6466.

CVE-2014-6609
Published: 2014-11-26
The res_pjsip_pubsub module in Asterisk Open Source 12.x before 12.5.1 allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted headers in a SIP SUBSCRIBE request for an event package.

CVE-2014-6610
Published: 2014-11-26
Asterisk Open Source 11.x before 11.12.1 and 12.x before 12.5.1 and Certified Asterisk 11.6 before 11.6-cert6, when using the res_fax_spandsp module, allows remote authenticated users to cause a denial of service (crash) via an out of call message, which is not properly handled in the ReceiveFax dia...

CVE-2014-7141
Published: 2014-11-26
The pinger in Squid 3.x before 3.4.8 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and crash) via a crafted type in an (1) ICMP or (2) ICMP6 packet.

CVE-2014-7142
Published: 2014-11-26
The pinger in Squid 3.x before 3.4.8 allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or cause a denial of service (crash) via a crafted (1) ICMP or (2) ICMP6 packet size.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Now that the holiday season is about to begin both online and in stores, will this be yet another season of nonstop gifting to cybercriminals?