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Content tagged with Vulnerabilities / Threats posted in July 2009
Black Hat: Mac OS X Rootkit Debuts
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
The development of a proof-of-concept rootkit for Mac OS X reinforces the fact that security concerns aren't just for Windows users.
Black Hat: PKI Hack Demonstrates Flaws in Digital Certificate Technology
News  |  7/30/2009  | 
Researcher Dan Kaminsky illuminates flaws in X.509 authentication
Black Hat: Android, iPhone SMS Flaws Revealed
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Security researchers have identified several SMS vulnerabilities that can be used to deny service to mobile phones. They're presenting on Thursday but their findings have been published.
Fake Security Software Steals $34 Million Monthly
News  |  7/29/2009  | 
Cybercriminals are making a fortune by preying on gullible computer users.
Google Hot Trends Dictate Malware Targeting
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Popular search terms get more dangerous, a security report finds. And crossword puzzle players should be particularly vigilant.
Microsoft Issues Emergency Fixes For IE, Visual Studio
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Outside of its normal patch cycle, Microsoft has released two security bulletins to fix critical flaws.
After Years Of Struggle, SaaS Security Market Finally Catches Fire
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
Shifts in economy, threats make SaaS an easier choice, oldest providers say
Rogueware On A Roll: 640,000 New Variants Of Fake AV In Q3
News  |  7/28/2009  | 
PandaLabs researchers say fake antivirus distributors are ramping up production of new versions of their rogueware to evade detection
Microsoft Plans Emergency Patch Tuesday
News  |  7/27/2009  | 
Two out-of-band security bulletins will be issued tomorrow to fix a critical flaw in Internet Explorer and a related issue in Visual Studio. Microsoft is withholding details until the patches are released.
Microsoft Unveils Security Tools, Resources At Black Hat
News  |  7/24/2009  | 
Dealing with the changing threat landscape requires information sharing, Microsoft says, and it has developed software, guidelines, and programs to help make that happen.
Adobe Warns Of Critical Flash Vulnerability
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
Echoing security warnings issued earlier this year, Adobe is warning users of Flash Player, Reader, and Acrobat to exercise caution online due to a zero-day vulnerability that's being actively exploited.
Rising Internet Fraud, Darknets On Agenda At Black Hat
News  |  7/23/2009  | 
The information-security community is set to converge for the industry's premier conference as Black Hat comes to Las Vegas on July 25 - 30.
Researchers Bypass Secure Web Connections
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
EV SSL certificates are supposed to help people feel more secure online. But at Black Hat next week, two researchers plan to disclose a way around SSL protection.
RIM Scrubs Spyware From UAE BlackBerrys
News  |  7/21/2009  | 
Users complained a firmware update -- unauthorized by RIM -- had led to decreased battery life and system crashes.
Adobe Offering Insecure Reader Software
News  |  7/20/2009  | 
Plagued by a series of vulnerabilities in its Reader software, Adobe has been tightening its security. Yet the company hasn't gotten around to offering a secure version of Reader on its Web site.
HTC Fixes Bluetooth Vulnerability In Smartphones
News  |  7/17/2009  | 
Security flaw allows attackers to gain access to all files on HTC's Windows Mobile phones running the 6.0 or 6.1 versions.
'Sexy View/Sexy Space' Symbian Worm Spreading
News  |  7/16/2009  | 
Worm's application payload comes Symbian-signed; researchers disagree over whether it's building a full-blown mobile phone botnet
First Zero-Day Exploit Released For Firefox 3.5
News  |  7/15/2009  | 
Patch is in the works, exploit code and Metasploit attack module are released
Microsoft Fixes Nine Vulnerabilities In July Patch
News  |  7/14/2009  | 
Two zero-day vulnerabilities are addressed in Microsoft's July patch cycle, but a third flaw that was revealed on Monday remains.
'Anti-Sec' Group Hacks Popular Image Site, Demands Changes In Security Research
Quick Hits  |  7/13/2009  | 
Attacks will continue until full-disclosure practices end, group says
Microsoft Warns Of Third 'Browse-And-Get-Owned' Flaw
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
A third zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft's software has been identified, Microsoft said on Monday, a day before the company plans to release its July software patch.
Tech Insight: It's About DAM Time
News  |  7/13/2009  | 
Given today's threats to data from targeted attacks and unsavory insiders, it's no longer a question of whether or not to adopt database activity monitoring
Microsoft Fix For 'Browse-And-Get-Owned' Flaw Coming Tuesday
News  |  7/9/2009  | 
Two zero-day vulnerabilities, one reported last week, will be fixed in Microsoft's monthly patch release next week.
Details Emerge In U.S. Cyber Attacks
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
Malware that targeted Web sites of The White House, Department of Homeland Security, the FAA, and others appears to be a MyDoom variant.
Web Link Shrinkage Powers Spam Surge
News  |  7/8/2009  | 
The popularity of Twitter has lead to a proliferation of URL shortening services. Now spammers are taking notice and using link reduction to hide spam links.
Apple's iPhone Vulnerable To Hotspot Hijacking
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
The new iPhone 3.0 software automatically launches the Safari browser in certain circumstances, a feature that makes the iPhone more usable and less secure.
Goldman's Alleged Code Thief Makes Bail
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Programmer Sergey Aleynikov is under travel and computer use restrictions while awaiting trial.
Microsoft Warns Of 'Browse-And-Get-Owned' Attack
News  |  7/7/2009  | 
Attacks have been reported that attempt to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft's Video ActiveX Control.
Apple Planning Fix For iPhone SMS Flaw
News  |  7/2/2009  | 
An SMS vulnerability in Apple's iPhone is slated for disclosure at the Black Hat conference later this month. Apple is reportedly rushing to get a fix ready.
Google Sees Spam Surging
News  |  7/1/2009  | 
Spam, like movie zombies, just keeps coming. Despite the closure of spam ISPs, unwanted messages continue to spread.


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PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
In Libav 12.3, a denial of service in the subtitle decoder allows attackers to hog the CPU via a crafted video file in Matroska format, because srt_to_ass in libavcodec/srtdec.c has a complex format argument to sscanf.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
A stack-based buffer overflow in the subtitle decoder in Libav 12.3 allows attackers to corrupt the stack via a crafted video file in Matroska format, because srt_to_ass in libavcodec/srtdec.c misuses snprintf.
CVE-2019-9720
PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
A stack-based buffer overflow in the subtitle decoder in Libav 12.3 allows attackers to corrupt the stack via a crafted video file in Matroska format, because srt_to_ass in libavcodec/srtdec.c misuses snprintf.
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PUBLISHED: 2019-09-19
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