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Microsoft SIR, Dissected

Microsoft published Version 8 of its Security Intelligence Report (SIR) this week. The report covers the second half of 2009 and is a massive piece of information with almost 250 pages.

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In SSL We Trust? Not Lately

In the past two weeks we have seen multiple problems with SSL, which is used in our Web browsers to protect the privacy and integrity of our electronic transactions.

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Energizer Bunny Gone Bad

Along with the usual security alerts covering the March bulletins from Microsoft and various content management systems flaws, US CERT published an unusual security alert about a product from Energizer, the battery company.

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Adobe Reader's Patch Tuesday

Next Tuesday, Jan. 12, is Microsoft Patch Tuesday. Beyond the usual patches from Microsoft, we will also get a critical update for a piece of software that increasingly plays a role in exploiting desktop systems -- the Adobe Reader from Adobe Systems.

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The Priority Patches From This Month's Batch

Tuesday's patch releases by Microsoft and Adobe are creating plenty of work for IT administrators -- quite possibly involving multiple groups with further coordination and meetings. But there are two patches that IT administrators should be focusing on to roll out quickly:

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Published: 2017-05-09
NScript in mpengine in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine with Engine Version before 1.1.13704.0, as used in Windows Defender and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (type confusion and application crash) via crafted JavaScript code within ...

Published: 2017-05-08
unixsocket.c in lxterminal through 0.3.0 insecurely uses /tmp for a socket file, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service (preventing terminal launch), or possibly have other impact (bypassing terminal access control).

Published: 2017-05-08
A privilege escalation vulnerability in Brocade Fibre Channel SAN products running Brocade Fabric OS (FOS) releases earlier than v7.4.1d and v8.0.1b could allow an authenticated attacker to elevate the privileges of user accounts accessing the system via command line interface. With affected version...

Published: 2017-05-08
Improper checks for unusual or exceptional conditions in Brocade NetIron 05.8.00 and later releases up to and including 06.1.00, when the Management Module is continuously scanned on port 22, may allow attackers to cause a denial of service (crash and reload) of the management module.

Published: 2017-05-08
Nextcloud Server before 11.0.3 is vulnerable to an inadequate escaping leading to a XSS vulnerability in the search module. To be exploitable a user has to write or paste malicious content into the search dialogue.