Browsing Author: Ryan Naraine

Oracle Plans Monster Patch Tuesday Release

[img_assist|nid=7030|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]Oracle will join Microsoft on next week’s Patch Tuesday freight train and it will be another mega-release.

The database server giant says in a pre-release announcement that it will patch a whopping 81 vulnerabilities, some serious enough to be remotely exploitable without authentication (over a network without the need for a username and password). 


Adobe Warns of Flash Player Zero-Day Attack

Categories: Malware, Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=6651|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]The zero-day hacker attacks against Adobe’s software products are coming fast and furious.
Less than a week after the discovery of a sophisticated malware attack against an unpatched security hole in Adobe Reader/Acrobat, the company has issued a new warning for in-the-wild attacks against a zero-day flaw in its ubiquitous Flash Player.


Details Emerge on Severe Windows App Flaws

[img_assist|nid=6300|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=90|height=90]Metasploit’s HD Moore has released technical details on a severe application DLL load hijacking problem that haunts more than 40 Windows software programs.Moore, who stumbled on the issue while researching the recent LNK zero-day flaw, has released an audit kit that can be used to identify affected applications on a particular system.