Vulnerabilities


Algorithm Stops Local Scanning Worms

Researchers at Penn State University have developed an algorithm that defends against the spread of local
scanning worms that search for hosts in “local” spaces within networks
or sub-networks. This strategy allows them access to hosts that are
clustered, which means once they infect one host, the rest can be can
be infected quickly. Read the full article. [Dark Reading]

Novell NetStorage Hit By Critical Vulnerability

Novell is reporting a critical security vulnerability in NetStorage
which can be exploited by a remote attacker to compromise a system. The
vendor has not provided any details of the vulnerability, but has
stated that exploiting the vulnerability to inject and execute code
does not require authentication. Read the full article. [The H Security]

Sweden Will Handle NASA, Cisco Hacker

The prosecution of a Swedish man charged with breaching the computer
networks of NASA and Cisco Systems and making off with sensitive source
code will be transferred to Swedish authorities, US federal prosecutors
said Monday. Read the full article. [The Register]


Criminals are spamming the Zeus banking Trojan in a convincing e-mail that spoofs the National Security Agency. Initial reports indicate that a large number of government systems may have been compromised by the attack. Read the full article. [KrebsonSecurity]

A vulnerability in the creation of symbolic links (symlinks) in the free Samba file and printer server can be exploited to attain access to files outside of predefined paths and to the root directory. Read the full article. [The H Security]

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