Google has taken quite a bit of heat in recent weeks for its decision not to patch a vulnerability in the WebView component of Android in older versions, leaving hundreds of millions of users exposed to potential attacks. Now, a Google engineer is explaining the company’s reasoning, saying that patching older versions of the OS[…]
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Customer payment information and other data was made vulnerable by a flaw in the Marriott Web service used by the Android app as well as the Web site, a security researcher found. The vulnerability is the result of Marriott’s system failing to use any kind of authentication on requests, meaning that an attacker who knew[…]
Siemens has patched a web vulnerability in its SIMATIC PLC family of products that could have led unsuspecting users to malicious sites
Several new versions of PHP have been released, fixing a number of security vulnerabilities and other bugs in the popular scripting language. PHP 5.6.5 is the newest version of the language, and it has patches for a handful of vulnerabilities, including a use-after-free flaw that could lead to remote code execution in some cases. “Sapi/cgi/cgi_main.c in[…]
Google released version 40 of the Chrome browser, patching 62 vulnerabilities, including close to two-dozen critical memory corruption flaws.
UPDATE–Adobe has released an emergency update for Flash to address a zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited. The company also is looking into reports of exploits for a separate Flash bug not fixed in the new release, which is being used in attacks by the Angler exploit kit. The vulnerability that Adobe patched Thursday is[…]
Oracle’s January 2015 Critical Patch update includes a fix for a backdoor found in the Oracle E-Business Suite by researcher David Litchfield. The patch is among 169 released in the CPU.
Ubuntu has released a number of patches for security vulnerabilities in several versions of the OS, including some remote code execution flaws in Thunderbird, which is included with Ubuntu. Thunderbird is Mozilla’s email client, and the company recently fixed several memory corruption vulnerabilities, along with a cross-site request forgery bug and a flaw that could lead to[…]
Oracle on Tuesday will release a huge number of security fixes as part of its quarterly critical patch update, and one of them is a patch for a vulnerability that a well-known security researcher said looks a lot like a back door but was likely just a terrible mistake. The flaw is found in Oracle’s[…]
Verizon patched a vulnerability in an API used by its My FiOS mobile application that allowed any user access to any Verizon email account.