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[…]
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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.
There are two memory corruption vulnerabilities in some versions of the VLC open-source media player that can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable machines. Neither one of the vulnerabilities has been fixed by VideoLAN, the organization that maintains VLC. Security researcher Veysel Hatas reported the vulnerabilities to VideoLAN in December and published the[…]
Adobe patched Flash Player , addressing nine vulnerabilities in the software including critical bugs that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
The DDoS attacks that knocked both Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network (PSN) offline around Christmas came at the hands of a botnet comprised largely of hacked home routers.
Google has decided that it will no longer provide Webview patches for Android systems running Jelly Bean 4.3, or older, putting the onus on OEMs and the open source security community to provide patches to users.
Google security engineers have criticized the security and privacy of WhiteHat Security’s Aviator browser, after finding a remote code execution vulnerability within hours of Aviator’s release as open source.