Microsoft fastest to issue OS patches, Sun Slowest

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Symantec's comprehensive security report on the malware industry from July 1 to December 31, 2007, is now avaible in its 100+ page glory. Symantec broke down information on patch development time by operating system...

Microsoft preps four Office patches

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Microsoft is planning at least four security updates this week in its Patch Tuesday release for March. The security update will address four vulnerabilities, all of which have been given Microsoft's highest alert level of...

Microsoft schedules seven patches for next week

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Next Patch Tuesday, Microsoft plans to release seven security updates for: Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Word, and SharePoint – four of the seven will be rated critical, Microsoft's highest ranking, while the remainder will...

Apple patches QuickTime flaw

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Apple has patched a flaw in QuickTime that could allow for remote attacks. The fix addresses a vulnerability in the Windows Vista and XP versions of QuickTime, which is commonly installed as a browser plug-in...

Mozilla Patches QuickTime/Firefox Flaw

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Mozilla has released a patch today for its popular Firefox webbrowser which ditches the ability to run arbitrary script from the Firefox command line, a quick fix for a year-old QuickTime bug that could be...

Microsoft releases super bundle of security patches

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Microsoft has released what security experts are calling one of the most significant security fixes this year. On Tuesday morning, the software maker pushed out nine sets of patches, called updates in Microsoft parlance, fixing...

Oracle Plans 46 Patches for Update

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Oracle has plans to deliver 46 security fixes for its customers by July 17. According to an Oracle security announcement, the patches will plug security holes in Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Collaboration Suite,...

Apple Patches More Holes

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Apple has updates out for security problems in WebCore (Mac OS X's HTML layout engine) and WebKit, the application framework that serves as an underpinning for many Mac applications. The issue concerning Apple's WebKit browser...

Microsoft to release four critical patches next week

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Microsoft has announced plans to issue four "critical" security bulletins next week that address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Mail in Vista. "Critical" is the most severe ranking Microsoft assigns to...

F-Secure Patches Flaws in Products

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Finnish security vendor F-Secure has patched multiple vulnerabilities in three product lines: F-Secure's Anti-Virus, Internet Gatekeeper and Internet Security product suites. A buffer overflow vulnerability lying in the processing of LHA archives could have allowed...

Mozilla patches 6 Firefox bugs

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Mozilla Corporation fixed six vulnerabilities in its Firefox browser, the third time the open-source developer has updated Firefox in 2007. The updates bring the current browser to Version 2.0.0.4, and the 2005 edition to 1.5.0.12....

Apple patches QuickTime flaw

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Apple has issued a security patch for its QuickTime application nearly 11 days after the disclosure of a highly-publicised vulnerability. The vulnerability occurs in the way QuickTime handles JavaScript code. An attacker could...

Google patches Serious Desktop Flaw

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Security researchers at Watchfire discovered a serious flaw in Google's desktop software over a month ago, but it has only been made public today. Google was first notified of the problem way back on January...

Microsoft patches 20 security flaws

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Microsoft on Tuesday released fixes for 20 vulnerabilities in a variety of products including Windows, but none of the operating system flaws affect Vista. The fixes arrived in a dozen security bulletins, released as part...

Apple Patches QuickTime

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Apple has patched a vulnerability in its QuickTime media player that Danish security vendor Secunia labeled as 'critical' because of the risk involving a hacker gaining control over a given computer. A buffer overflow can...

Microsoft Fixes Flawed Excel Patches

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Microsoft was forced to re-issue a set of patches for multiple flaws in Microsoft Excel in order to solve a problem in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean editions. The original MS07-002 was a security bulletin released...

Microsoft to release 8 security patches for January

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Although the information is subject to change until the day of, on 9 January 2007 Microsoft will Release 8 Security Patches: Three Microsoft Security Bulletins affecting Microsoft Windows with the highest Maximum Severity rating...

IE7 To Ship With Windows Patches Tomorrow

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Microsoft plans to push out Internet Explorer 7 as a 'high priority update' when it ships security patches tomorrow, according to Washingtonpost.com's Security Fix blog. That means anyone who has Windows configured to download and...

Apple patches MacBook 'fan behaviour'

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Apple has posted a firmware update for its MacBook consumer-oriented laptops, the latest in a series of "fan behaviour" adjustments made to the company's Intel-based computers. The patch adjusts the machine's System Management Controller (SMC),...

Microsoft Patches 23 Vulnerabilities

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As part of its monthly security update cycle, Microsoft on Tuesday released a dozen security bulletins. Nine of them are tagged critical, the company's highest severity rating. The alerts give details of 20 flaws in...

Intel Patches Wireless Vulnerabilities

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Intel has issued patches for three vulnerabilities for its wireless hardware and software. Two problems affect certain versions of its Pro/Wireless Network Connection Hardware, part of its Centrino mobile platform, Intel said. The vulnerabilities lie...

Symantec Patches Anti-Virus Application

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Symantec has repaired a serious problem with versions of its leading anti-virus software, which protects some of the world's largest corporations and U.S. government agencies. The flaw lets hackers steal sensitive data, delete files or...

Adobe Patches Photoshop, Illustrator Flaws

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Web and print publishing software maker Adobe Systems has pushed out security patches to cover a potentially serious code execution flaw in the Adobe Creative Suite 2 platform. The flaw, which carries an "important" rating,...

Cisco Patches 'Black Hat' IOS Vulnerability

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Cisco has warned users of a flaw in its IOS software which might be used by hackers to bypass security restrictions and run hostile code on network devices. The vulnerability reportedly affects all Cisco products...

October Security Patches

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As previously announced, 9 security bulletin entries has just been published. The outline is as followed: MS05-044 : Moderate: Vulnerability in the Windows FTP Client Could Allow File Transfer Location Tampering...

Symantec Patches Security Flaw

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Symantec has issued a patch for a vulnerability in its corporate antivirus software that could allow an unauthorized person to access a company's servers. The flaw, in version 9 of its AntiVirus Corporate Edition product,...

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