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...

Apple fixes 17 Mac OS X flaws

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Apple has released the year's fifth major security update for Mac OS X to patch 17 vulnerabilities, the first time this year that an OS security update from Apple did not patch a vulnerability disclosed...

Trend Micro Warns Of Server Antivirus Flaws

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Trend Micro has patched a pair of remote code execution vulnerabilities in ServerProtect, its server-based antivirus software, that could open the door for attackers to gain control over affected machines. Both are stack-based buffer overflow...

Microsoft fixes nasty DNS server, Exchange flaws

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Microsoft has released its May set of security patches, fixing critical bugs in Word, Excel, Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Exchange and the CAPICOM cryptography technology used by BizTalk Server. Microsoft rates all seven groups of...

Apple plugs 25 Mac OS X flaws

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Apple has issued a security update for Mac OS X that addresses 25 security flaws affecting various parts of the operating system, including some third-party components such as the Kerberos authentication technology. The most serious...

Microsoft contests reports of new Office flaws

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Right after Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday, several security Web sites reported four new vulnerabilities, only to have Microsoft dispute that none of the three alleged to affect Word 2007 "demonstrate any vulnerability in Word 2007...

Mozilla issues fixes for Firefox, SeaMonkey Flaws

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The Mozilla Foundation has published a fix for a "critical" JavaScript vulnerability in the Firefox browser and the SeaMonkey application suite. The fix, released Monday, targets Firefox versions 2.0.0.2 and 1.5.0.10, as well as SeaMonkey...

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...

Oracle Plugs 51 Security Flaws

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As a part of its quarterly patch cycle, Oracle released fixes for 51 vulnerabilities that affect its software products. The California company preannounced the patch release on Thursday (for the first time) and released patches...

Apple fixes 26 Mac OS flaws

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On Tuesday, Apple Computer released an update for its Mac OS X operating system to fix 26 security flaws, some serious. Several of the vulnerabilities affect the way in which Mac OS X handles images...

QuickTime flaws put Macs and PCs at risk

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Serious flaws in Mac OS X and QuickTime software could put Macintosh and Windows systems at risk of cyber attack, Apple has warned. In a pair of security alerts released on Thursday, Apple outlined 31...

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,...

Flaws Found in RealNetworks Media Player

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Two flaws in RealNetworks' popular RealPlayer could let attackerscommandeer Windows computers running the software, eEye DigitalSecurity has warned. The vulnerabilities affect RealPlayer on all versions ofWindows, according to two short advisories...

'High Risk' RealPlayer Flaws Patched

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Digital media delivery firm RealNetworks Inc. late Thursday shipped a major security update for its RealPlayer software to patch a pair of remote code execution vulnerabilities. The security holes, which were reported to RealNetworks more...

Flaws In Kerberos Could Open Systems to Attack

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Two serious security flaws in a technology widely used for network authentication could expose a swath of software products to hacker attack, experts have warned. The flaws could allow an online intruder...

RealPlayer Flaws Trigger PC Hijack Alert

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Digital-media delivery company RealNetworks on Thursday rolled out patches for four high-risk vulnerabilities in its flagship RealPlayer software, warning that the flaws put millions of users at risk of PC hijack attacks. The Seattle, Wash.-based...

Java flaws Open Door to Hackers

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Sun Microsystems has fixed a pair of security bugs in Java that could be exploited by attackers to take over computers running Windows, Linux and Solaris. The flaws are "highly critical," security...

Paying for Flaws Pays Off for iDefense

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Internet security specialist iDefense Inc. has released a reverse-engineering tool to the open-source community as part of its controversial strategy of buying the rights to information on security flaws found by underground researchers. The decision...

DoS Flaws Found in Samba Module

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German security researcher Stefan Esser has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in smbfs, the mountable SMB (Server Message Block) file system for Linux. In an advisory made public Wednesday, Esser said the bugs theoretically could crash the...

Microsoft probing reported flaws in Windows XP SP2

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Microsoft Corp. Thursday said it is investigating claims that several new vulnerabilities have been found in Windows XP Service Pack 2 by security firm Finjan Software Inc. in San Jose, Calif. Finjan on Tuesday announced...

Firefox Flaws Flagged, Fixed

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Just one day after the Mozilla Foundation released Firefox 1.0, the group has revealed that prior versions of the open-source browser pose a security threat to users. According to information released by Mozilla, multiple security...

Real, KDE Patch Security Flaws

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RealNetworks Inc. and KDE eV on Tuesday both released patches for their desktop software, fixing serious security holes that could allow an attacker to take over a user's system. The update to KOffice, the productivity...

Microsoft warns of 22 new security flaws

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Microsoft on Tuesday published 10 software security advisories, warning Windows users and corporate administrators of 22 new flaws that affect the company's products. The advisories, and patches published with the bulletins, range...

WinZip Warns of Security Flaws

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Thanks cybershark, and jon. Windows clients running the popular WinZip application are at risk from a number of critical security flaws, according to WinZip Computing and security researchers. The compression/decompression tool is one...

Security Flaws Found in RealPlayer

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EEye Digital Security has uncovered new security holes affecting a wide range of RealNetworks' media players, the latest desktop-based bugs set to worry IT managers. The flaws could be exploited via a malicious Web page...

Critical Flaws Found In Mozilla Products

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After releasing their much awaited preview release of Firefox 1.0, the Mozilla Foundation has issued a warning about seven critical security issues with three of its flagship products. Any product versions prior...

Apple fixes 15 flaws in Mac OS X

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Apple Computer released an update to its Mac OS X operating system on Tuesday to fix 15 security issues in the software. Many of the problems are flaws in the operating system's underlying open-source software,...

Yahoo fixes two flaws in mail system

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Today Yahoo fixed two serious security flaws in its popular e-mail system. Yahoo was alerted of these security problems towards the end of May and June. So why is it that Yahoo took...

Security Experts to Microsoft: SP2 Has Critical Flaws

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German Internet security experts Heise Security have discovered what it calls two "flaws" in Service Pack 2. Microsoft has said its Service Pack 2 offers users the latest security "innovations," but Internet security experts said...

Real Patches Critical Media Player Flaws

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RealNetworks has patched two highly critical holes in its media player. The bugs could allow an attacker to run malicious code by directing users to a specially-crafted Web page, via an email message for example,...

More flaws foul security of open-source repository

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Yesterday some security researches found six flaws in Concurrent Versions System (CVS) one of the open-source community's most popular programs for marinating code under development. Some of the most popular open-source projects use CVS....

MSI sued by company claiming motherboard flaws

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Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., one of the world's top makers of computer motherboards, has been sued by a Vermont company seeking class-action status over claims that MSI's boards use a defective technology and are prone...

RealNetworks warns of media player security flaws

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RealNetworks Inc.'s media player software contains vulnerabilities that could let an attacker take control of a PC on which the software is used to download multimedia files, the company confirmed this week. Corrupt...

RealPlayer flaws open PCs up to hijackers

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RealNetworks acknowledged on Wednesday that three flaws affecting different versions of its media player could allow attackers to create corrupt music or video files that, when played, take control of a victim's PC. ...

Flaws threaten VoIP networks

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A technical review conducted by the British government has found several security flaws in products that use VoIP and text messaging, including those from Microsoft and Cisco Systems. The flaws affect software...

Apple will fix security flaws in Jaguar

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Apple Computer Inc. said in a statement given to MacCentral on Friday that the company would be fixing security flaws uncovered in Mac OS X Jaguar by Cambridge, MA-based security research firm @Stake earlier this...

Security experts find open-source flaws

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Although Microsoft Windows vulnerabilities get most of the headlines, researchers this week identified vulnerabilities in two commonly used open-source software products. The more serious of the vulnerabilities affects Sendmail, an open-source program for...

Company patches flaws in 'Half-Life' game

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A security research company has released its own patch for critical flaws in a popular computer game, saying it had waited months for the game's creator to do something. Earlier this week, Newport, Calif.-based...

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