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Apple Security Update Released for BIND DNS

Published: 2009-08-12
Last Updated: 2009-08-12 21:13:33 UTC
by David Goldsmith (Version: 1)
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Apple released  a security update today:

  • APPLE-SA-2009-08-12-1  Security Update 2009-004

    This update address an issue with dynamic DNS updates with the BIND DNS server. An attacker could send a specially crafted update that could cause the DNS service to terminate.

    The security content of this update is:

    • BIND: CVE-2009-0696

More information should be available here soon on Apple's Security Update web site.

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Blocking those Secret, Stubborn Cookies

Published: 2009-08-12
Last Updated: 2009-08-12 15:42:11 UTC
by David Goldsmith (Version: 1)
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Robert wrote in last night in response to a story in the latest SANS NewsBites newsletter that discussed a report about the increasing use of flash cookies, using Adobe Flash, that are not affected the privacy controls setup in the web browser.

He pointed out that for folks who use Firefox, there is an add-on called Better Privacy that can block them.

Here is the original Wired story and here is a link to the Better Privacy add-on.

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