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And let the patching games continue

Published: 2010-04-14
Last Updated: 2010-04-15 04:39:07 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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As we progress through the week more patches and updates are being released.  
 
Cisco has joined in with an Active X issue in the desktop client more info is here http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20100414-csd.shtml . The issue centres around the non-verification of code downloaded from a web page.
 
Apple has also released an update.  This one requires a restart.  The patch addresses CVE-2010-1120 which considering it credits Charlie Miller's is to address the prize winning exploit the other week. The issue relates to a malicious embedded font. Not much more info is here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4131 
 

Joining the club is Adobe who is releasing their update as well to Reader and Acrobat http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-09.html 

Update

Joining the "and me too" club is java with update 20.  Two security fixes by the looks of the release notes.  http://java.sun.com/javase/6/webnotes/6u20.html

 

Happy patching, as always test before doing production and Friday 5pm is never a good time to push out updates.

Mark H - Shearwater

Keywords: Patching
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ClamAV 0.94 EOL Reminder

Published: 2010-04-14
Last Updated: 2010-04-14 12:05:08 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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A reader reminded us of the impending April 15 deadline for the support of ClamAV version 0.94 and earlier. ClamAV will be releasing signatures greater than 980 bytes on May 15.  ClamAV version 0.94 and earlier will not be able to deal with these.  To prevent issues on April 15 there will be a signature released that effectively disables version older than 1 year (version 0.94 and earlier). The application will not start.  

Most of you will no doubt already be using a later version, but the product is used in many a gateway and is used as part of a number of commercial appliances.  If you are not certain what version you are using, you may wish to do a quick check.  

Some more information is here http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/2009/10/05/eol-clamav-094/

Mark H 

Keywords: CLAMAV EOL
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Oracle has released 47 critical patches (Includes SUN patches)

Published: 2010-04-14
Last Updated: 2010-04-14 05:23:18 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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Just when you thought you had finished patching for the week.  Oracle has released 47 security fixes for its products. This includes the SUN products. In addition to this there will be a number of additional patches that address interdependencies between products.  If you are running Oracle products you'll want to have a look here http://www.oracle.com/technology/deploy/security/critical-patch-updates/cpuapr2010.html  to see if your product is affected.  As always make sure you test before putting it into production. 

Mark H - Shearwater

Keywords: Oracle patches
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