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Microsoft Security Essentials Update

Published: 2010-12-17
Last Updated: 2010-12-17 20:36:31 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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Thanks to reader Hurin:

We were notified that a new version of Microsoft's Security Essentials is now available for download from Windows Update.  Check it out, or grab it from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

 

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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Opera 11.00 has been released!

Published: 2010-12-17
Last Updated: 2010-12-17 19:49:48 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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For those of you that use Opera (all 2.20% of you), the folks over there have released version 11.00.  There are a ton of updates to the code, including many security related fixes, so check out the Changelog here:

http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs

and download it here:

http://www.opera.com/browser/

Thanks Roseman for writing in!

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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Apple Time Capsule and Airport Base Station Updates

Published: 2010-12-17
Last Updated: 2010-12-17 19:45:37 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 1)
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Published yesterday, Apple released a new firmware update for it's Time Capsule and Airport Base Station devices covering the following CVE's:

  • CVE-2008-4309
  • CVE-2009-2189
  • CVE-2010-0039
  • CVE-2009-1574
  • CVE-2010-1804

If you are using these pieces of hardware, please be sure and update.  (I already have!)

-- Joel Esler | http://blog.joelesler.net | http://twitter.com/joelesler

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Reports of Attacks against EXIM vulnerability

Published: 2010-12-17
Last Updated: 2010-12-17 17:40:25 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
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Users of the popular exim mail server report attacks exploiting the recently patches vulnerability [1,2].  It appears that the attacks are scripted and installing popular rootkits. If you experienced an attack against exim: We are interested in packet captures or other logs showing how the attack is performed.

[1] http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/en650/details_of_the_root_kit_that_got_installed_on_my/
[2] http://www.exim.org/lurker/message/20101207.215955.bb32d4f2.en.html

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Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
SANS Technology Institute
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