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Microsoft advanced notification for July 2012 patch Tuesday

Published: 2012-07-05
Last Updated: 2012-07-05 17:52:04 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)
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Microsoft have released the advanced notification for the upcoming July 2012 patch Tuesday and reboot Wednesday extravaganza. There are 16 vulnerabilities to be addressed in 9 bulletins. 3 of the bulletins are rated as critical, the remaining 6 as important. The notification is here:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2012/07/05/advance-notification-service-for-july-2012-security-bulletin-release.aspx

Cheers,
Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.

I will be teaching SANS Sec542 in Minneapolis July, Sec560 in Montreal September, and Sec542 in Vancouver December.

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ISC StormCast for Thursday, July 5th 2012 http://isc.sans.edu/podcastdetail.html?id=2644

New OS X trojan backdoor MaControl variant reported

Published: 2012-07-05
Last Updated: 2012-07-05 01:55:42 UTC
by Adrien de Beaupre (Version: 1)
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Kaspersky has reported that a new previously undetected variant of the MaControl backddor is being used in the wild. The malware arrived as an email attachment, and if installed connect to a C&C server. More information on the malware, its behaviour, and the attack campaign is available from Kaspersky, who discovered this variant. As more malware authors become motivated to attack OS X it is likely that we will continue to see targeted attacks such as this in the future.

http://www.kaspersky.com/about/news/virus/2012/New_Mac_OS_X_Backdoor_Being_Used_for_an_Advanced_Persistent_Threat_Campaign

http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193616/New_MacOS_X_backdoor_variant_used_in_APT_attacks

Cheers,
Adrien de Beaupré
Intru-shun.ca Inc.

I will be teaching SANS Sec542 in Minneapolis July, Sec560 in Montreal September, and Sec542 in Vancouver December.

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