Archive for September, 2006

Internet Explorer zero-day

Friday, September 15th, 2006

This time around, the zero day is related to Internet Explorer and activex… (directanimation specifically). Incidents has a good update on the issue. This is a second exploit, there was another at the end of August, MS has an advisory on the issue. I think a safe bet would be alternative browsers until this is [...]

Firefox and Thunderbird updates

Friday, September 15th, 2006

As I’ve just posted to the security-update-notice category, Firefox and Thunderbird both have been released in 1.5.0.7 version…. the release fixes a number of known security issues and you should upgrade as soon as possible. Details on the issues at incidents.org Also, you can visit mozilla.com for downloads    Send article as PDF   

Mozilla Thunderbird 1.5.0.7

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Multiple Security updates release notes. download    Send article as PDF   

Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.7

Friday, September 15th, 2006

Multiple Security updates release notes. download    Send article as PDF   

Apple Quicktime 7.1.3

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Quicktime multiple vulnerabilities Mac/Windows… download page    Send article as PDF   

Adobe Flash Player 9.0.16.0

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Flash Player multiple security vulnerability for all versions prior to (and including) 8.0.24.0 details. Update to 9.0.16.0 (OR 8.0.33.0, 7.0.68.0, or 7.0.66.0 from advisory.) Download page.    Send article as PDF   

Microsoft Windows and Office updates (September 2006)

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Several Security issues (September 2006 patch day.) Several previous patches re-released. details. (Updated to correct year – 2006 not 2007 ) update.microsoft.com    Send article as PDF   

Microsoft Update day for September…. AND Flash… AND Apple

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Yesterday, of course, Microsoft released it’s monthly patches. I found the Windows update site to be painfully slow (and in some cases unresponsive.) It wasn’t quite a huge update day by recent standards, but here’s the summary…. Incidents.org has a nice chart showing the two re-released patches (one is actually re-re-released…) They are MS06-040 (server [...]

ANOTHER Microsoft patch problem

Monday, September 11th, 2006

This is getting to be like clockwork, but it sounds like this may be one of the nastiest problems so far. It appears that there is a problem with one of the recent patches from Microsoft MS06-49. It looks as though the problem is data corruption for small files (under 4096 bytes.) There’s a google [...]

Chase throws data on 2.6 million customers in landfill

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Chase Card services mistakenly threw out backup tapes that contained the card information of around 2.6 million customers (according to the article Circuit City card holders (former and current.)) 5 data tapes were mistakenly trashed in July. Fortunately, they think the tapes were destroyed at the landfill, and are 1)notifying the affect, 2)working with authorities. [...]

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