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PHP Group delivered release 5.2.6 to fix multiple security vulnerabilities.
Dan Godin posted a great article that was picked up by The Register a couple days ago about continued challenges for McAfee's newly purchased HackerSafe division. I find the article interesting as HackerSafe uses a scanning tool that probes for web application security flaws...
Apple and AT&T providing free Wi-Fi access to iPhone users and oops... to everyone else as well!
You have to love security through obscurity...A friend of mine on a private mailing list passed me a link to a story on macrumors.
Not to defend Microsoft, as kernel exploits that provide privileged access are terrible flaws, but we had an interesting discussion in the talkbacks where several people acted as if Microsoft was the only place that could've made such mistakes. Well, the proof is in the pudding that this is a common flaw across operating systems that is difficult to catch due to the complexities of kernel code.
Italy's tax department posted every Italian's declared earnings and tax contributions on a site that was quickly overwhelmed by onlookers.According to the BBC:There has been outrage in Italy after the outgoing government published every Italian's declared earnings and tax contributions on the internet.
Researcher Juan Pablo Lopez Yacubian has reported another URI abuse exploit.From Security Focus:Novell GroupWise is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate boundary checks on user-supplied data.
From Microsoft: A local attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts.
HP has plugged another ActiveX vulnerability in its software update application.The patch (CVE-2008-0712) covers "a potential vulnerability has been identified with the HPeDiag ActiveX control which is a component of HP Software Update running under windows.
There's been a lot of noise and violent thrashing over the last couple days regarding a flaw that was originally believed to be a flaw in Microsoft's IIS (Internet Information Server), but has since been pointed out as simply a well thought out SQL Injection attack. For those of you who aren't familiar with SQL Injection attacks, it's a pretty well known web application attack vector that exists in high volume on dynamic applications, say for instance, on your banking site.