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Oracle scrambles workarounds for database zero-day

Oracle has recommended workarounds for a zero-day Oracle Database flaw that was not fixed in the company's April critical patch update.The flaw in the Transport Network Substrate (TNS) Listener database component, which Oracle has known about for at least four years, could allow a hacker to break into a database without a username or password, Oracle said in a security advisory on Monday.

May 1, 2012 by

O2 to remotely fix router vulnerability

O2 has come up with a fix for a flaw that affects some of its home broadband routers.The cross-site request forgery (CSRF) vulnerability could allow someone to gain unauthorised access to a user's private network.

September 3, 2009 by

Apple patches AirPort Extreme base station

Apple has released a firmware upgrade to fix a remotely exploitable security issue in the AirPort Extreme Base Station.The flaw, publicly known since April, could allow remote attackers  to adversely affect network performance," Apple said in an advisory.

August 29, 2007 by

Cisco crawls to a patchable IOS for all

Cisco is aiming to make its Internetwork Operating System (IOS) easier to patch because administrators using the company's network hardware have been reluctant to upgrade even though serious security flaws have been discovered in the software.Following the disclosure of a serious security flaw in IOS earlier this year, Cisco has been trying to persuade its customers to upgrade to the latest version of its operating system.

October 23, 2005 by

Cisco losing battle to 'censor' researcher

Cisco's lawyers are sending out cease and desist notices to Web sites that have published a controversial presentation by ex-Internet Security Systems (ISS) employee Michael Lynn that exposes the potential dangers of a flaw in the network giant's router operating system.The presentation was given by Lynn at the Defcon conference in Las Vegas last week, despite legal threats from Cisco and ISS.

July 31, 2005 by

Router glitch triggers DoS-like attack

A design flaw in a router product has seen the University of Wisconsin's network bombarded with network time protocol synchronisation requests, in an accidental denial of service (DoS) attack. The university's administrators noticed a dramatic increase in in-bound traffic to its time server, and eventually traced the cause to a Netgear router product.

August 25, 2003 by

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