Google Chrome, Oracle Solaris and Gentoo Linux all beat Microsoft's Internet Explorer in having the most vulnerabilities last year, according to Secunia, while IBM software took 40 percent of the Top 20 places.
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The Windows, Mac and Linux versions of Flash Player all have critical security vulnerabilities patched in a new version.
[UPDATE] A new version of Flash fixes two vulnerabilities in the Windows, Mac and Linux versions. They're not super-high priority.
The company is also increasing the bounties for patches of major open source projects.
Critical vulnerabilities in Flash on Windows, Mac and Linux expose users to attack.
The patches deal with two critical vulnerabilities that let attackers take remote control of computers or execute malicious code, among others
Microsoft has outlined the main third-party software through which cross-platform attacks Windows, Mac, and Linux computers: old vulnerabilities in Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe PDF applications, and Microsoft Office.
Google Chrome version 21.0.1180.60 (21.0.1180.57 for Mac and Linux) is out, fixing 15 security vulnerabilities in the search giant's browser. Strictly from a security perspective, you should upgrade as soon as possible.
Patches have been released for file-networking protocol software, Samba, revealing that the software, which is used extensively in Macs and Linux, has been subject to a critical vulnerability for five years.
The vulnerabilities, rated "critical," have been fixed for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris OS users.
The vulnerabilities were fixed in the newest Google Chrome 17.0.963.65 (Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame).
Adobe has urged PC, Mac, Linux and Android users to download a critical update for Flash Player, in order to mitigate an attack that has already been reported in the wild.According to Adobe, various vulnerabilities in Flash Player "could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system".
Hackers have compromised a private e-mail list used by Linux and BSD distributors to share information on embargoed security vulnerabilities and used a backdoor to sniff e-mail traffic
Around 40 vulnerabilities have been discovered in the kernel of Linux Ubuntu 10.04, also known as Lucid Lynx
Almost 40 vulnerabilities have been discovered in the kernel of Linux Ubuntu 10.04, also known as Lucid Lynx, which is a long-term support version of the operating system.
Almost 40 vulnerabilities, which allow remote and local exploits, have been discovered in the Linux Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS) kernel.
Explosive allegations from a claimed former Federal Bureau of Investigations agent that United States government spy agencies had planted backdoors in the supposed secure OpenBSD platform are overblown, according to Australian industry boffins.
Security experts have said handsets running version 2.0 or 2.1 of the Android OS could be remotely compromised by attackers employing code manipulation
The vulnerabilities, patches with Google Chrome 7.0.517.44, affects Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame users.
The open-source Linux operating system contains a serious security flaw that can be exploited to gain superuser rights on a target system.