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    Lightbulb Thunderbird v12.0 released

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    Thunderbird v12.0 released
    - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde...0/releasenotes
    April 24, 2012 ... See Known Issues

    Security Advisories
    - https://www.mozilla.org/security/kno...#thunderbird12
    Fixed in Thunderbird 12
    MFSA 2012-33 Potential site identity spoofing when loading RSS and Atom feeds
    MFSA 2012-32 HTTP Redirections and remote content can be read by javascript errors
    MFSA 2012-31 Off-by-one error in OpenType Sanitizer
    MFSA 2012-30 Crash with WebGL content using textImage2D
    MFSA 2012-29 Potential XSS through ISO-2022-KR/ISO-2022-CN decoding issues
    MFSA 2012-28 Ambiguous IPv6 in Origin headers may bypass webserver access restrictions
    MFSA 2012-27 Page load short-circuit can lead to XSS
    MFSA 2012-26 WebGL.drawElements may read illegal video memory due to FindMaxUshortElement error
    MFSA 2012-25 Potential memory corruption during font rendering using cairo-dwrite
    MFSA 2012-24 Potential XSS via multibyte content processing errors
    MFSA 2012-23 Invalid frees causes heap corruption in gfxImageSurface
    MFSA 2012-22 use-after-free in IDBKeyRange
    MFSA 2012-20 Miscellaneous memory safety hazards (rv:12.0/ rv:10.0.4)

    Bugs fixed
    - https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunde...s/buglist.html

    Download
    - https://www.mozilla.org/thunderbird/all.html
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    - https://secunia.com/advisories/48932/
    Release Date: 2012-04-25
    Criticality level: Highly critical
    Impact: Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, Spoofing, Exposure of system information, Exposure of sensitive information, System access
    Where: From remote...
    Solution: Upgrade to Firefox version 12.0 and Thunderbird version 12.0...

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1026973
    Date: Apr 24 2012
    CVE Reference: CVE-2011-1187, CVE-2012-0467, CVE-2012-0468, CVE-2012-0469, CVE-2012-0470, CVE-2012-0471, CVE-2012-0472, CVE-2012-0473, CVE-2012-0474, CVE-2012-0475, CVE-2012-0477, CVE-2012-0478, CVE-2012-0479
    Impact: Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, Modification of user information, User access via network
    Version(s): prior to 12.0...
    Impact: A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
    A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with a target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
    A remote user can spoof certain web sites.
    A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information...

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    Lightbulb Internet Security Threat report for 2011

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    ISTR report for 2011
    - https://secure.marketwatch.com/story...k=MW_news_stmp
    April 30, 2012 - "... while the number of vulnerabilities decreased by 20 percent, the number of malicious attacks continued to skyrocket by 81 percent. In addition, the report* highlights that advanced targeted attacks are spreading to organizations of all sizes and variety of personnel, data breaches are increasing, and that attackers are focusing on mobile threats... Symantec blocked more than 5.5 billion malicious attacks in 2011, an increase of 81 percent over the previous year. In addition, the number of unique malware variants increased to 403 million and the number of Web attacks blocked per day increased by 36 percent... Targeted attacks are growing, with the number of daily targeted attacks increasing from 77 per day to 82 per day by the end of 2011. Targeted attacks use social engineering and customized malware to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information. These advanced attacks have traditionally focused on public sector and government; however, in 2011, targeted attacks diversified. Targeted attacks are no longer limited to large organizations. More than 50 percent of such attacks target organizations with fewer than 2,500 employees, and almost 18 percent target companies with fewer than 250 employees... As tablets and smartphones continue to outsell PCs, more sensitive information will be available on mobile devices. Workers are bringing their smartphones and tablets into the corporate environment faster than many organizations are able to secure and manage them. This may lead to an increase in data breaches as lost mobile devices present risks to information if not properly protected. Recent research by Symantec shows that 50 percent of lost phones will not be returned and 96 percent (including those returned) will experience a data breach... Mobile vulnerabilities increased by 93 percent in 2011. At the same time, there was a rise in threats targeting the Android operating system. With the number of vulnerabilities in the mobile space rising and malware authors not only reinventing existing malware for mobile devices, but creating mobile-specific malware geared to the unique mobile opportunities, 2011 was the first year that mobile malware presented a tangible threat to businesses and consumers..."
    * http://www.symantec.com/threatreport...cutive_summary

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    Exclamation Samba v3.4.17, 3.5.15, 3.6.5 released

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    Samba v3.4.17, 3.5.15, 3.6.5 released
    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1026988
    Date: Apr 30 2012
    CVE Reference: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2012-2111 - 6.5
    Impact: Modification of user information, User access via network
    Fix Available: Yes Vendor Confirmed: Yes
    Version(s): 3.4.x - 3.6.4
    Description: ... A remote authenticated user can modify user privileges on the target system...
    Solution: The vendor has issued a fix (3.4.17, 3.5.15, 3.6.5).
    The vendor's advisory is available at:
    http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2012-2111
    "... Patches addressing this issue have been posted to:
    - https://www.samba.org/samba/history/security.html
    Additionally, Samba 3.6.5, Samba 3.5.15 and 3.4.17 have been issued as security releases to correct the defect. Patches against older Samba versions are available at:
    - http://samba.org/samba/patches/
    Samba administrators running affected versions are advised to upgrade to 3.6.5, 3.5.15, or 3.4.17 or apply these patches as soon as possible"...

    - https://secunia.com/advisories/48976/
    Release Date: 2012-05-01
    CVE Reference(s): http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2012-2111 - 6.5
    ... caused due to improper application of security checks in the CreateAccount, OpenAccount, AddAccountRights, and RemoveAccountRights remote procedure calls (RPC) within the Local Security Authoriy (LSA). This can be exploited to gain "take ownership" privileges and e.g. change the ownership of arbitrary files and directories on the smdb file server.
    ... reported in versions 3.4.x through 3.6.4.
    Solution: Apply patch or update to version 3.4.17, 3.5.15, and 3.6.5.
    Original Advisory:
    - http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2012-2111

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    Unhappy Apple patching practices ...

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    Apple patching practices ...
    - http://atlas.arbor.net/briefs/index#-1272909644
    30 Apr 2012 - OSX anti-malware site provides resources of value... link to a recent Flashback trojan analysis by DrWeb*.
    Source: http://macviruscom.wordpress.com/201...hing-practice/

    - http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012...n-malware-mac/
    April 27, 2012

    * http://news.drweb.com/?i=2410&c=5&lng=en&p=0
    April 27, 2012
    > https://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/flas...onse/4904?pg=2
    April 29, 2012 - "... left to their own devices, many users will simply postpone those updates by clicking the 'Not Now' or 'Install Later' button. They see updates as an annoyance that will mean they they can’t use their Mac for 10 minutes to a half-hour... roughly 1 out of every 4 Snow Leopard users are at least six months behind in terms of applying major software updates. Nearly 15% are more than a year behind, meaning they have skipped at least two major OS X updates and are easy prey for any exploit that targets security holes that were fixed in those updates... If (Apple) talks to the press in an effort to reach owners of Macs who aren’t aware they’ve been infected, they risk puncturing the 'Macs don’t get viruses' image they’ve cultivated through the years. So the company has chosen to remain silent, which is shameful..."

    These guys know it - and so do the Hacks.

    Free Mac anti-virus for home users
    > http://www.sophos.com/freemacav
    > https://www.avira.com/en/avira-free-mac-security
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    New Malware Found Exploiting Mac OS X Snow Leopard
    - https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/n...leopard-050212
    May 2, 2012 - "... with Lion, that specific memory address can't be written, so the exploit fails. We can assume that this malware itself is targeting only Snow Leopard or lower versions of Mac OSX. That means the attacker had knowledge about the target environment beforehand. That includes the target operating system, application patch levels, etc..."

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    Lightbulb Sumatra PDF v2.1.1 released

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    Sumatra PDF reader v2.1.1 released
    - http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...df-viewer.html
    2012-05-07

    Version history
    - http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...apdf/news.html
    Changes in this release: fixes for a few crashes
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    Sumatra PDF reader v2.1 released
    - http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...df-viewer.html
    2012-05-03

    What's new
    - http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/...apdf/news.html
    Changes in this release:
    > support for EPUB ebook format
    > added File/Rename menu item to rename currently viewed file (contributed by Vasily Fomin)
    > support multi-page TIFF files
    > support TGA images
    > support for some comic book (CBZ) metadata
    > support JPEG XR images (available on Windows Vista or later, for Windows XP the Windows Imaging Component has to be installed)
    > the installer is now signed

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    Exclamation Apple iOS 5.1.1 update for iPod, iPhone, iPad

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    Apple iOS 5.1.1 update for iPod, iPhone, iPad
    - https://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=13144
    Last Updated: 2012-05-07 20:29:40 UTC - "... only available through iTunes. The updates address Safari and WebKit for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad, iPad 2... the update is available through iTunes."

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5278
    May 07, 2012
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2011-3046 - 10.0 (HIGH)
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2011-3056 - 7.5 (HIGH)
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2012-0672 - 6.8
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2012-0674 - 4.3

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1521
    Version: 5.1.1 - May 07, 2012
    System Requirements: iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (3rd generation)

    Apple patches serious security holes in iOS devices
    - http://atlas.arbor.net/briefs/index#-480279256
    Severity: Elevated Severity
    Published: Monday, May 07, 2012
    New patches provide protection for recent security holes in iOS.
    Analysis: Some of these security holes were used in "hacking contents" such as pwn2own. It is likely that others are aware of the security holes, especially now that patches have been released and are surely being analyzed by attackers to spot the vulnerabilities. Considering the hot trends in mobile attacks, users are encouraged to deploy these updates as soon as possible.
    Source: https://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/...ices/11983?utm

    - http://h-online.com/-1569932
    8 May 2012

    - http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012...lnerabilities/
    May 8, 2012

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027028
    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-0672, CVE-2012-0674
    Date: May 7 2012
    Impact: Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of system information, User access via network
    Version(s): prior to 5.1.1; iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation) and later, iPad, iPad 2
    Description: Two vulnerabilities were reported in Apple iOS. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can spoof the address bar URL...

    Last edited by AplusWebMaster; 2012-05-09 at 13:27.
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    Exclamation OpenOffice v3.4 released

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    Apache OpenOffice v3.4 released
    - http://www.openoffice.org/news/aoo34.html
    8 May 2012 — "The Apache OpenOffice Project today announced the availability of Apache OpenOffice 3.4, the first release of OpenOffice under the governance of the Apache Software Foundation. Apache OpenOffice is the original open source office productivity suite, designed for professional and consumer use... Apache OpenOffice is the leading open source office productivity suite, with more than 100 million users worldwide in home, corporate, government, research, and academic environments, across 15 languages. Apache OpenOffice 3.4 is available for download* free of charge. OpenOffice 3.4 features:
    • word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics, databases, drawing, and mathematical editing applications support for Windows, Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) and Macintosh operating environments
    • native language support for English, Arabic, Czech, German, Spanish, French, Galician, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese
    • improved ODF support, including new ODF 1.2 encryption options and new spreadsheet functions
    • enhanced pivot table support in Calc
    • enhanced graphics, including line caps, shear transformations and native support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
    • improvements in performance and quality
    The complete list of new features, functions, and improvements is available in the Release Notes..."

    * Download: http://download.openoffice.org/

    Release notes: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/...+Release+Notes
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    - https://secunia.com/advisories/46992/
    Release Date: 2012-05-17
    Criticality level: Highly critical
    Impact: System access
    Where: From remote
    CVE Reference(s): CVE-2012-1149, CVE-2012-2149
    Solution: Update to version 3.4.
    Original Advisory:
    http://www.openoffice.org/security/c...2012-1149.html
    http://www.openoffice.org/security/c...2012-2149.html

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027068
    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-1149
    Updated: May 16 2012

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027069
    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-2149
    May 16 2012

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027070
    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-2334
    Date: May 16 2012
    Solution: The vendor has issued a fix (3.4).
    > http://www.openoffice.org/security/c...2012-2334.html

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    Post Apple - multiple updates released

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    Apple Security Update 2012-002 - OS X Lion v10.7.4
    Released for: Mac OS X 10.6.8, Mac OS X Server 10.6.8, OS X Lion v10.7 to v10.7.3, OS X Lion Server v10.7 to v10.7.3
    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5281
    May 09, 2012

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5167

    Related: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS4272

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027054
    CVE Reference: CVE-2012-0649, CVE-2012-0651, CVE-2012-0654, CVE-2012-0655, CVE-2012-0656, CVE-2012-0657, CVE-2012-0658, CVE-2012-0659, CVE-2012-0660, CVE-2012-0661, CVE-2012-0662, CVE-2012-0675
    Date: May 10 2012
    Impact: Disclosure of system information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via local system, User access via network
    Version(s): 10.6.8, 10.7.3
    Solution: The vendor has issued a fix (OS X Lion v10.7.4 and Security Update 2012-002), available from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or Apple's Software Downloads web site at:
    http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/
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    Safari 5.1.7
    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5282
    May 09, 2012

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1531

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271

    - https://secunia.com/advisories/47292/
    Release Date: 2012-05-10
    Criticality level: Highly critical
    CVE Reference(s):
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2011-3046 - 10.0 (HIGH)
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2011-3056 - 7.5 (HIGH)
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2012-0672 - 6.8
    - http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/de...=CVE-2012-0676 - 5.0
    Impact: Security Bypass, Cross Site Scripting, System access
    Where: From remote
    ... vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 5.1.7.
    Solution: Update to version 5.1.7

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027053
    Date: May 10 2012
    Impact: Modification of user information
    Version(s): prior to 5.1.7
    ... The vendor's advisory is available at:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222
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    Apple closes numerous holes in Mac OS X and Safari
    - http://atlas.arbor.net/briefs/
    Severity: Elevated Severity
    Published: Friday, May 11, 2012
    Now that malware authors are paying more attention to the OS X platform, keeping current on updates is going to become more important. This patch also fixes the recent plaintext password leakage issue.
    Analysis: The Flashback trojan infected and still infects a substantial number of OS X systems. Imagine for a moment that they decided to take advantage of one of these security flaws - the password leakage issue with older versions of filevault - and compromised many passwords. Some of those passwords are bound to be re-used elsewhere, which could lead an attacker deeper into an enterprise. Creative and dedicated attackers will use any possible method to further their campaigns. This is just one scenario. Recent events show us that OS X is a viable target for criminals therefore patches need to be deployed in a timely manner to reduce risks.
    Source: http://h-online.com/-1572174

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    Exclamation Apple 2012-003 Security Update for Leopard

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    Apple 2012-003 Security Update for Leopard
    - https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1533
    May 14, 2012

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5271
    "... Out-of-date versions of Adobe Flash Player do not include the latest security updates and will be disabled to help keep your Mac secure. If Safari 5.1.7 or Leopard Security Update 2012-003 detects an out-of-date version of Flash Player on your system, you will see a dialog informing you that Flash Player has been disabled. The dialog provides the option to go directly to Adobe's website, where you can download and install an updated version of Flash Player..."

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

    - http://lists.apple.com/archives/secu.../msg00004.html
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    APPLE-SA-2012-05-14-1 Flashback Removal Security Update
    - http://lists.apple.com/archives/secu.../msg00003.html
    14 May 2012

    - http://support.apple.com/downloads/

    Flashback removal tool - for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    - http://h-online.com/-1575554
    15 May 2012

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    Last edited by AplusWebMaster; 2012-05-15 at 15:11.
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    Exclamation QuickTime v7.7.2 released

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    QuickTime v7.7.2 released
    - https://secunia.com/advisories/47447/
    Release Date: 2012-05-16
    Criticality level: Highly critical
    Impact: System access
    Where: From remote
    CVE Reference: CVE-2011-3458, CVE-2011-3459, CVE-2011-3460, CVE-2012-0265, CVE-2012-0663, CVE-2012-0664, CVE-2012-0665, CVE-2012-0666, CVE-2012-0667, CVE-2012-0668, CVE-2012-0669, CVE-2012-0670, CVE-2012-0671
    ... vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 7.7.2.
    Solution: Update to version 7.7.2.
    Original Advisory: Apple (APPLE-SA-2012-05-15-1):
    http://lists.apple.com/archives/secu.../msg00005.html
    Download:
    - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
    -or-
    Use Apple Software Update.

    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5261
    May 15, 2012

    - http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1027065
    May 16 2012
    Impact: Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
    Version(s): prior to 7.7.2
    Description: Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Apple QuickTime. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.
    A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.
    Only Windows-based systems are affected...

    Last edited by AplusWebMaster; 2012-05-16 at 19:29.
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