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Something fishy about Google Chrome's Safe Browsing API, lab says  08 February 2012 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
From the start, Google's Safe Browsing API was designed to spot malicious web pages so users wouldn't get trapped in them. Google identifies these sites through its own algorithms and user notification.
 
Critical PHP vulnerability being fixed - Update  03 February 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
The PHP developers are working to fix a critical security vulnerability in PHP that they introduced with a recent security patch. The current stable release is affected; however, it is not yet clear whether the questionable patch was also applied to older versions.
 
Mozilla releases Firefox 10 browser with nine security fixes  03 February 2012 
Source: Infosecurity US - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Mozilla has released the latest version of its browser, Firefox 10, with fixes for nine security flaws, including five critical vulnerabilities.
 
Mozilla closes critical holes in Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey  01 February 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Following the release of new versions of its open source Firefox web browser, Thunderbird email client and SeaMonkey suite, Mozilla has detailed the security fixes included in each of the updates. According to the project's Security Center page for Firefox, version 10.0 closes a total of 8 security holes in the browser, 5 of which are rated as "Critical" by Mozilla.
 
Chrome 16 update closes security holes  24 January 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Google has released version 16.0.912.77 of Chrome which closes several security holes in the WebKit-based web browser. The update addresses a total of four vulnerabilities, all of which are rated as "high severity".
 
Critical hole in Apache Struts 2 closed  23 January 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The developers of the Apache Struts 2 Java web framework have released version 2.3.1.2. This closes a critical hole in versions of Struts from 2.0.0 to 2.3.1.1 that allowed for remote command execution. The vulnerability makes it possible for the protection around OGNL, an expression language used for getting and setting properties of Java objects, to be bypassed and arbitrary expressions be evaluated.
 
Apache Tomcat developers advise updates to avoid DoS  18 January 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The Apache Tomcat developers are advising users of the 7.0.x, 6.0.x and 5.5.x branches of the Java servlet and JSP container to update to the latest released versions 7.0.23, 6.0.35 and 5.5.35. Recent investigations revealed inefficiencies in how large numbers of parameters and parameter values were handled by Tomcat.
 
NSA Releases a Security-enhanced Version of Android  17 January 2012 
Source: PC World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The National Security Agency (NSA) has released SE Android, a security-enhanced version of Android, which provides and enforces stricter access-control policies than those found in the popular mobile operating system by default.
 
Linux won't be locked out of Windows 8 PCs, but FUD continues  16 January 2012 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A new draft of Microsoft’s Windows 8 hardware certification specs confirms what we already knew: the new Secure Boot feature won’t lock out Linux on hundreds of millions of new PCs. But Linux backers are demanding the right to hack a new class of devices that doesn’t yet exist.
 
Wireshark 1.4.x and 1.6.x updates close security holes  12 January 2012 
Source: H Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Versions 1.4.11 and 1.6.5 of the open source Wireshark network protocol analyser have been released, fixing bugs and closing holes found in the previous builds. The maintenance and security updates to the cross-platform tool fix several vulnerabilities that could be exploited by an attacker to cause a denial-of-service (DoS) or compromise a victim's system.
 
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