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Multiple Vulnerabilities in Adobe Shockwave Player

Disclosed December 17, 2012    No Patch Available
Vendors: Adobe
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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Media Coverage Roundup | BeyondTrust Acquires Blackbird Group

Posted December 12, 2012    Sarah Lieber

Today we announced the acquisition of Blackbird Group, a leader in Windows system management. With this addition, BeyondTrust furthers our vision to simplify IT security operations management, while providing customers much-needed context to improve decision-making to protect against both internal and external security threats. We’re happy to welcome the Blackbird Group! Read the official announcement now….

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December 2012 Patch Tuesday: Oracle Outside In, TrueType, and more

Posted December 11, 2012    Carter Jones

December’s Patch Tuesday brings us a great collection of vulnerabilities, ranging from Oracle Outside In vulnerabilities within Exchange to TrueType vulnerabilities in every version of Windows. It seems like these are the vulnerabilities that just keep giving. Along with these, other bugs were squashed in Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Windows File Handling, DirectPlay, and IP-HTTPS….

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Sumatra PDF Integer Overflow

Disclosed December 9, 2012    Fully Patched
Vendors: SumatraPDF (Krzysztof Kowalczyk)
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
Exploit Availability: Publicly Available
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12 Days of Giveaways Starts Now! Join Our 12 Twitter Days of Christmas!

Posted December 6, 2012    Qui Cao

Say hello to holiday fun and frolic! Starting TODAY, we’re running our 2nd Annual 12 Twitter Days of Christmas campaign! It’s time to celebrate the season of magic and what a better way to do so than with 12 days of giveaways from BeyondTrust? How to Participate in BeyondTrust’s 12 Twitter Days of Christmas: Here’s…

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Opera Web Browser 12.11 WriteAV Vulnerability

Disclosed December 3, 2012    Fully Patched
Vendors: Opera Software
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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MySQL/MariaDB Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

Disclosed December 1, 2012    Partially Patched, Workaround Available, Zeroday
Vendors: Monty Program Ab, Oracle
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
Exploit Availability: Publicly Available
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Retina CS 4.0 and Remedy Ticketing Integration

Posted November 29, 2012    Jerome Diggs

Overview Retina CS enables teams to centrally manage organization-wide IT security and compliance initiatives from a single, web-based console. It provides discovery, prioritization, and remediation of security risks by delivering what matters the most – context. Retina CS is the centerpiece of the BeyondTrust vision of Context Aware Security Intelligence which helps organizations answer the…

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Microsoft SCCM Integration with Retina CS Threat Management Console

Posted November 28, 2012    Jerome Diggs

Overview Retina CS enables teams to centrally manage organization-wide IT security and compliance initiatives from a single, web-based console. It provides discovery, prioritization, and remediation of security risks by delivering what matters the most – context. Retina CS is the centerpiece of the BeyondTrust vision of Context Aware Security Intelligence which helps organizations answer the…

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Adobe Flash Player and Air (APSB12-24) Critical Memory Vulnerabilities – November 2012

Posted November 9, 2012    Jerome Diggs

Nine new audits are being released in our Retina vulnerability scan engine to help customers identify a security vulnerability that can enable an attacker to gain control of a vulnerable system (CVE-2012-5274, CVE-2012-5275, CVE-2012-5276, CVE-2012-5277, CVE-2012-5278, CVE-2012-5279, CVE-2012-5280) These nine new audits have been released with Retina Network Community and the commercial version of Retina…

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