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IT Security’s Best Kept Secret – Hiding in Plain Sight

Posted January 22, 2013    Mike Puterbaugh

This blog post was first posted on Wired.com on January 22nd, 2013. It can be found, in it’s original formatting, here: http://insights.wired.com/profiles/blogs/it-security-s-best-kept-secret-hiding-in-plain-sight               There’s a reason the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth of a pound a cure” resonates in so many situations – because it’s true….

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IBM WebSphere Application Server Multiple Vulnerabilities

Disclosed January 21, 2013    Fully Patched
Vendors: IBM
Vulnerability Severity: High
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Aloaha PDF Saver Insecure File Permissions

Disclosed January 20, 2013    Fully Patched
Vendors: Aloaha Software
Vulnerability Severity: Medium
Exploit Impact: Elevation of Privilege
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CoolPDF Reader Buffer Overflow

Disclosed January 18, 2013    Zeroday : 645 days
Vendors: CoolPDF Software, Inc
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
Exploit Availability: Publicly Available
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January VEF Participant Wins a Kindle Fire

Posted January 17, 2013    Qui Cao

As you all know, every month we host our Vulnerability Expert Forum (VEF) webinar. This is a time where our experts share valuable insight regarding new vulnerabilities that are discovered and the actions that need to be taken as a result. It’s a quick way to get up to speed on current potential risks to your organization…

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Java/IE 0days Put to Bed

Posted January 14, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

Over the past two days, two actively exploited 0day vulnerabilities got patched. Yesterday, Oracle addressed the 0day in Java, CVE-2013-0422, with an new update, Java 7u11. Today, Microsoft addressed the 0day in Internet Explorer 6-9, CVE-2012-4792, with MS13-008. In addition to fixing the 0day vulnerability, the Java update changes the default security level setting from…

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Java Zero Day Exploit – Java 7 Not the Answer

Posted January 10, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

A new Java zero-day vulnerability has been seen exploiting hundreds of thousands of machines. This 0day has already been incorporated into Cool Exploit Kit and Blackhole, in addition to Nuclear Pack and Redkit. This vulnerability affects Java 7 versions up to and including the current version of Java, 7u10. It should be noted that while…

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Cisco Unified IP Phone System Call Vulnerability

Disclosed January 9, 2013    Fully Patched
Vendors: Cisco
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
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BigAnt IM Message Server Buffer Overflow

Disclosed January 9, 2013    Zeroday : 654 days
Vendors: BigAnt Software
Vulnerability Severity: High
Exploit Impact: Remote Code Execution
Exploit Availability: Publicly Available
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January 2013 Patch Tuesday: Patches, but none for the IE 0day!

Posted January 8, 2013    BeyondTrust Research Team

Happy New Year! Starting off 2013, we’ve got a critical vulnerability within the Windows Print Spooler, and we’re still seeing bugs surface in widely used software like MSXML, the .NET framework, and SSL/TLS. January’s Patch Tuesday greets us with seven patches, addressing 12 vulnerabilities across a spectrum of Microsoft software. Two of these bulletins are…

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