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Some of our favourite sysinternals tools have been updated. TCPview, Autoruns, ProcDump and Disk2vhd have changed. More here http://blogs.technet.com/b/sysinternals/archive/2010/07/22/updates-tcpview-v3-0-autoruns-v10-02-procdump-v1-81-disk2vhd-v1-61.aspx
Firefox 3.6.8 is out. Yes it only seems like yesterday when you installed FF 3.6.7 (it was for me). The release notes say a stability issue has been fixed in this release.

vBulletin vB 3.8.6 vulnerability

Published: 2010-07-23
Last Updated: 2010-07-23 15:43:21 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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When teaching Security Essentials (sec401) we often talk about one of the more useful hacking tools in everyone's arsenal, a browser.  Wielding a browser in the right manner can expose all kinds of interesting information as is the case with vBulletin version 3.8.6. 

vBulletin, used to power online discussion sites has a serious flaw in vB 3.8.6. Browsing to the FAQ page on a vulnerable site and searching for the correct term will disclose the database credentials which can then be used to further compromise the site (http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/512575).  It shows that vulnerabilities do not need to be complex.  It also shows that code review, testing and of course input validation is essential. 

The vendor jumped on the issue quickly and provides a patch on their site.  Later versions of the product that are not vulnerable are also available. There do still seem to be sites up running the vulnerable code.  If yours is one of those, you may want to patch soon.

MH

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LNK by any other name

Published: 2010-07-23
Last Updated: 2010-07-23 15:00:54 UTC
by Mark Hofman (Version: 1)
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In addition to stuxnet which has been using the LNK vulnerability to exploit systems since approximately the 14th of this month (possibly longer) a few researchers have been mentioning that they have encountered additional malware utilising the LNK vulnerability.  eset has a write up here on what they have found - http://blog.eset.com/2010/07/22/new-malicious-lnks-here-we-go  

Until patched expect more. 

MH

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A bit old, however CISCO has updated the November 2009 TLS renegotiation vulnerability with additional vulnerable products and patch information. More details here http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/cisco-sa-20091109-tls.shtml
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