Date: 17 February 2012
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This week has been busy!
It was Microsoft Patch Day on Tuesday, with 9 bulletins, with about half of these
being rated as critical. Of particular interest is an Administrator compromise due to
vulnerabilities in Windows' Kernel-Mode Drivers and a remote code execution bug in the Windows C Run-Time Library.
In addition, Oracle released 14 security updates for Java, a new version of Chrome was released, as well as new versions for Firefox, Thunderbird, and SeaMonkey AND Adobe
released an update for Shockwave Player and Flash Player.
On top of all that, AusCERT participated in the APCERT drill on Tuesday, where 22 CSIRT teams
from 17 economies tested out their emergency response procedures; a big success all round.
AusCERT's "Security on the Move" goes to Melbourne on the 8th March and "Call for
Papers" for the AusCERT conference closed on 30th January, with papers currently being
reviewed. Notification of accepted tutorials and presentations are due on the 24th
Next week I'm on leave, part of which will involve rocking out at one of the many Sidewaves.
I imagine I'll be dancing something like this.
Until next time - safe surfing,