Date: 03 August 2012
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The week started off with a smaller, and less dramatic, than expected data release from
Anonymous. Various media reports are not hard to find depending on your Google-Fu,
however this article by Stilgherrian is a good primer.
Speaking of hackers, the Team Poison hacker who had some "lulz" at the expense of Tony
Blair et al. was sentenced to six months jail this week, an unpleasant reminder of
the possible consequences of illegal hacking. The comments section for this story has
some interesting tidbits.
Onto my picks for the top 5 bulletins of the week:
1) ESB-2012.0721 - [Win][UNIX/Linux][RedHat] krb5: Multiple vulnerabilities
2) ESB-2012.0723 - ALERT [Win][UNIX/Linux] krb5: Multiple vulnerabilities
3) ESB-2012.0724 - [Debian] krb5: Multiple vulnerabilities
Kerberos remote code execution and denial of service vulnerabilities have been
addressed by a number of vendors. As a critical part of businesses infrastructure,
successful exploitation could be a serious headache.
4) ASB-2012.0109 - [Win][UNIX/Linux] Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities
As one of the more popular browsers, vulnerabilities with Chrome are worth a mention.
The latest release of Google Chrome includes a particularly large number of fixes,
fifteen to be precise.
5) ESB-2012.0731 - [BlackBerry] BlackBerry PlayBook: Multiple vulnerabilities
BlackBerry have fixed a number of serious vulnerabilities with Adobe Flash Player
that affect the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet software.
That's all folks,