Monthly Archives: July 2009

Security update available for Adobe Flash (

Summary [1] Critical vulnerabilities have been identified in the current versions of Adobe Flash Player (v9.0.159.0 and v10.0.22.87) for Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems. These vulnerabilities could cause the application to crash and could potentially allow an attacker to … Continue reading

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System Administrator Appreciation Day

It’s *that* time of year again; July 31, 2009 (Last Friday Of July) 10th Annual System Administrator Appreciation Day Friday, July 31, 2009, is the 10th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day. On this special international day, give your System Administrator … Continue reading

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Security update available for Shockwave Player (

Summary [1] Adobe Shockwave Player and earlier versions on Windows leverages a vulnerable version of the Microsoft Active Template Library (ATL) described in Microsoft Security Advisory (973882). This vulnerability could allow an attacker who successfully exploits the vulnerability to … Continue reading

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Collingwood Papal Succession?

After each voting session, ballots are burned. If the vote is inconclusive, a chemical substance is added to the paper to produce black smoke. Billowing from the roof of the Vatican Palace, the smoke is a message to the crowds … Continue reading

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This weeks links (2009-07-27)

Skype to close? eBay says it may have to shut down Skype due to a licensing dispute with the founders of the internet telephony service. The surprise admission puts a cloud over the 40 million active daily users around the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security – Two out-of-band security bulletins (Jul-2009)

Microsoft has notified us of two out-of-band security bulletins with a target release for 10:00 AM Pacific Time next Tuesday, 2009-Jul-28 {4:00 am – AEST (ACT, NSW, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria)}. This will be only the third Microsoft out-of-band security patch … Continue reading

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Zero-day in Adobe Flash player

A quick heads up about this one. It is in the wild, no patch, and low antivirus vendor detection. If you see a machine misbehaving after opening an external Acrobat file, update the AV and scan. (McAfee DAT5684 (2009.07.22) detects … Continue reading

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