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Jun 6, 2007

Vulnerabilities strike more AV firms & Mac

F-Secure and Authentium patch holes, while Samba flaws worry Apple users.

Users of Mac OS X, used to a cosy sense of security, have been warned of possible penetration vectors thanks to a slew of flaws unveiled in the Samba networking system used to connect Macs to Windows systems.

An alert issued by Symantec's DeepSight threat team warned Mac users that even if their systems report being fully patched, fixes for the latest batch of vulnerabilities in Samba, reported in early May, are unlikely to be in place, as Apple has apparently not released updates to the system since 2005. While a default installation of Mac OS X includes Samba version 3.0.10, version 3.0.25 is needed to be safe from the latest flaws.

Details of the Samba buffer-overflow issues are here, and patches can be downloaded here.

F-Secure meanwhile joins a growing roster of AV firms rocked by security flaws in their products in recent months, with four separate vulnerabilities in their products reported in the last few days. The most serious is a buffer overflow while scanning LHA archives, which can result in remote system access - a summary from F-Secure is here, and details from
Secunia are here.

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2 Comment:

CempLuk said...

nice information

Agam said...

kalo aku Macnya hanya tampilannya aja. OK banget :)