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Mac and Linux attacks set to rise

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Speaking to consumer PC mag PC Pro, security guru Eugene Kaspersky said that the lukewarm reception of Vista will result in defections to Mac OS and Linux, thus making them more attractive targets for malware writers.

New MacOS and Linux virus found in the wild

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I have just come across some news while reading my daily news fix of a new virus that has been released into the wild that effect the Mac and Linux operating systems This virus is apparently very virulent and quite destructive. It gains entry through a previously unknown kernel flaw that is inherent in all unix type kernels. So far there is no patch available.

Linux Kernel "tcp_v6_syn_recv_soc()" IPv6 Sockets Local DoS Vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been identified in Linux Kernel, which could be exploited by local attackers to cause a denial of service.

Debian, Red Hat patch numerous OpenOffice flaws

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Debian released a patch to fix multiple vulnerabilities in OpenOffice that open up the users' systems to compromise, Secunia reported on Wednesday.

One vulnerability was originally discovered by an anonymous researcher and reported to VeriSign’s iDefense Labs.

iDefense reported that research by Sean Larsson found additional flaws.

KDE Konqueror FTP PASV Response Handling Client-Side Port Scanning Vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been identified in KDE Konqueror, which could be exploited by attackers to gain knowledge of sensitive information.

Two vulnerabilities in KDE BitTorrent client KTorrent

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Version 2.1.2 of the open-source BitTorrent client KTorrent for KDE removes two vulnerabilities. The first one is said to enable an attacker to cause the application to crash. According to the bug report by Ubuntu the vulnerability also allows code to be injected onto a system and executed. The vulnerability is found in the module chunkcounter.cpp and is triggered by large idx values.

WordPress server hacked, downloads rigged with serious flaw

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An unknown cracker broke into a server hosting downloads of the popular WordPress blogging software and rigged the file with a remotely exploitable code execution vulnerability. If you downloaded WordPress 2.1.1 within the past 3-4 days, your files may include a security exploit that was added by a cracker.

Snort no fort, could be mugged by bug

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A flaw in Snort, the popular open-source intrusion detection system, could be used by attackers to run malicious code on vulnerable machines, several security organizations reported yesterday.

Microsoft, Mozilla look into browser flaws

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Microsoft and Mozilla are each working to tackle recently disclosed security flaws in the Internet Explorer and Firefox Web browsers.

New Firefox cookie vulnerability, workaround

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Security researcher/hacker, Michal Zalewski has released a report on a security vulnerability affecting Firefox 2.0.0.1 and possibly earlier versions. The vulnerability could allow a malicious web site to impersonate an authentic one and set a cookie on its behalf. Zalewski recommends this workaround:

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