Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for December 12, 2002


A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.


IDG.net: Microsoft Plugs Eight Holes in Its Java Software 12-Dec-02 08:40:12 ET

Story Highlights:“A serious security flaw in Microsoft Corp.’s virtual machine (VM) found on most Windows PCs could allow an attacker to take over a user’s system…”

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“A fixed version of the software is available. Microsoft’s VM is used for running Java applications on Windows PCs and comes with most Windows and Internet Explorer versions…”

Full Story on IDG.net


The Register: All Bugs Are Created Equal 12-Dec-02 16:06:11 ET

Story Highlights:“Security tools vendor ISS has promised to handle security vulnerabilities affecting open source and Windows platforms the same way following criticism of its premature disclosure of open source security problems…”

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“In recent months, sections of the security community allege that ISS has jumped the gun in releasing information on flaws within a Solaris font daemon, BIND and (most notably) Apache ahead of the widespread availability of a fix. Critics argue ISS acted out of self-promotion rather than the interests of the wider Internet community…”

Full Story on The Register


PCWorld: RealNetworks Readies Patch for Media Player 12-Dec-02 08:47:15 ET

Story Highlights:“RealNetworks has reviewed the code of its media player software and will deliver a patch by Christmas to fix all security flaws it has found…”

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“‘RealNetworks has undertaken a comprehensive review of all of the RealOne Player code to reduce the possibility that any vulnerabilities remain. An update of the RealOne Player that contains identified fixes will be available by December 25,’ RealNetworks said in a statement sent via e-mail…”

Full Story on PCWorld


The Register: Trend Micro Squashes Buffer Overflow Bug 12-Dec-02 12:46:50 ET

Story Highlights:“Trend Micro has issued a fix to address buffer overflow vulnerabilities within popular versions of its anti-virus software packages…”

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“The bug, within the POP3-proxy of PC-cillin and OfficeScan, came to light during evaluations of various antivirus products by Joel Soderberg of Swedish security firm Texonet last month…”

Full Story on The Register


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