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Oracle lists workarounds following zero-day disclosure

Oracle on Monday acknowledged a still-unpatched database vulnerability for which proof-of-concept code was published by a researcher who thought the hole had been plugged.

In its alert, Oracle advised users to apply workaround measures and configuration changes as noted.

The serious vulnerability, which earned a 7.5 CVSS score, is remotely exploitable without the need for authentication by the attacker and affects 10g and 11g (the most current) versions of Oracle Database. Continue reading Oracle lists workarounds following zero-day disclosure

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Adobe plugs 6 critical holes in Reader

Computerworld – Adobe on Tuesday patched six vulnerabilities in the newest version of its popular Reader PDF viewer, making good on a late-2011 promise when it shipped an emergency update for an older edition.

That update addressed bugs that attackers had exploited with rigged PDF documents emailed to a large number of companies, including major U.S. defense contractors last December, probably as part of an effort to steal confidential information. Researchers found clues in the attack tactics and exploit code that pointed to Chinese hacker involvement. Continue reading Adobe plugs 6 critical holes in Reader