A Flurry of Security Patches20 January 2006 · Filed in News
Over this past week, a wide collection of vendors have released patches for various vulnerabilities and flaws in their applications. Here’s a quick recap of some of the security patches released this past week.
Symantec/Veritas: Symantec released patches for its NetBackup application (acquired with Veritas) after exploit code was released on the Internet. It does not appear that this flaw also affects the more-popular Backup Exec application.
“Do It Yourself” Trojan Builder: Sunbelt Software claims to have uncovered a do-it-yourself Trojan builder that allows unsophisticated crackers to build applications for identity theft and fraud. Does this signal a new era for the “script kiddie”?
As usual, the activity in software patching is another reminder that we must continue to be vigilant in the construction and maintenance of our networks.Tags: Microsoft · Oracle · Security Previous Post: Tagging Tactics Next Post: What's This All About, Anyway?