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  • Oracle patches 36 holes

    Oracle Corp. on Tuesday issued patches for 36 holes in the database management system, application server, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards and PeopleSoft software. 

  • Microsoft DNS server flaw called dangerous

    UPDATE: Microsoft said Sunday that attacks are still limited, but a proof of concept code to exploit the vulnerability is publicly available. 

  • Microsoft investigates new Office zero-day flaws

    On the same day Microsoft released five security updates for Windows and Content Management Server, McAfee reported possible new zero-day flaws in Office. 

  • Oracle to patch 37 flaws

    Database giant Oracle Corp. offered a preview of its April Critical Patch Update (CPU). Fixes are planned for 37 flaws across its product line. 

  • Microsoft releases four critical patch updates

    The security patches Microsoft released Tuesday include four critical fixes for Windows and Content Management Server. One expert described two of the flaws as very wormable. 

  • Symantec fixes 'high-risk' flaw in Enterprise Security Manager

    Attackers could hijack machines from remote locations by exploiting a flaw in Symantec Enterprise Security Manager (ESM). Kaspersky Lab users also have a flaw to deal with. 

  • More Windows patches coming next week

    In a preview of next week's monthly patch release, Microsoft said it plans to issue four more Windows updates on top of the ANI fix it rushed out this week. 

  • Windows ANI patch problems reported

    Some IT administrators are having trouble installing the Windows ANI patch. Meanwhile, the researcher who discovered the flaw said Firefox is also vulnerable. 

  • Microsoft releases patch for Windows ANI flaw

    Security companies are seeing massive attacks against the Windows ANI zero-day flaw, prompting Microsoft to rush out a fix a week before Patch Tuesday. 

  • Flaws haunt protocol tied to national infrastructure

    Also: A weakness is found in Windows settings, Microsoft investigates a new Vista flaw, and flaws are addressed in and Firefox.