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  • Microsoft Kernel Patch Protection should be lauded

    Microsoft Vista's Kernel Patch Protection feature, designed to prevent malicious people from accessing the kernel, deserves praise, but the software giant's actions bear watching. 

  • Exploit code out for MS06-070 flaw

    Microsoft said it is aware of proof-of-concept exploit code for the Windows Workstation service flaw, which was among the vulnerabilities patched this week. 

  • Microsoft to patch critical zero-day flaws in Windows

    Microsoft plans to repair five critical flaws in Windows and a flaw in XML Core Services as part of its monthly patch update next week. 

  • Podcast: The state of Oracle security

    In this edition of Security Wire Weekly, Oracle DBA Jon Emmons gives his observations about Oracle's new critical patch update format. 

  • AOL Security Edition 9.0 vulnerable to attack

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in AOL Security Edition 9.0 to run malicious code on targeted machines. A fix is available. 

  • Oracle DBAs mixed on security progress

    Some DBAs praise Oracle for its revamped patch bulletins, but others say the database giant's patching process still leaves much to be desired. 

  • Symantec patches AntiVirus Corporate Edition flaw

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition and Client Security to overwrite kernel addresses, crash machines and run malicious code. 

  • Oracle fixes 101 flaws

    Attackers could exploit 45 of the 101 flaws remotely without a username or password. Meanwhile, the new CPU offers more detail on the number of flaws patched and their severity. 

  • Security Bytes: Flaws fixed in Bugzilla

    Meanwhile, security holes are also plugged in Cisco's Wireless Location Appliance software and Clam AntiVirus. 

  • Flaw found in Toshiba wireless device driver

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in the Toshiba Bluetooth wireless device driver to cause a denial of service or launch malicious code on victims' machines.