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  • 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. 

  • Exploit code targets unpatched PowerPoint flaw

    Microsoft is investigating reports of a new, unpatched flaw attackers could exploit using malicious PowerPoint files. Proof-of-concept exploit code has been released. 

  • Oracle bulletins will rank patches, offer more detail

    Oracle has been criticized in the past for releasing complex security bulletins that are hard to decipher. The streamlined bulletins will be easier to digest, the company says. 

  • Inside MSRC: Public vulnerability disclosures on the rise

    Even though irresponsible publicly disclosed vulnerabilities seem to be on the rise, Microsoft's Christopher Budd discusses how the software giant was able to quickly release a fix for the recent VML flaw, plus offers best practices on how to make su... 

  • Microsoft delivers 10 patches and tool update

    Updated: Microsoft released six critical patches and updated a software tool Tuesday, but a technical problem prevented the company from pushing the fixes out via its automated tools. 

  • Standalone patch management vendors under siege

    McAfee's acquisition of Citidel this week demonstrates that the patch-management niche may be one of the more active battlegrounds for larger vendors with deep pockets. 

  • Patch Tuesday will see the release of 11 security updates

    After a light September, Microsoft said it would release 13 security updates on Tuesday, including ones for Windows and Office.