Monday, October 16, 2017

Microsoft Security Updates For October 2017

Microsoft have released security updates for October 2017.

Summary of the updates (filter by inserting 09/13/2017 to the From field and 10/16/2017 to the To field) here.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mozilla Thunderbird Update Available

Mozilla have released an updated version of their Thunderbird email client containing fixes to security vulnerabilities. Some of the fixed vulnerabilities are categorized as critical.

Affected versions:
Mozilla Thunderbird versions earlier than 52.4

Fresh version can be obtained via inbuilt updater or by downloading from the product site.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Symantec Intelligence Report: September 2017

Symantec have published their Intelligence report that sums up the latest threat trends for September 2017.

The report can be viewed here.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

3 Zero-Day Plugin Vulnerabilities Exploited In The Wild

According to security company Wordfence's blog post hackers have been exploiting three zero-days to install backdoors on WordPress sites. The zero-days affect three WordPress plugins which are Appointments, Flickr Gallery and RegistrationMagic-Custom Registration Forms.

Affected versions:
-Appointments earlier than version 2.2.2
-Flickr Gallery earlier than version 1.5.3
-RegistrationMagic-Custom Registration Forms earlier than version 3.7.9.3



More information in the Wordfence blog.

Sites using affected plugins should update to the latest versions available. Also, it's recommended to disable those plugins that are not needed.

New PHP Versions Released

PHP development team has released 7.1.10 and 7.0.24 versions of the PHP scripting language. All PHP users are recommended to upgrade their versions to the latest release of the correspondent branch.

Changelogs:
Version 7.1.10
Version 7.0.24

Friday, September 29, 2017

Updates For Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla have released updates to Firefox browser to address a bunch of security vulnerabilities.

Affected products are:
- Mozilla Firefox earlier than ESR 52.4 (advisory)
- Mozilla Firefox earlier than 56 (advisory)


Fresh version can be obtained via inbuilt updater or by downloading from the product site:
Firefox

New Version Of iCloud For Windows Released

Apple have released version 7.0 of their iCloud client for Windows. New version fixes a bunch of security vulnerabilities.

More information about the security content of iCloud for Windows 7.0 can be read from related security advisory.

Users of old versions should update to the latest one available here.