Foxconn's Hon Hai Precision Industry posted a 19.2 percent year-over-year decline in revenue for the first quarter, with sales likely affected by weak demand for Apple's iPhone 5, according to an analyst.
A not-yet-public U.S. federal court order has apparently halted wire transfers between payments startup Dwolla and the largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox.
Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of the city and ultimately the world.
Just 11 days after issuing an advisory, Microsoft has released a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer 8 that bedeviled the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month.
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Salesforce.com wants to simplify the way mobile users find, access and share files from its Chatter enterprise social networking (ESN) application.
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-1312 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-1313 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-2551 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-1308 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-1306 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-0811 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Microsoft Internet Explorer CVE-2013-1307 Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

A vulnerability was discovered using fuzzing in linux kernels 2.6.37 till 3.8.9. The vulenrability requires the kernel to be compiled with PERF_EVENTS, but unfortunately that seems the case for quite some linux distributions. CentOS even backported the vulnerability to 2.6.32.

Impact is local privilege escalation, and exploit code is readily available.

More information: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2013-2094

Hat tip: James for sending us some pointers to this.

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The U.S. government's effort to close 1,253 of its data centers is falling short of its goal, and agencies haven't been able to track projected cost savings for the initiative, a government auditor told lawmakers.
Google has updated its Go programming language, making it faster and more suitable for multicore processors.
The major U.S. mobile operators are all putting their weight behind a campaign against texting while driving that will include a blitz of advertising and a driving simulator touring the country this summer.
A new feature released Tuesday from children's app maker Kidaptive lets parents track the progress of what their children are learning inside the company's first story and game application.

Malware Protection Engine

Microsoft released security advisory 2846338 indicating that they have update their Malware Protection Engine (used in a varierty of their anti malware products) to fix a vulnerability in said engine where an attacker would be able to execute random code in the context of LocalSytem. Micorosft claims the vulnerability was publicly disclosed as a DoS.

CVE: CVE-2013-1346

ActiveX killbits rollup

Microsoft released security advisory 2820197 describing the addition of killbits for Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator: {0d080d7d-28d2-4f86-bfa1-d582e5ce4867} and SymmetrE and ComfortPoint Open Manager: {29e9b436-dfac-42f9-b209-bd37bafe9317}

IE10 - flash

Microsoft updated security advisory 2755801 to announce the availability of update Adobe Flash libraries. This corresponds with APSB13-14.

CVE-2013-1347 MSHTML Shim Workaround update

Microsoft updated security advisory 2847140 to reflect the release of MS13-08

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Too much infosec regulation undermines security, warns NAB
More prescriptive regulation of the security posture in industry sectors like banking could have the paradoxical impact of reducing security, according to Andrew Dell, head of IT security services at the National Australia Bank. “We have to become much ...

Microsoft today announced that Windows 8.1, the update later this year for Windows 8, will be free to current users of the operating system, confirming analysts' expectations.
Just 11 days after issuing an advisory, Microsoft has released a patch for a bug in Internet Explorer 8 that bedeviled the U.S. Department of Labor earlier this month.
Less than 24 hours before Google kicks off its annual I/O developers confab in San Francisco, Google CEO Larry Page is revealing why his speaking voice is so soft.
Adobe ColdFusion CVE-2013-3336 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began debate on more than 300 amendments to the comprehensive immigration bill, including a number of changes to sections on H-1B visas.
VBulletin 'nodeid' Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability
Capitalizing on apparent demand from customers, NetSuite is adding new capabilities aimed at manufacturers to its cloud-based ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.
Until roughly six years ago, mobile computers and telephones were really separate things. "Mobile computing" meant laptops -- maybe with broadband wireless for some lucky executives. "Telephone" meant communication device. "Convergence" meant putting your cellphone into your computer bag to go through airport security.
Microsoft's Windows 8 app store failed a test touted by a former Microsoft manager and distinguished engineer as a way to determine an ecosystem's relevance.
Adobe has released scheduled security updates for its Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player and ColdFusion products on Tuesday in order to fix many critical vulnerabilities, including one that is already actively exploited by attackers.
BlackBerry's free Messenger service is being expanded to work with iOS and Android devices, the company announced today at its BlackBerry Live event.
The U.S. tech industry added 67,400 jobs in 2012, a 1.1% increase from a year earlier, according to a new report from the TechAmerica Foundation.
IBM InfoSphere Optim Solutions CVE-2013-2956 Unspecified SQL Injection Vulnerabilitiy
Gallery 'key' Values Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability
Gallery Movie Titles Cross Site Scripting Vulnerability

Overview of the May 2013 Microsoft patches and their status.

# Affected Contra Indications - KB Known Exploits Microsoft rating(**) ISC rating(*)
clients servers
MS13-037 The usual monthly MSIE cumulative patch, adding fixes for 11 more vulnerabilities. All but one are use after free vulnerabilities. The odd one is about vbscript allowing read access to JSON data related to another domain.
Replaces MS13-028.

KB 2829530 No publicly known exploits Severity:Critical
Critical Important
MS13-038 The anticipated IE8 fix.
Note that IE9 is listed as affected as well, but it's not given a rating "because the known attack vectors for the vulnerability discussed in this bulletin are blocked in a default configuration."
Note that this is not the cumulatieve IE patch, nor is the fix part of the cumulative patch this month. The bulletin states there is no need to uninstall the MSFT Fix-it released earlier for this vulnerability.

KB 2847204 Publicly discussed and exploit code available. Security advisory 2847140 Severity:Critical
PATCH NOW Important
MS13-039 A vulnerability in the handling of HTTP headers in the HTTP stack allows a Denial of Service.

KB 2829254 No publicly known exploits. Severity:Important
Important Important
MS13-040 Incorrect validation of signed XML files allows for failing to detect changes in said files and an authentication bypass allowing unauthenticated access. The impact of these vulnerabilities high depends on what applications make use of these features.
Replaces MS10-041.

KB 2836440 Microsoft claims the vulnerability CVE-2013-1337 was publicly disclosed. Severity:Important
Important Important
MS13-041 A memory corruption vulnerability allows random code execution in the context of the current user.
Note the lync user level install of Lync 2010 Attendee is only available from the Microsoft Download Center - not via automatic updates.
Replaces MS12-066.

KB 2834695 No publicly known exploits. Severity:Important
Critical Important
MS13-042 A multitude of vulnerabilities in Publisher allow random code execution.
Replaces MS11-091.

KB 2830397 No publicly known exploits Severity:Important
Critical Important
MS13-043 Incorrect handling of shape data in word allows random code execution with the rights of the logged on user.
Note that when word is used to read incoming email messages, it can be affected merely via previewing incoming emailed RTF data!

KB 2830399 No publicly known exploits Severity:Important
Critical Important
MS13-044 A problem in handling XML files that references external files in Visio allows information leak and read access with the rights of the logged-on user.
Replace MS11-060 and MS13-023.

KB 2834692 No publicly known exploits. Severity:Important
Important Important
MS13-045 Windows Writer - part of the Windows Essentials package - is a client to manage blogs. The vulnerability allows overriding proxy settings and overwriting files accessible to the logged-on user.
Windows Essentials

KB 2813707 No publicly known exploits Severity:Important
Critical Important
MS13-046 Multiple vulnerabilities in Kernel Mode Drivers allow privilege escalation.
Replaces MS13-036 and MS13-031.
Kernel Mode Drivers

KB 2840221 No publicly known exploits Severity:Important
Imporant Important
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve.
We appreciate updates
US based customers can call Microsoft for free patch related support on 1-866-PCSAFETY
(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less Urgent: Typically we expect the impact if left unpatched to be not that big a deal in the short term. Do not forget them however.
  • The difference between the client and server rating is based on how you use the affected machine. We take into account the typical client and server deployment in the usage of the machine and the common measures people typically have in place already. Measures we presume are simple best practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
  • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threat for affected systems. The rating does not account for the number of affected systems there are. It is for an affected system in a typical worst-case role.
  • Only the organization itself is in a position to do a full risk analysis involving the presence (or lack of) affected systems, the actually implemented measures, the impact on their operation and the value of the assets involved.
  • All patches released by a vendor are important enough to have a close look if you use the affected systems. There is little incentive for vendors to publicize patches that do not have some form of risk to them.

(**): The exploitability rating we show is the worst of them all due to the too large number of ratings Microsoft assigns to some of the patches.

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Mozilla decided to join the mayhem on Black Tuesday this month and released Firefox and Thunderbird.

This updates to:

  • Firefox 21.0
  • Firefox ESR 17.0.6
  • Thunderbird 17.0.6
  • Thunderbird ESR 17.0.6

Release notes:


Security content o fthe updates:


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A California state court has dismissed a closely watched lawsuit charging that Delta Air Lines failed to comply with state privacy laws for mobile applications
A new survey from the Uptime Institute suggests fatigue is setting in when it comes to making data centers greener, and it may be partly due to overachievers like Google and Microsoft.
Microsoft's Windows 8 update, code-named Windows Blue, will be formally released as Windows 8.1 and will be free for customers who have the new OS installed.
SAP is hoping to win points with professional sports teams by showing how its HANA in-memory database, analytics, mobile software and other technologies can help them make fans happier, find better players and improve their operations.
IBM Lotus Domino CVE-2013-0489 Cross Site Request Forgery Vulnerability
A new cloud version of SAP's Afaria mobile device management software offers IT departments a more convenient way of controlling mobile devices.
The annual BlackBerry Live conference was kicked off Tuesday with the launch of a new 3.1-in. qwerty smartphone, the BlackBerry Q5, that's slated to go on sale this summer in emerging markets, but not in the U.S.
The Android threat landscape is growing in both size and complexity with cybercriminals adopting new distribution methods and building Android-focused malware services, according to a report from Finnish security vendor F-Secure.
A Google competitor that filed a complaint against the search giant said on Tuesday that the company's proposals to address the European Commission's antitrust concerns do no such thing.
A new cloud version of SAP's Afaria mobile device management software offers IT departments a more convenient way of controlling mobile devices.
SAP's HANA Cloud Platform, consisting of the core in-memory database plus application development tools, analytics and integration services, will eventually underpin all of its cloud-based applications, the company said at its Sapphire conference.
Microsoft is upgrading its new Outlook.com webmail service so that its users can communicate with Gmail users via instant messaging.
If you thought Skype messaging was private, think again. The H's associates at heise Security have discovered that Skype/Microsoft analyses all data sent using the service

Associated Press has accused the US government of secretly and illegally obtaining phone records for 20 of the news agency's phone lines

When an organization's data is in the cloud, requests to provide access to it for legal reasons are more complicated.
Google has to remove search suggestions from autocomplete in Germany if the results are offensive, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe ruled Tuesday.
China's reputation for security may have been marred by recent U.S. accusations of state-sponsored hacking but the nation is still a safe place as a tech subcontractor for foreign businesses, according to one of China's largest IT outsourcing vendors.
As officials prepare to gather for the ITU's big, global forum on the Internet, a plea for open minds, understanding and cooperation.
Nvidia's Project Shield handheld gaming device, now called simply Shield, will be available for pre-order on May 20 priced at US$349, though it won't ship to customers until the end of June.
The Developer Garden Code Analyzer enables developers to find security vulnerabilities in their web applications and mobile apps. It supports many different languages and is available in three pricing tiers

Japan's Sharp booked another huge loss on Tuesday, and unveiled its latest turnaround plan, which includes relying on partnerships with Samsung Electronics and Foxconn Technology Group for business, sacking top management, and expanding into new fields such as robotics.
A new crew is taking over the International Space Station after two NASA astronauts and one Russian cosmonaut successfully returned to Earth Monday night.
Nokia's new Lumia 925 phone has an aluminium frame that functions as an antenna, and is lighter and thinner than the Lumia 920, but otherwise offers similar performance to its predecessor.
Dolibarr Multiple Cross Site Scripting Vulnerabilities
Dolibarr 'htdocs/core/lib/barcode.lib.php' Remote Command Injection Vulnerability
Dolibarr 'pays' Parameter SQL Injection Vulnerability
Toshiba's new KiraBook ultrabook offers a sleek, rich look along with high-end components, including a fine display and great speakers. The question is: Can you afford it?
GeSHi CVE-2012-3521 Multiple Local File Include Vulnerabilities
A federal court has modified a protective order to allow disclosure of the court records of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, but ruled that names and other personal identifying information of those involved in his arrest and prosecution should be redacted.
Intel is introducing new ideas to secure the public cloud, offering a service in which online files can be accessed after users are verified by an authentication scheme including face and voice recognition.
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