Security

Security news roundup: October 13, 2007

Here is a collection of recent news stories posted on TechRepublic's IT Security blog, which cover vulnerabilities found and patched in Asterix, CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup, the DHCP server in openBSD, and Oracle's quarterly mega-patch.

Here is a collection of recent news stories posted on TechRepublic's IT Security blog, which cover vulnerabilities found and patched in Asterix, CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup, the DHCP server in openBSD, and Oracle's quarterly mega-patch.

A vulnerability in the OpenBSD's DHCP has been patched. This vulnerability could allow attackers on the local network to successfully launch a denial of service attack.

Oracle is set to release updates on Tuesday (October 16) that patches 51 security vulnerabilities across hundreds of products.

CA has released patches for its flagship BrightStor ARCserve Backup backup solution that addresses multiple remotely-exploitable critical vulnerabilities. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service, execute arbitrary code, or take privileged action.

Digium, the developers of Asterix, has released a new version of the telephone system software. This software remedies two vulnerabilities in the voicemail system that can lead to a denial of service or a remote compromise.

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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.