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Security news roundup: October 18

Here is a collection of recent security vulnerabilities and alerts, which include the Opera browser, various vulnerabilities across multiple Avaya products, and a buffer overflow in the popular freeware Irfanview image viewer.

Here's a collection of recent security vulnerabilities and alerts, which include two critical security flaw discovered in the Opera browser, various vulnerabilities across Avaya products, and a buffer overflow in the popular freeware Irfanview image viewer.

Opera Software has released an update that patches two critical security flaw that could be remotely exploited to completely take over a machine.

Download Opera version 9.24, which closes the security holes.

A number of serious vulnerabilities have been discovered across a number of products by Avaya over the last few days, according to heise Security. Users of Avaya products are strongly urged to check if they are vulnerable.

Additional links (From heise Security)

A buffer overflow flaw has been discovered in Irfanview, the popular freeware image viewer. Users are urged to update their installation to version 4.10, which also contain fixes for additional bugs and extensions.

Download Irfanview version 4.10.

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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.

1 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

The adaptation of the Torrent fax network to computers surprised the hackers.They were thrown off their guard.The hacker network looks to be a licensed fax network and it is still using fax files.Every one of their files is virus.They were the 'ghost in the machine' for broadcast and fax engineers.