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Saturday, June 15, 2013
Oracle is planning to release a Critical Patch Update on Tuesday that affects multiple versions of Java, and it's another products. According to Oracle's security announcement, the patch addresses 40 different vulnerabilities. All update levels of Java SE 5, 6, and 7 are affected by the flaws, as are all versions of JavaFX. Of the 40 bugs, all but three are remotely exploitable over a network without the need for a username or password. Oracle ranks the severity of its flaws using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), and the top-ranked bug in this particular update rates a 10.0. <more>
Posted by cERTx at 4:48 AM
Apple's iOS 7 brings a number of visual changes, but somehow the lock screen remains leaky. According to Forbes, the iOS7 lock screen can be bypassed thanks to one of the new features in the OS, the Control Center which can be accessed from any screen in iOS, brings shortcuts to four frequently-used apps. By opening up the Control Center, and launching the Calculator app and then launching the Camera app once again through the Control Center in the Calculator screen, anyone can access, delete, email and tweet the pictures in the Camera Roll. All this without having to enter the passcode on the lock screen. The vulnerability is discovered by Jose Rodriguez from Spain living in Tenerife sent the video showing how to bypass the lockscreen on Apple’s beta version of iOS 7 in just a few seconds.<more>
Posted by cERTx at 4:46 AM