Virus Warnings from May 2006


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   Amiga
 
   No warnings for May 2006
 
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   Windows
 
    25 May 2006 - New PC Spyware Warnings at the VHT Forum
   Three new spyware warnings have been posted. They are: Spyware.Canary,
   SpyBlocs, and MalwareWipe

    25 May 2006 - Microsoft Security Advisory (919637)
   Vulnerability in Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution
   Microsoft is investigating new public reports of limited "zero-day"
   attacks using a vulnerability in Microsoft Word XP and Microsoft Word 2003
   In order for this attack to be carried out, a user must first open a
   malicious Word document attached to an e-mail or otherwise provided to
   them by an attacker. Microsoft will continue to investigate the public
   reports to help provide additional guidance for customers as necessary.

    15 May 2006 - Microsoft Security Minor Revisions for May 2006
   Two revisions from May 11, 2006 notice, both Critical:
   * MS06-019
   Updated the Frequently Asked Questions section to provide clarification
   around the additional fixes talked about in Microsoft Knowledge Base
   Article 912918
   * MS06-014
   Bulletin updated the following: "Spuninst.exe utility location" located
   in the "Removal Information" for "Windows XP Service Pack 1 with Microsoft
   Data Access Components 2.8 installed" under "Windows XP (all versions)"
   in the "Security Update Information" section. Updated the "Security Update
   Replacement" and "What updates does this release replace?" section in the
   "Frequently asked questions (FAQ) related to this security update"

    15 May 2006 - Microsoft Security Advisory (910550) Update
   Macromedia Security Bulletin: MPSB05-07 Flash Player 7 improper Memory
   Access Vulnerability.

    15 May 2006 - Security Advisory (916208) Update
   Adobe Security Bulletin: APSB06-03 Flash Player Update to Address Security
   Vulnerabilities.

    11 May 2006 - Microsoft Security Summary for May 2006
   Three securtiy updates are available in this bulletin. The first two
   are critical security bulletins.
   * MS06-020
   Vulnerabilities in Macromedia Flash Player from Adobe could allow remote
   code execution (913433)
   * MS06-019
   Vulnerability in Microsoft Exchange could allow remote code execution
   (916803)
   * MS06-018
   Vulnerability in Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator could
   allow Denial of Service (913580)

    09 May 2006 - Use only VHT Recommended AntiSpyware Programs
   Note from the Virus Help Teams:
   Please do NOT install mallware programs like what we make mention
   of, on the VHT Forum. Check out the PC Spyware Help Forum for what not
   to install. In most cases they are dangerous programs that you install.
   Go first to ie. www.google.com, and do a search on the program name, and
   check some of the links that come up, and you will in most cases, see that
   it is mallware or spy programs. If you need an antispyware program, please
   trust only the programs that we recomend at This Link in the forum

    02 May 2006 - MS Security Bulletin Re-Releases MS06-015
   Reason for Revision: This bulletin has been re-released to  advise
   customers that revised versions of the security update are available
   for all products listed in the "Affected Software" section. Customers
   who have already applied the MS06-015 update who are not experiencing
   the problem need take no action. Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical

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   Macintosh
 
   No warnings for May 2006

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   Linux
 
    25 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1074-1
   Debian's May 24 announcement titled "New mpg123 packages fix arbitrary
   code execution" says A. Alejandro Hernandez discovered a vulnerability
   in mpg123. Upgrade your mpg123 packages

    20 May 2006 - Latest Debian Security Advisorys for March 2006
    * DSA 1067-1
   New Linux kernel 2.4.16 packages fix several vulnerabilities
   Several local and remote vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux
   kernel that may lead to a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary
   code. Upgrade your kernel package immediately and reboot the machine
    * DSA 1066-1
   New phpbb2 packages fix execution of arbitrary web script code
   It was discovered that phpbb2, a web based bulletin board, does
   insufficiently sanitise values passed to the "Font Colour 3" setting.
   Upgrade your phpbb2 package
    * DSA 1065-1
   New hostapd packages fix denial of service
   Matteo Rosi and Leonardo Maccari discovered that hostapd, a wifi network
   authenticator daemon, performs insufficient boundary checks on a key
   length value. Upgrade your hostapd package

    15 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1056-1
   Debian's May 15th announcement titled "New webcalendar packages fix
   information leak" says David Maciejak noticed that webcalendar, returns
   different error messages on login attempts for an invalid password and
   a non-existing user. Upgrade your webcalendar package.

    11 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1055-1
   Debian's May 11th announcement titled "New Mozilla Firefox packages fix
   arbitrary code execution" says Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott described
   crashes of Mozilla due to the use of a deleted controller context.
   Upgrade your Mozilla Firefox packages.

    09 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1054-1
   Debian's May 9th announcement titled "New TIFF packages fix denial of
   service and arbitrary code execution" says Tavis Ormandy discovered
   several vulnerabilities in the TIFF library. Upgrade libtiff packages

    09 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1053-1
   Debian's May 9th announcement titled "New Mozilla packages fix arbitrary
   code execution" says Martijn Wargers and Nick Mott described crashes of
   Mozilla due to the use of a deleted controller context. Upgrade your
   mozilla packages.

    03 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1050-1
   Debian's May 3 announcement titled "New ClamAV packages fix denial of
   service or arbitrary code execution" says Ulf Hdrnhammar and an anonymous
   researcher from Germany discovered a vulnerability in the protocol code
   of freshclam.Upgrade your clamav packages.

    02 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1049-1
   Debian's May 2  announcement titled "New Ethereal packages fix several
   vulnerabilities" says Gerald Combs reported several vulnerabilities in
   ethereal. Upgrade your ethereal packages.

    02 May 2006 - Debian Security Advisory: DSA 1048-1
   Debian's May 1  announcement titled "New Asterisk packages fix arbitrary
   code execution" says everal problems have been discovered in Asterisk.
   Upgrade your asterisk package.

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