Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1607 Oracle puts out 253 fixes and a request to please apply patches NOW!
Better go make a fresh pot of coffee and pull up a seat: Oracle’s put out a bonanza of a patch dump, offering 253 fixes for 76 products.

Of those, 15 are critical, with a Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) score of 9.0 or over. Some allow complete system compromise over HTTP.

In its short-form advisory, Oracle also passed on a “please will you fix these things immediately” message, saying that it’s seeing successful attacks on systems that customers didn’t get around to patching.
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#1608 Linux kernel bugs: we add them in and then take years to get them out
#1607 Oracle puts out 253 fixes and a request to please apply patches NOW!
#1606 Your dynamic IP address is now protected personal data under EU law
#1605 Russian hacker, wanted by FBI, is arrested in Prague, Czechs say
#1604 Flaw in Intel chips could make malware attacks more potent
#1603 LinkedIn says hacking suspect is tied to breach that stole 117M passwords
#1602 Spreading the DDoS disease and selling the cure
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