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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on June 13, 2013

June 12, Softpedia – (International) Linux kernel local privilege escalation exploit modified to work on Android. A previously reported Linux kernel privilege escalation vulnerability has been modified to work on the Android mobile operating system, according to Symantec researchers. Source:

June 12, The H – (International) June updates for Flash and Air close a critical hole. Adobe released a patch that closes a critical vulnerability in all versions of Flash Player and Adobe AIR that can be used to gain control of systems. Source:

June 12, Softpedia – (International) DOS vulnerability affects WordPress 3.5.1. A security researcher identified a denial of service (DOS) vulnerability in WordPress 3.5.1 that may affect other versions as well. Source:

June 12, Softpedia – (International) Gamarue malware downloads malicious components from SourceForge. Trend Micro researchers identified a variant of the Gamarue malware that downloads additional components from a SourceForge project after it infects a target. Source:

June 11, IDG News Service – (International) Microsoft patches critical IE vulnerabilities and actively exploited Office flaw. Microsoft’s most recent Patch Thursday release included updates that close 23 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer (IE), Windows, and Office, including one rated “critical” in all versions of IE 6-10 and an actively exploited Office vulnerability.

June 11, Associated Press – (National) Man linked to Anonymous pleads guilty to hacking. A hacker linked to the group Anonymous, pleaded guilty to intentionally hacking law enforcement Web sites in Utah, California, New York, and Missouri between September 2011 and February 2012, causing him to face prison time and nearly $230,000 in restitution.

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