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Apr
29
2011

New Security Update Available for WordPress

The WordPress development team has released version 3.1.2 of the popular blogging platform in order to address a privilege escalation issue affecting post publishing.

According to the release announcement, the flaw allowed Contributor-level users to improperly publish posts.

The security hole was located in press-this.php and was resolved by beginning to validate the post status against the user’s capabilities. WordPress developer and security team member Andrew Nacin together with a user named Benjamin Balter are credited with identifying the flaw. “We suggest you update to 3.1.2 promptly, especially if you allow users to register as contributors or if you have untrusted users,” the WordPress development team advises. The release also addresses several bugs that didn’t make it into WordPress 3.1.1 released less than a month ago, on April 6. These include fixing the user query ordering by post count for cases when the database table prefix is not the standard wp_, fixing tag queries which were broken in 3.1.1, preventing over-escaping of post titles when using Quick Edit for pages and ensuring Walker_PageDropdown filters titles correctly.

Apr
29
2011

Google Chrome 11 Fixes Flurry of Vulnerabilities

Google has released version 11.0.696.57 of its Google browser which addresses a large number of vulnerabilities and sets a new record for the amount of money paid to security researchers as reward in a single update. A total number of 27 vulnerabilities were patched in this release, 18 of which are rated with high severity, 6 with medium and 3 with low.

Regular Chrome security contributors Sergey Glazunov, miaubiz and kuzzcc are credited with discovering three vulnerabilities each which earned them $4,000, $2,000 and $4,000 respectively. The total payout for this release was $16,500, which exceeds the previous records set by Chrome 8.0.552.334 in February when researchers earned $14,500. There were no special $1,337 or $3,133.7 rewards associated with this release, but there were many $1,000, $1,500 and $2,000 ones suggesting that researchers also helped fix the bugs they found. Five of the patched vulnerabilities were discovered by members of the Chromium development community or Google’s own security team. “We would also like to thank miaubiz, kuzzcc, Slawomir Blazek, Drew Yao and Braden Thomas of Apple Product Security and Christian Hollier for working with us during the development cycle and helping prevent bugs from ever reaching the stable channel,” Google added.

Apr
29
2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Officially Released

Ladies and gentlemen, dear Ubuntu users, after three alphas and two beta releases, we are pleased to announce that Ubuntu 11.04 is here, today (April 28th), available on mirrors worldwide (see the download links at the end of the article).

It is our greatest pleasure to introduce you guys to the highlights of Ubuntu 11.04, dubbed Natty Narwhal. It all began on August 17th, 2010, when Mark Shuttleworth announced the Natty Narwhal operating system, the next major release of the popular Ubuntu OS.

Ubuntu 11.04 is also the 14th release of the Ubuntu OS and it will be supported for 18 months on both desktops and servers.

Under the hood of Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal):

· Unity interface; · GNOME 2.32.1; · Linux kernel 2.6.38.3; · X.Org 7.6; · Xorg Server 1.10.1; · Compiz Fusion 0.9.4; · New artwork.

The Ubuntu 11.04 feature tour:

Apr
27
2011

Cracker Angkut Data Pengguna Playstation Network

Jakarta – Kisruh di Playstation Network belum jua berakhir. Bahkan kabar terbaru, serangan cracker berhasil menggondol data-data personal, termasuk detail kartu kredit.

Sony menyatakan bahwa data penting tersebut kemungkinan jatuh ke tangan orang asing, bersamaan dengan serangan cracker ke Playstation Network. Sampai kini, Playstation Network belum dapat difungsikan.

“Kami menemukan antara 17 April dan 19 April 2011, beberapa informasi account user Playstation Network dan layanan Qriocity dibobol dalam hubungannya dengan gangguan ilegal di jaringan kami,” kata Nick Caplin, Head of Communications Playstation.

Apr
27
2011

PlayStation Network Down Due to Intrusion

Sony says the extended PlayStation Network (PSN) downtime is caused by an intrusion into its systems which has prompted a detailed investigation. The PlayStation Network is used by 70 million gamers, many of whom are currently infuriated after being locked out of the service for over three days. “An external intrusion on our system has affected our PlayStation Network and Qriocity services,” Patrick Seybold, Sony’s senior director of corporate communications & social media, announced.

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