Thursday, September 9, 2010

iTunes and Chrome both patched

More fun for system administrators: patch your iTunes and Chrome installations.

Apple patches 13 iTunes security holes | ZDNet
By Ryan Naraine | September 2, 2010, 8:38am PDT

Apple has shipped a new version of its iTunes media player to fix 13 security flaws that cold be exploited to launch attacks against Windows machines.

The patches in the new iTunes 10 covers vulnerabilities in WebKit, the open-source web browser engine.The WebKit vulnerabilities, already patched in Safari, expose Windows users to remote code execution attacks via maliciously crafted Web sites.

The iTunes 10 update is available Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP SP2 or later.

Google Chrome celebrates 2nd birthday with security patches | ZDNet
By Ryan Naraine | September 2, 2010, 10:22am PDT
Google’s Chrome browser is two years old today and the company celebrated the milestone with a new version chock-filled with feature enhancements and security fixes.

The Google Chrome 6.0, available in stable and beta channels for Windows, Mac, and Linux, patches a total of 15 documented security vunerabilities.

As part of its policy of paying researchers for details on serious security problems, Google shelled out more than $4,300 in bounties.

Here’s the skinny on the latest batch of Google Chrome patches: ....

Note: Originally posted Sept 2nd to a different blog in error

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