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CA ARCserve Backup Vulnerability

December 11th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

CA has released a Security Notice and software patches to address a vulnerability in ACRserve Backup. This vulnerability is due to insufficient verification of client data. Exploitation of this vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code or crash the LDBserver service.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review the CA Security Notice and apply the appropriate patch to help mitigate the risks.

Adobe PDF Exploit Toolkits Circulating

September 25th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

DarkFiber Consulting is aware of public reports of improved attack toolkits for exploiting vulnerabilities in PDF reader software.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to do the following to help mitigate the risks:

  • Do not open untrusted files or files of unknown origin.
  • Install antivirus software, and keep its virus signature files up to date.
  • Regularly apply software patches and updates as supplied by the vendor.