Mozilla has patched two vulnerabilities relating to the way browsers interact with SSL certificates. The flaws, which potentially could permit man-in-the-middle attacks, were disclosed by two researchers, Dan Kaminsky and Moxie Marlinspike, in separate presentations at last week's Black Hat conference in Las Vegas. Marlinspike showed how a heap overflow bug could be exploited to present a specially crafted SSL certificate to the user, while Kaminsky revealed a way to obtain a certificate that would work on a victim site. Users are encouraged to download the latest version of Firefox 3.5. — DK
Vulnerable SSH servers could be compromised to secure private RSA host keys through a new passive attack method that involves the observation of computational faults during the signing process that exposes the private keys, The Hacker News reports.
BleepingComputer reports that widely used 3D computer graphics software suite Blender has been impacted by site outages due to distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been ongoing since the weekend.
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