In its February Critical Patch Update (CPU) released this week, Oracle is patching 21 vulnerabilities across its popular Java SE and Java for Business products. In its release, the company said 19 of the Java flaws affecting the Java Runtime Environment could be exploited remotely in network attacks without needing a username and password. Eight of the patches come with the highest rating on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS). Oracle is "strongly" urging customers to apply the new fixes, as well as previous patches, as soon as possible. – GM
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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