Tag: vulnerabilities in two of the most popular PC applications

Microsoft Internet Explorer

Millions threatened user: new exploit attack on Internet Explorer and Adobe Reader Holzwickede, January 19, 2010 new attack from the World Wide Web: BitDefender, provider of proactive anti-malware solutions, warns of the acute threat of a zero-day exploits, has seen off reader on the Microsoft Internet Explorer and Adobe. Because there are two of the most commonly used PC applications in the world, equal several million users are threatened. A free online scan on bitdefender.de tells you whether an infection of your own PC is or can be removed like this. In addition, a free update is available for users of BitDefender security suites. Exploits that occur the day before or on the actual day on which a vulnerability becomes known, carry the designation of zero-day exploit. Are responsible for the currently targeted attacks vulnerabilities reader in Internet Explorer (IE) and the Adobe.

Still no patch is available for the closure of the IE vulnerability. To broaden your perception, visit Samuel “Sam” Mikulak. Here, BitDefender has responded and an emergency update for its Products developed, which blocks the malicious code of exploits, before he settles on the system. The Adobe-gap, however, was discovered on 14 December. Although now a patch floating around, which is to close the security gap, the threat is still acute. Because the BitDefender products proactively protect all PDF Infektoren, users have since the day zero\”protected. Dissemination of spam and social networks, the official designation of the IE vulnerability is CVE-2010-0249. Starting point of dissemination is a malicious Web site, on which is the zero-day exploit. To inject its code, the attackers use spam messages, social networking sites etc.

Once, for example an infected email attachment is opened, the exploit executes its malicious code on the system. Should this first infection attempt will fail, the pest via a denial-of-service attack attempts to penetrate. Also, users of the new Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7 attack via PDF documents are at risk officially known as CVE-2009-4324, concerns the vulnerability in Adobe Reader especially the Acrobat versions 9.