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Firefox released

Published: 2007-02-23
Last Updated: 2007-02-23 21:32:19 UTC
by Jim Clausing (Version: 3)
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The Mozilla folks have released the long-awaited version of Firefox.  The second link below shows that 7 security issues were fixed.  One rate critical.  Bugs fixed appear to include CVE-2007-1004, CVE-2007-0995, CVE-2007-0981, CVE-2007-0800, CVE-2007-0780, CVE-2007-0779, CVE-2007-0778, CVE-2007-0777, CVE-2007-0776, CVE-2007-0775, CVE-2007-0008, and CVE-2007-0009, among others.  This also fixed the issue with the password manager that was exploited late last year, CVE-2006-6077.  The bookmarklet vulnerability CVE-2007-1084 does NOT appear to have been addressed.

Release Notes:
Security Issues:

Update: As one of our readers pointed out, the Mozilla folks have also released Firefox and SeaMonkey 1.0.8 and a number of the fixes mentioned above apply to these as well.

SeaMonkey security notes:
FF- security notes:
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Botnet with reference to SANS

Published: 2007-02-23
Last Updated: 2007-02-23 14:36:27 UTC
by Jason Lam (Version: 1)
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In a lot of the malware that comes across ISC, the author leave in some kind of signature or message. This week, we have received report of a botnet malware with reference to SANS (hidden in the code), the message is similar to the following,

You better f##k off especially that Johannes Ullrich (jullrich@XXX, XXX-XXX-XXXX) and Kevin Hong (, +XX-X-XX-XXX). I really don't have anything against you, just p##s off alright?

The author of the malware also registered '' (now defunct)

The binary is a Vanbot variant.  At the time of writing, Virustotal has the following to say about the malware.

Antivirus Version Update Result
AntiVir 02.22.2007 BDS/VanBot.AY.6
Authentium 4.93.8 02.23.2007 W32/Trojan.YAZ
Avast 4.7.936.0 02.22.2007 no virus found
AVG 386 02.23.2007 BackDoor.Generic5.CLH
BitDefender 7.2 02.23.2007 no virus found
CAT-QuickHeal 9.00 02.22.2007 Backdoor.VanBot.ay
ClamAV devel-20060426 02.22.2007 no virus found
DrWeb 4.33 02.23.2007 BackDoor.IRC.Sdbot.1125
eSafe 02.23.2007 Win32.VanBot.ay
eTrust-Vet 30.4.3423 02.23.2007 Win32/Nirbot.K
Ewido 4.0 02.22.2007 Backdoor.IRCBot.aab
FileAdvisor 1 02.23.2007 no virus found
Fortinet 02.23.2007 W32/SDBot.H!worm
F-Prot 02.22.2007 W32/Trojan.YAZ
F-Secure 6.70.13030.0 02.23.2007 Backdoor.Win32.VanBot.ay
Ikarus T3.1.0.31 02.22.2007 Backdoor.Win32.VanBot.ay
Kaspersky 02.23.2007 Backdoor.Win32.VanBot.ay
McAfee 4969 02.22.2007 W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.h
Microsoft 1.2204 02.23.2007 no virus found
NOD32v2 2076 02.22.2007 Win32/Vanbot.AY
Norman 5.80.02 02.22.2007 no virus found
Panda 02.23.2007 W32/Sdbot.JWH.worm
Prevx1 V2 02.23.2007 Malware.Trojan.Backdoor.Gen
Sophos 4.14.0 02.21.2007 no virus found
Sunbelt 2.2.907.0 02.22.2007 no virus found
Symantec 10 02.23.2007 W32.Rinbot.B
TheHacker 02.21.2007 no virus found
UNA 1.83 02.22.2007 Backdoor.VanBot.E9CE
VBA32 3.11.2 02.22.2007 Backdoor.Win32.VanBot.ay
VirusBuster 4.3.19:9 02.22.2007 no virus found
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Reminder of our emergency URL

Published: 2007-02-23
Last Updated: 2007-02-23 04:53:15 UTC
by Jason Lam (Version: 1)
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Just like any security minded organization, ISC have done our own emergency preparedness work. In situations where our main website cannot be accessed, we will be turning to alternative location (separate hosting location), 

We suggest you keep this page bookmarked and keep it handy just in case if anything ever happens. If we ever need to broadcast message from our alternative site, the messages would be PGP signed.

Let's hope we never need to use the alternative site...... But we are never really sure.
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