Mac Java, JUNOS, and a Samba Exploit

Mac OS X has multiple vulnerabilities in Java. An error in a Java access check could be exploited to add or remove items from a Keychain without prompting the user. This could be achieved by a specially crafted Java packet. This affects Mac OS X versions prior to 10.5. The next issue is in Java 1.4 and J2SE 5.0 that could allow for a denial of service, bypassing security mechanisms, or compromise a users system. Users of Mac OS X systems should update to Java release 6.

A vulnerability in Juniper JUNOS can be exploited to cause a denial of service. This can occur due to an error processing BGP UPDATE messages, and can be triggered by a specially crafted BGP message. Administrators of Juniper devices should apply the vender recommended updates, available at

 The samba_mailslot() vulnerability reported earlier this month now has public exploit code available. Samba 3.0.27a is vulnerable to stack-based buffer overflow when processing “SAMLOGON” domain logon packets. Code is now available to exploit this vulnerability, although it currently only causes a denial of service. Samba 3.0.28 is currently available.