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Updates - December 16, 2004

by Brent Welch / December 15, 2004 2:48 PM PST

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Ad-Aware SE1R23 16.12.2004
by roddy32 / December 16, 2004 1:50 AM PST

Newly included definitions:
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BuddyMediaBHO
IEHijacker.GigaSearch
IEHijacker.Startnow.Hyperbar
IEHijacker.SCagent
IEHijacker.TubbyBHO
TopConverting.CrazyWinnings
VX2.DirectRevenue

Updated definitions:
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Adintelligence.AproposToolbar
ADTomi.Yahoostocks
Bargain-Buddy
BrowserAid.Startium
CoolWebSearch +5
Claria
ClickSpring.MediaTickets
DyFuCa.InternetOptimizer +27
EffectiveBrand Toolbar
Elitum.ElitebarBHO
eZulA
Gigatech Superbar
IBIS Toolbar +3
IEHijacker.RealSearcher +3
IEHijacker.SafeSearch +4
IST.Slotch
Prutect
SearchRelevancy +2
Softomate Toolbar
Win32.Dialer.TIBBrowser
WindUpdates +3

This update adds 523 signatures, 27 fingerprints and 6 new families making a total of 36831 signatures in detection.
The MD5 checksum for the defs.ref file is 2243d38fcfd7214b0ae695ab897a18bc

Additional Information
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You can use Webupdate to install the new reference file, or download it manually from:
http://download.lavasoft.de.edgesuite.net/public/defs.zip

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NAV Intelligent Updater
by roddy32 / December 16, 2004 3:23 AM PST

Intelligent Updater:
Virus Definitions created December 16
Virus Definitions released December 16
Norton AntiVirus Corp. Edition:
Defs Version: 61216p
Sequence Number: 39409
Extended Version: 12/16/2004 rev. 16
Total Viruses Detected: 68551

New detections added for this release (2):
Threat Severity Type Discovered
W32.Chepe@mm Category 1 - -
W32.Envid.B@mm Category 1 - -

Threat names changed for this release (1):
hacktool.Unsecure 1.0 to hacktool.Unsecure

Can be downloaded here,
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/defs.download.html

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2nd a
by Brent Welch / December 16, 2004 8:04 AM PST

Downloading update information ...

Downloading PE Malware Detection ...
Several minor fixes and speed improvements.

Downloading Dialer Detection ...
Engine PlugIn for Dialer Detection.

Downloading General Detection ...
Engine PlugIn for Detection of non Win32 malware.

Downloading Base signatures ...
Cumulative signature update including 83982 signatures.

The update process was finished successfully.

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Symantec LiveUpdate
by Donna Buenaventura / December 16, 2004 11:08 AM PST
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.NET Framework 1.1 GDIPLUS.DLL Security Update
by Donna Buenaventura / December 16, 2004 11:33 AM PST
.NET Framework 1.1 GDIPLUS.DLL Security Update

Overview

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running .NET Framework 1.1 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

Quick Info

File Name: NDP1.1-KB830348-X86.exe
Download Size: 1317 KB
Date Published: 12/15/2004
Version: 1.0

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Professional Edition , Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT

Download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2a2cd786-cb0f-4946-9d76-d744683bd270&DisplayLang=en

View the Knowledge Base in http://support.microsoft.com/support/misc/kblookup.asp?ID=830348
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.NET Framework 1.0 GDIPLUS.DLL Security Update
by Donna Buenaventura / December 16, 2004 11:35 AM PST
.NET Framework 1.0 GDIPLUS.DLL Security Update

Overview

A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running .NET Framework 1.0 and gain complete control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft.

Quick Info

File Name: NDP1.0sp2-KB830348-X86-Enu.exe
Download Size: 1118 KB
Date Published: 12/15/2004
Version: 1.0

Download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=69703d1d-2ce3-42da-abf8-353d2121dab0&DisplayLang=en

View the Knowledge Base in http://support.microsoft.com/support/misc/kblookup.asp?ID=830348
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Windows Messenger
by Donna Buenaventura / December 16, 2004 11:41 AM PST
Windows Messenger 5.1

Quick Info

File Name: messenger.msi
Download Size: 6888 KB
Date Published: 12/15/2004
Version: 5.1

Windows Messenger 5.1 has been updated with changes in the following areas:
- Improvements in file transfer functionality for users with multiple network connections (such as configurations involving both wired and wireless network connections or users of VPN connections).
- Improvements in Tablet PC and laptop support. Specifically, this includes improved support for ink as well as improved performance when using power saving features in portable computers such as standby or hibernation.
- Improvements to presence integration with applications, including better presence integration when applications are in full-screen mode (to avoid unwelcome IM interruptions) and also quicker refresh of presence information in applications such as Microsoft Outlook or Windows SharePoint services.
- Improvements to the sign-in process, enabling a quicker sign in.

System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=a8d9eb73-5f8c-4b9a-940f-9157a3b3d774&DisplayLang=en
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Critical Update for Windows XP Service Pack 2
by Brent Welch / December 16, 2004 11:49 AM PST

After you set up Microsoft Windows Firewall in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), you may discover that your computer can be accessed by anyone on the Internet when you use a dial-up connection to connect to the Internet. This problem occurs because of the way that Windows Firewall interprets local subnets when the ?My network (subnet) only? option is used. Windows Firewall is included with Windows XP SP2.

Because of the way that some dialing software configures routing tables, Windows Firewall in Windows XP SP2 can sometimes interpret the whole Internet to be a local subnet. This can let anyone on the Internet access the Windows Firewall exceptions. When the "My network (subnet) only" option is enabled, it is automatically selected for file and print sharing. Therefore, your shared drives can be unexpectedly revealed on the Internet when you use a dial-up connection.

The update was not included or mentioned in the five "important" advisories Microsoft released earlier this week.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=da66a0ac-55ca-4591-b3e6-d78695899141&displaylang=en

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TrojanHunter Ruleset update: 4xx-2004-12-16
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 16, 2004 2:44 PM PST

An updated TrojanHunter ruleset, containing 25481 ruleset entries, is available. This update adds 12 new trojan definitions.

Adware.IBIS.WinTools.105
Adware.Begin2Search.Toolbar.101
Adware.BlazeFind.SearchRelevancy.101
Adware.CrackSpider.103
Adware.CoolWebSearch.134
Adware.CoolWebSearch.135
Adware.ISTBar.223
Adware.Lop.108
Adware.Lop.109
Adware.WindUpdates.SyncroAd.110
ExecuBot.100
Foton.102

Licensed TrojanHunter users can easily update using TrojanHunter's LiveUpdate utility. If you are using the trial version of TrojanHunter, please see http://www.misec.net/trojanhunter/updating/ for instructions on how to update to the latest ruleset.

Aaron Hulett | Trojan Analyst | Mischel Internet Security

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