Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tools of the Trade - Nessus 4 Edition

I know it has been a while since I have done a "Tools of the Trade" blog entry...sorry to my faithful readers for the delay.

On to the tools....

On April 9th, Tenable released Nessus 4. This new version boost performance on Windows up to 100%, reduced memory usage and supports XLST transformations of reports.

On April 9th, Sun released VirtualBox 2.2.0. The new release includes a number of performance and feature enhancements, as well as support for the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) specification.

On April 8th, Wireshark 1.0.7 was released. Several bugs have been addressed including security-related bugs in the Profinet, LDAP, and CPHAP dissectors and the Tektronix K12 file format.

On April 7th, Snort 2.8.4 was released. Snort is an open source network intrusion prevention and detection system utilizing a rule-driven language, which combines the benefits of signature, protocol and anomaly based inspection methods. Check the release notes for all the details.

On April 6th, Microsoft released Autoruns 9.41. This utility shows you what programs are configured to run during system bootup or login, and shows you the entries in the order Windows processes them.

On March 25th, OpenSSL 0.9.8k was released. Three moderate security vulnerabilities were addressed in this release. Shining Light Productions has OpenSSL 0.9.8k installs for those running Windows.

On March 24th, Sun Java SE Runtime Environment JRE 6 Update 13 was released. This release contains fixes for one or more security vulnerabilities - Sun Alerts 254569, 254570, 254571, 254608, 254609, 254610, and 254611. Check out the release notes for all the details.

On March 18th, Jon Rose released Deblaze. Deblaze is a remote method enumeration tool for flex servers. It allows pen-testers to perform method enumeration and interrogation against flash remoting end points. Thanks to my friend @ Trustwave Spiderlabs for the heads up on this release.

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