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STEAM-CIRT Summary & Trends for March 2008

Monthly Summary and Trends

The STEAM-CIRT saw an increase of 14% in the total number of events reported in March compared to February. Conversely, investigable events decreased of 35% over February. Furthermore, classified incidents decreased by 46%. Compared to the same month last year, classified IT incidents are nearly 86% higher. Overall, the number of accounts compromised via phishing emails has decreased, and much of the decline in events is attributed to this.

In March, the STEAM-CIRT posted to the handler’s log about the following issues:

New Buffer Overflow Vulnerability in CUPS CGI
http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/steam/newsDetail.cfm?NewsID=208

Archive Format Vulnerabilities
http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/steam/newsDetail.cfm?NewsID=207

Posted by William Harshbarger on April 30, 2008, in Handlers Log.