Get Out the Bug Spray: September is the Month of Bugs

Sue Marquette Poremba

Bugs certainly seem to be in the news a lot lately (if you've planned a vacation lately, you had to be worried about bed bugs). And now Abysssec Security Research has kicked off September as its Month of Abysssec Undisclosed Bugs. According to an article in Computerworld, the security researchers plan a month of bug disclosures covering virtually everything commonly used on computer networks.

The Month of Bugs is in its fourth year. In the past, Month of Bugs was focused on one particular type of bug-for example, the first one was Month of Browser Bugs. There have also been a Month of Apple Bugs and Month of PHP Bugs. But according to Abysssec Security Research's blog, this one is a bit different because it is all-encompassing. As the blog states:

Starting on the 1st of September, we will release a collection of zero days, web application vulnerabilities, and detailed binary analysis (and pocs) for recently released advisories by vendors such as Microsoft, Mozilla, Sun, Apple, Adobe, HP, Novel, etc. The 0day collection includes PoCs and Exploits for Microsoft Excel, Internet Explorer,Microsoft codecs, Cpanel and others.

First target: A Linux-based Web-hosting console, cPanel. Bugs affecting Adobe Reader and Adobe Flash were also announced, according to


As the Abysssec blog warns us:

Get your hard-hats on, your VM's and debugging tools organized-it's gonna be a an intensive ride!

I'll be keeping check on this throughout September to see what the Month of Abysssec Undisclosed Bugs finds.

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