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11.12.2003 - Microsoft Windows Messenger 6.1

View Messenger related news. MSN Messenger is an instant messaging program that lets you send instant messages with cool emoticons, send pictures and other files to your friends, call a phone anywhere in the world from your computer, see when someone is typing a message to you, page a contact's mobile phone, and much more.
Full View / NID: 1710 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

11.12.2003 - Microsoft Tweakomatic

View Microsoft related news. The Tweakomatic is a nifty new utility that writes scripts that allow you to retrieve and/or configure Windows and Internet Explorer settings. So what, you might ask. Well, think about it. Because these are WMI scripts, they can be used to configure settings on remote computers. Need to change something on a remote machine? Then haul out the Tweakomatic. And think about this: because the Tweakomatic writes scripts, you could do something like run these scripts as logon or logoff scripts. In other words, you could quickly, easily, and automatically configure settings on any or all the computers in your organization.
Full View / NID: 1708 / Submitted by: Travis

11.12.2003 - MS03-051: Buffer Overrun in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions Could Allow Code Execution (813360)

View Microsoft-Office related news. This bulletin addresses two new security vulnerabilities in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions, the most serious of which could enable an attacker to run arbitrary code on a user's system.
Full View / NID: 1707 / Submitted by: Travis

11.12.2003 - MS03-050: Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel Could Allow Arbitrary Code to Run (831527)

View Microsoft-Office related news. A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel that could allow malicious code execution. This vulnerability exists because of the method Excel uses to check the spreadsheet before reading the macro instructions. If successfully exploited, an attacker could craft a malicious file that could bypass the macro security model. If an affected spreadsheet was opened, this vulnerability could allow a malicious macro embedded in the file to be executed automatically, regardless of the level at which the macro security is set. The malicious macro could then take the same actions that the user had permissions to carry out, such as adding, changing or deleting data or files, communicating with a web site or formatting the hard drive.
Full View / NID: 1706 / Submitted by: Travis

11.12.2003 - MS03-049: Buffer Overrun in the Workstation Service Could Allow Code Execution (828749)

View Microsoft related news. A security vulnerability exists in the Workstation service that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. This vulnerability results because of an unchecked buffer in the Workstation service.
Full View / NID: 1705 / Submitted by: Travis

11.12.2003 - MS03-048: November 2003 Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer (824145)

View InternetExplorer related news. A number of security issues have been identified in Microsoft® Internet Explorer that could allow an attacker to compromise your Microsoft Windows®-based systems and then take a variety of actions. For example, an attacker could run programs on a computer used to view the attacker's Web site. This vulnerability affects computers that have Microsoft Internet Explorer installed. (You do not have to be using Internet Explorer as your Web browser to be affected by this issue.) You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Full View / NID: 1704 / Submitted by: Travis

11.10.2003 - Move To Block MSfreePC Seen As Attempt To Halt Antitrust Settlement From Benefiting Consumers and Competition

View Linspire related news. SAN DIEGO, CA - November 10, 2003 -- Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) has filed legal papers asking Judge Paul H. Alvarado to reject all anti-trust settlement claims submitted with digital signatures. These actions came after MSfreePC, a service designed to assist consumers filing a claim, announced changes so that 10% of all consumer claims would be directed towards competing open source initiatives. Microsoft has submitted a motion in a California court to block consumers from using digital signatures for claims and reject all claims that have been previously completed.
Full View / NID: 1694 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

11.07.2003 - Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 for Mac OS X

View Microsoft-WMP related news. Enjoy fast and flexible music and video playback with Windows Media Player 9 Series. Over 120 new features including Fast Streaming for instant-on playback, and Mini-player mode make this the best player yet. The latest version for Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, and best experienced with Windows XP!
Full View / NID: 1687 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

11.07.2003 - Microsoft Computer Stops Responding When It Tries to Mount an NTFS Volume in Windows 2000 (820888)

View Microsoft related news. When you restart your computer, you may find that the computer stops responding (hangs) when it tries to mount a volume that is formatted with the NTFS file system. Download this update to resolve the issue. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Full View / NID: 1680 / Submitted by: Travis

11.06.2003 - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Update: Internet Explorer May Unexpectedly Close When You Leave the Pointer on the Text in the DHTML Editor (827057)

View InternetExplorer related news. In the DHTML editor of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (SP1), when the text in the DHTML editor is a link, and the pointer is at the end of the link text, Internet Explorer may unexpectedly close (crash) when you try to exit the page. You may also receive a "General Protection Fault" error message on the Dhtmled.ocx file.
Full View / NID: 1675 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

11.06.2003 - Messenger Service no more!

View Messenger related news. Microsoft is to disable Windows Messenger service and activate Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) by default on XP boxes, in a move to better shield Windows PCs against hostile attack. It would seem that the company doesn't even like thier own product.
Full View / NID: 1670 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

11.05.2003 - KooBox for Kids Offers a Safe, Appealing Computing Environment for Children

View Linspire related news. SAN DIEGO, November 5, 2003 -- Inc. unveiled today the KooBox for Kids (, an all-in-one computer solution starting at $489 designed especially for children by providing unsurpassed Internet safety and affordability, as well as a fun, educational, and welcoming experience for all ages.
Full View / NID: 1666 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

11.05.2003 - Microsoft: Content Management Server 2002 Service Pack 1a (810487)

View Microsoft related news. This download allows existing Microsoft Content Management Server 2002 Enterprise Edition customers to upgrade to MCMS 2002 SP1a, which consists of SP1 fixes, plus new globalization features.
Full View / NID: 1665 / Submitted by: Travis

11.05.2003 - Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Update: Internet Explorer Unexpectedly Quits When You Use It to View a Web Page That Contains VML (826940)

View InternetExplorer related news. This update resolves an issue when you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 to view a Web page that contains Vector Markup Language (VML), Internet Explorer may unexpectedly quit (crash). This problem may occur if a script in the Web page changes the src attribute on a VML image element to a different location.
Full View / NID: 1664 / Submitted by: Travis

11.05.2003 - Outlook 2003 Critical Update: November 11, 2003 (828041)

View Microsoft-Office2003 related news. Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2003. This update fixes a problem that occurs when you try to open or to save a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 file, a Microsoft Office Word 2003 file, or a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 file that includes an OfficeArt shape that was previously modified and saved in an earlier version of Microsoft Office. When a PowerPoint 2003 file, a Word 2003 file, or a Excel 2003 file is opened in an earlier version of Office, empty "complex" properties may be introduced into the file and a bit may be changed in the file record that describes these properties. Earlier version of Office will ignore this bit value but when this bit value is detected in Office 2003, you may experience the following symptoms:
Full View / NID: 1658 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

11.01.2003 - Outlook 2003 Add-in: Video Email,Personal Folders Backup

View Microsoft-Office2003 related news. Microsoft had issued two add-in softwares : Video Email and Personal Folders Backup for public download.
Full View / NID: 1642 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

10.31.2003 - Wireless Update Rollup Package for Windows XP (826942)

View Microsoft-WindowsXP related news. This update provides support for Wireless Protected Access, a new standards-based wireless security solution developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance. WPA is intended to replace the existing Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) standard, offering much more robust methods of encryption and authentication and resulting in a new level of protection for customers taking advantage of the wireless features of Windows XP.
Full View / NID: 1639 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

10.30.2003 - OpenBSD 3.4 Officially Released

View OpenBSD related news. The OpenBSD project produces a freely available, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our goals place emphasis on correctness, security, standardization, and portability. OpenBSD supports binary emulation of most binaries from SVR4 (Solaris), FreeBSD, Linux, BSDI, SunOS, and HPUX.
Full View / NID: 1631 / Submitted by: Travis

10.30.2003 - MS03-045: Buffer Overrun in the ListBox and in the ComboBox Control Could Allow Code Execution (824141) Re-released

View Microsoft related news. A vulnerability exists because the ListBox control and the ComboBox control both call a function, which is located in the User32.dll file, that contains a buffer overrun. The function does not correctly validate the parameters that are sent from a specially-crafted Windows message. Windows messages provide a way for interactive processes to react to user events (for example, keystrokes or mouse movements) and to communicate with other interactive processes. A security vulnerability exists because the function that provides the list of accessibility options to the user does not correctly validate Windows messages that are sent to it.
Full View / NID: 1627 / Submitted by: Travis

10.30.2003 - MS03-043: Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service Could Allow Code Execution (828035) Re-released

View Microsoft related news. A security vulnerability exists in the Messenger Service that could allow arbitrary code execution on an affected system. The vulnerability results because the Messenger Service does not properly validate the length of a message before passing it to the allocated buffer.
Full View / NID: 1626 / Submitted by: Travis
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