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09.03.2003 - Messenger Helper 2.60 Build 30815



View Messenger related news. This program is absolutely free to use so give it a try! MSN Messenger has no history features. That is why a logging option was added in Messenger Helper. Using this feature, every instant message conversation you can have can be saved on your hard disk automatic. You can read the log records anytime you like.
Full View / NID: 1217 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

09.03.2003 - MS03-036: Buffer Overrun in WordPerfect Converter Could Allow Code Execution (827103)



View Microsoft-Office related news. There is a flaw in the way that the Microsoft WordPerfect converter handles Corel® WordPerfect documents. A security vulnerability results because the converter does not correctly validate certain parameters when it opens a WordPerfect document, which results in an unchecked buffer. As a result, an attacker could craft a malicious WordPerfect document that could allow code of their choice to be executed if an application that used the WordPerfect converter opened the document. Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint (which are part of the Office suite), FrontPage (which is available as part of the Office suite or separately), Publisher, and Microsoft Works Suite can all use the Microsoft Office WordPerfect converter.
Full View / NID: 1216 / Submitted by: Travis

09.03.2003 - MS03-034: Flaw in NetBIOS Could Lead to Information Disclosure (824105)



View Microsoft related news. A security issue has been identified in Microsoft® Windows® that could allow an attacker to see information in your computer’s memory over a network. 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: 1215 / Submitted by: Travis

09.03.2003 - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-035: Flaw in Microsoft Word Could Enable Macros to Run Automatically (827653)



View Microsoft-Office related news. A vulnerability exists because it is possible for an attacker to craft a malicious document that will bypass the macro security model. If the document was opened, this flaw could allow a malicious macro embedded in the document to be executed automatically, regardless of the level at which macro security is set. The malicious macro could 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: 1214 / Submitted by: Travis

09.03.2003 - PC Club Announces Largest Linux Launch



View Linspire related news. SAN DIEGO --September 3, 2003 -- Club today announced immediately availability of LindowsOS computers in more than 50 stores making it the largest Linux retail launch in the United States. PC Club is now a Lindows.com licensee giving them the ability to ship the easiest and most affordable Linux pre-installed on certified computer systems LindowsOS 4.0 is available on the Sparx desktop product line featuring Intel processors.
Full View / NID: 1213 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

09.03.2003 - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-038: Unchecked buffer in Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer Could Allow Code Execution (827104)



View Microsoft-Office related news. A vulnerability exists because of a flaw in the way that Snapshot Viewer validates parameters. Because the parameters are not correctly checked, a buffer overrun can occur, which could allow an attacker to execute the code of their choice in the security context of the logged-on user.
Full View / NID: 1212 / Submitted by: Travis

09.03.2003 - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-037: Flaw in Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Arbitrary Code Execution (822715)



View Microsoft-Office related news. A flaw exists in the way VBA checks document properties passed to it when a document is opened by the host application. A buffer overrun exists which if exploited successfully could allow an attacker to execute code of their choice in the context of the logged on user.
Full View / NID: 1207 / Submitted by: Travis

09.02.2003 - Messenger 6.1



View Messenger related news. The disputable file, Messenger 6.1 is floating around the net. This is only an updated version of 6.0.602 and nothing more. The file is the same, if you install it, it only asks for repair and or removal of the current 6.0.602. There is however suppose to be a future release of 6.1 associated with MSN 9.0.
Full View / NID: 1200 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

08.29.2003 - Microsoft: Sector Inspector Tool



View Microsoft related news. SecInspect.exe is a command-line diagnostics tool that allows administrators to view the contents of master boot records, boot sectors, and IA64 GUID partition tables. Additional features include creating hex dumps of binary files and backup/restore of sector ranges.
Full View / NID: 1183 / Submitted by: Travis

08.28.2003 - Lindows.com Launches BusinessStation for $169



View Linspire related news. Lindows.com, Inc. today publicly launched the Lindows.com BusinessStation, (www.lindows.com/businessstation) a powerful, low-maintenance computer designed for work terminals, public-access kiosks, in-store information hubs or any number of functions businesses may need to enable web-based communications with customers, employees or back-end systems. The ultra-affordable PCs start at $169 and are virtually indestructible.
Full View / NID: 1181 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

08.20.2003 - MS03-033: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Security Patch(823718)



View Microsoft related news. This is the security patch for Microsoft Data Access Components as described in the MS03-033 : Security Update for Microsoft Data Access Components . A number of security issues have been identified in Microsoft Data Access Components versions 2.5,2.6 and 2.7, that are described in this article. You can help protect your system by installing this patch from Microsoft.
Full View / NID: 1152 / Submitted by: Travis

08.20.2003 - MS03-032: Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer (822925)



View Microsoft 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: 1151 / Submitted by: Travis

08.19.2003 - Messenger 6.1 Released?



View Messenger related news. While running around today, I was able to get a hold of some information and look at some sites. While doing so, I came along a site boo boo which was done last week and still hasn't been fixed. The digital signature on the file, was 6.0.602 same file, same messenger.
Full View / NID: 1145 / Submitted by: Zero_Tolerance

08.14.2003 - Microsoft: Scanning tool for KB 823980 Patch (823980)



View Microsoft related news. Microsoft has released a tool, KB 823980scan.exe, that can be used to scan networks to identify host computers that do not have the 823980 Security Patch (MS03-026) installed. For additional information about the Security Patch (MS03-026), Please review Knowledge Base article 823980 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
Full View / NID: 1135 / Submitted by: Travis

08.13.2003 - Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Security Patch: Flaw in Windows Function Could Allow Denial of Service (823803)



View Microsoft related news. A security issue has been identified that could allow an attacker to cause a computer running Microsoft® Windows® NT 4. 0 to stop responding. 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: 1123 / Submitted by: Travis

08.13.2003 - Microsoft Windows 2000 Patch: Driver Installation Program Does Not Install Device Drivers (822831)



View Microsoft related news. Some driver installation programs don’t work on Windows 2000 (W2K) after you install either Critical Update QFE 813044 or W2K Server SP4. The installation does not succeed and you receive an incorrect error that no drivers are available for the device. The %WINDIR%\Setupapi.log reports there are no compatible drivers for the device. After installation, you may have to restart your computer.
Full View / NID: 1122 / Submitted by: Travis

08.08.2003 - Lindows.com, Inc.'s New KooBox is the World's Most Affordable Computer



View Linspire related news. Lindows.com, Inc. today unveiled its new KooBox, an all-in-one computer system, including a flat-panel LCD monitor, available now for only $449. The KooBox offers users a complete system fulfilling every computing need, at an ultra-low price making it truly the world's most affordable computer.
Full View / NID: 1103 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

08.06.2003 - Microsoft Operations Manager 2000 SP1: Hotfix for Bug (821014)



View Microsoft related news. This release also contains a Hotfix that is required by the updated Windows Operating System Management Pack module (posted May 15, 2003) when used to monitor Windows Server 2003. If you use the Windows Operating System Manage Pack module with Windows Server 2003, this Hotfix must be applied for the reports contained within that Management Pack to work correctly.
Full View / NID: 1100 / Submitted by: Travis

08.06.2003 - Microsoft: Securing Windows 2000 Server



View Microsoft related news. Securing Windows 2000 Server provides customers with comprehensive information and analysis tools to assess security risks specific to Windows 2000 Servers. By using the principles of MSF and MOF, and by applying the lessons of the Security Risk Management Discipline, customers learn how to identify the threats and vulnerabilities that exist within their organization and determine which risks have the greatest potential impact on their domain infrastructure. Recommendations regarding the use of IPSEC filters to fully lock down specific server roles are also provided. In addition, the solution incorporates material on Patch Management, Auditing and Intrusion Detection, and Responding to Incidents from the Windows 2000 Security Operations Guide.
Full View / NID: 1098 / Submitted by: Travis

08.04.2003 - Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8



View Microsoft related news. Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 contains core Data Access components such as the Microsoft SQL Server™ OLE DB provider and ODBC driver.
Full View / NID: 1090 / Submitted by: Travis
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