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07.31.2003 - Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic



View Microsoft related news. The Windows Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. The diagnostic includes a comprehensive set of memory tests. If you are experiencing problems while running Windows, you can use the diagnostic to determine whether the problems are caused by failing hardware, such as RAM or the memory system of your motherboard. Windows Memory Diagnostic is designed to be easy and fast. On most configurations, you can download the diagnostic, read the documentation, run the test and complete the first test pass in less than 30 minutes.
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07.29.2003 - Lindows.com Launches Commercial DVD Player for Desktop Linux Computers



View Linspire related news. Lindows.com, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Lindows DVD player, a DVD playback solution with a fully-licensed decoder that allows commercial DVDs to be played easily and flawlessly on LindowsOS computers. Under LindowsOS 4.0, DVDs are automatically detected and launched by the Lindows DVD player, enhancing the overall movie playback experience. Lindows.com DVD player plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs as well as multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and video streamed over the Internet. Many of the common and uncommon multimedia formats are supported.
Full View / NID: 1071 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

07.24.2003 - Microsoft DirectX 9.0b Redistributable Setup



View Microsoft-DirectX related news. Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX 9.0 includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX 9.0 APIs. This release also resolves an issue with DirectX 9.0 where some multiplayer games or MSN Messenger may not work correctly. A number of minor bugs were also resolved.
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07.23.2003 - Microsoft Advanced Networking Pack for Windows XP (817778)



View Microsoft-WindowsXP related news. The Advanced Networking Pack for Windows XP is a set of platform technologies designed to run on Windows XP SP1 to enable the use and deployment of distributed, peer-to-peer applications based on Internet standards. The update includes a new version of the IPv6 stack, including support for NAT traversal for IPv6 applications. An IPv6 firewall is included to protect the end-user's machine from unsolicited IPv6 traffic, while the peer-to-peer platform makes it simple to write distributed solutions.
Full View / NID: 1053 / Submitted by: Travis

07.23.2003 - Microsoft DirectX 9.0b End-User Runtime Web Based Setup



View Microsoft-DirectX related news. Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX 9.0 includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX 9.0 APIs. This release also resolves an issue with DirectX 9.0 where some multiplayer games or MSN Messenger may not work correctly. A number of minor bugs were also resolved.
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07.23.2003 - MS03-031: Cumulative Patch for Microsoft SQL Server (815495)



View Microsoft-SQL related news. This is a cumulative patch that includes the functionality of all previously released patches for SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000, MSDE 1.0, and MSDE 2000. In addition, it eliminates three newly discovered vulnerabilities.
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07.23.2003 - MS03-030: Unchecked Buffer in DirectX Could Enable System Compromise (819696)



View Microsoft-DirectX related news. DirectX consists of a set of low-level Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that are used by Windows programs for multimedia support. Within DirectX, the DirectShow technology performs client-side audio and video sourcing, manipulation, and rendering. There are two buffer overruns with identical effects in the function used by DirectShow to check parameters in a Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) file. A security vulnerability results because it could be possible for a malicious user to attempt to exploit these flaws and execute code in the security context of the logged-on user.
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07.23.2003 - MS03-029: Flaw in Windows Function Could Allow Denial of Service (823803)



View Microsoft related news. A flaw exists in a Windows NT 4.0 Server file management function that can cause a denial of service vulnerability. The flaw results because the affected function can cause memory that it does not own to be freed when a specially crafted request is passed to it. If the application making the request to the function does not carry out any user input validation and allows the specially crafted request to be passed to the function, the function may free memory that it does not own. As a result, the application passing the request could fail.
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07.23.2003 - Enabling the PIPE_CREATE_INSTANCE flag for non-admin users (823492)



View Microsoft related news. This update helps resolve an issue where named pipes are opened with greater access than specified with MAXIMUM_ALLOWED. Download now to help limit access to MAXIMUM_ALLOWED on amed pipe creation.
Full View / NID: 1048 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

07.22.2003 - Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1: Device Update 2.0



View Microsoft related news. The Microsoft® .NET Framework version 1.1 includes ASP.NET Mobile Controls that enable developers to easily create mobile Web applications. Developers can write and maintain a single application that targets multiple devices. The mobile controls deliver markup language specifically adapted for each browser that accesses the application. ASP.NET Mobile Controls originally shipped in the Microsoft Mobile Internet Toolkit.
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07.22.2003 - Microsoft Money 2004 Deluxe Trial Version



View Microsoft related news. Try out Microsoft Money 2004 Deluxe today! Download a free 60-day trial version of Money 2004 Deluxe and see how easy it is to manage your personal finances. Supports Windows XP, 2000, ME, 98.
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07.22.2003 - Lindows WebStation available: Starting at $169



View Linspire related news. Lindows.com, Inc. launched a new class of computer today with the Lindows WebStation. Available immediately, the WebStation, starting at $169, offers users a value-priced, Internet-ready computer perfect for the family's second computer, business work terminals or public-access kiosks.
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07.21.2003 - Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0 Update for Exchange Server 2003 (329938)



View Microsoft-Exchange related news. This Internet Information Services (IIS 5.0) update corrects an issue that occurs when using Exchange Server 2003 on a clustered system. When Kerberos authentication is enabled an error occurs between IIS 5.0 and the Exchange Server 2003 virtual server's IIS resources. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
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07.16.2003 - Microsoft Tweak UI 2.10.0.0 for Windows XP and Server 2003



View Microsoft-WindowsXP related news. PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience. PowerToys are additional programs that developers work on after a product has been released to manufacturing. They add fun and functionality to the Windows experience.
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07.16.2003 - MSN Messenger 6 Build 6.0.0602



View Messenger related news. Use MSN Messenger to chat with friends and family, share photos, files, and more!
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07.16.2003 - MS03-028: Flaw in ISA Server Error Pages Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting Attack (816456)



View Microsoft related news. ISA Server contains a number of HTML-based error pages that allow the server to respond to a client requesting a Web resource with a customized error. A cross-site scripting vulnerability exists in many of these error pages that are returned by ISA Server under specific error conditions.
Full View / NID: 1022 / Submitted by: Travis

07.16.2003 - MS03-027: Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Could Enable System Compromise (821557)



View Microsoft-WindowsXP related news. The Windows shell is responsible for providing the basic framework of the Windows user interface experience. It is most familiar to users as the Windows desktop. It also provides a variety of other functions to help define the user's computing session, including organizing files and folders, and providing the means to start programs. An unchecked buffer exists in one of the functions used by the Windows shell to extract custom attribute information from certain folders. A security vulnerability results because it is possible for a malicious user to construct an attack that could exploit this flaw and execute code on the user’s system.
Full View / NID: 1021 / Submitted by: Travis

07.16.2003 - MS03-026: Buffer Overrun In RPC Interface Could Allow Code Execution (823980)



View Microsoft related news. There is a vulnerability in the part of RPC that deals with message exchange over TCP/IP. The failure results because of incorrect handling of malformed messages. This particular vulnerability affects a Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) interface with RPC, which listens on TCP/IP port 135. This interface handles DCOM object activation requests that are sent by client machines (such as Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths) to the server. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability would be able to run code with Local System privileges on an affected system. The attacker would be able to take any action on the system, including installing programs, viewing changing or deleting data, or creating new accounts with full privileges.
Full View / NID: 1020 / Submitted by: Travis

07.16.2003 - Microsoft Plus! Digital Media Edition Update 2 (July 2003)



View Microsoft-WMP related news. This update fixes minor issues with Plus! Audio Converter, Plus! Alarm Clock, Plus! Analog Recorder and Plus! Dancers discovered since the release of Plus! Digital Media Edition. Specifically, this update will help to:
Full View / NID: 1016 / Submitted by: TACKtech Team

07.15.2003 - Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Service Pack 1a



View Microsoft related news. Small Business Server 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) includes updates for the operating system, server applications, and security features that have occurred since the general product availability in April 2001.
Full View / NID: 1011 / Submitted by: Travis
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