There's good news, and there's bad news
Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2005 - 11:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
First, the bad news. CNet is reporting on a flaw in PERL which could lead to an attacker getting control over a server. Not only that, but Java has been patched, and so has OS-X. On the other hand, chances are that all 3 vulnerabilities won't be affecting you, and also Mozilla 1.5 is out!
"Dyad Security on Tuesday warned of a so-called "format string vulnerability" in Webmin, a
Web-based administration utility written in Perl. An attacker could gain complete control over a
server running the vulnerable software by exploiting this "new class" of flaw, the security
research company said in an advisory.
"If remote code execution is successful, it would lead to a full remote root compromise in a
standard configuration," according to the advisory. "
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
&tag=nl.e433" TARGET="_blank">Sun plugs serious holes in Java @ CNET
lert" TARGET="_blank">Apple releases OS X security patches @ CNET
TARGET="_blank">"Moving a Beginner to Linux" @ XYZ Computing
TARGET="_blank">Installing Microsoft Windows XP for beginners @ A1 Electronics
one of ten Intel dual core bundles @ HEXUS
TARGET="_blank">Reason Why Vendors Don't Sell AMD Products @ CoolTechZone.com
TARGET="_blank">ASUS Delays AGEIA PhysX Expansion Card @ CoolTechZone.com
released May 9, 2006 @ DataFuse.net
Butler 4012 VOIP/Dect phone @ Rbmods
Updated @ TweakGuides.com