There's good news, and there's bad news

Subject: General Tech | November 30, 2005 - 11:48 AM |

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. "

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