F-Secure has reported an exploit targeting a vulnerability in the XML-RPC for
PHP 1.x system, which is common in many Wiki systems.
"It's been fairly quiet on the Linux malware front," says the the weblog of
the F-Secure Antivirus Research Team, maintained by the personnel in charge
of analysing virus samples at F-Secure, "but something interesting is going
Like President Clinton didn't say, "It depends on what the meaning of
Stefan Esser reported the same vulnerability in XML-RPC via Secunia back in
"Certain XML tags that are nested in parsed documents are not properly
sanitized before being used in an "eval()" call. This can be exploited to
execute arbitrary PHP code on a vulnerable system," he wrote
The vulnerability, Esser noted, had been reported in versions 1.1.1 and
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies plans on building harddrives using
"perpendicular recording" technology that it says could allow for 1TB desktop
drives and 20GB microdrives. The terabyte milestone is still a ways off,
however, as Hitachi estimates the new drives won't reach consumers until
Currently, harddrives use a recording method that stores magnetic particles
for data in parallel to a disc's surface. Drives using parallel recording can
store about 100 to 120 gigabits per square inch. With the new perpendicular
method, Hitachi claims drives can store 230 gigabits in... (more)
Looks harmless enough, but...
A Microsoft manager's blog posting has apparently led to the news that users
installing Netscape 8 can mess up IE. Although Microsoft has not reported
which versions of IE are affected, the market-leading browser apparently
renders XML files as blank pages--not good--on certain systems when Netscape
8 is installed.
Microsoft has said it will work with Netscape to address this problem.
Microsoft's suggested temporary workaround is simply to uninstall Netscape 8.
Netscape 8 has had a troubled release, introduced only two weeks ago but
already riven w... (more)
GraphOn Corporation, a leading developer of application publishing and
Web-enabling software solutions, announced that it has entered into an OEM
partnership agreement with Urbandale, Iowa-based ACS FIREHOUSE Solutions, a
division of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
ACS FIREHOUSE Solutions is using GraphOn's GO-Global for Windows product to
Web-enable their FIREHOUSE Software, a records management solution for fire
departments and the emergency medical services (EMS) industry. GO-Global
allows FIREHOUSE users to remotely access vital department records from
outlying stations e... (more)
GFI has announced that GFI MailEssentials for Exchange/SMTP, its server-based
anti-spam solution for Exchange and SMTP servers, has achieved the Windows
Server 2003 certification from Microsoft Corp through VeriTest, the testing
division of Lionbridge.
This certification is based on an established technical standard to identify
software applications that are secure and manageable, and that run reliably
on the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems.
The "Certified for Windows Server 2003" certification is conducted on
business-critical applications and it is valued by analy... (more)