Secunia reports that Piotr Bania has found a vulnerability in Adobe Reader, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user’s system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error when processing PDF files. This can be exploited to cause a heap corruption and may allow execution of arbitrary code when a specially-crafted PDF file is opened.
I reported that Microsoft had planned to release Office Fixes today. It did release office fixes, but the zero-day bug in Word still remains unpatched. eWeek reports that four were pulled citing problems with the quality of the updates.
It had to be coming. As part of its monthly patches release, Microsoft will be releasing eight security bulletins with patches for a several Windows and Office vulnerabilities. These include the patches for Microsoft Word which had remained unpatched last month.
In a startling revelation, Microsoft had filed for two patents covering technology used to organize and read syndicated Web feeds, such as those delivered via the widely used Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, family of formats reports C|Net. This follows Google’s attempt to patent ads in feeds. Filed on June 21, 2005, the first covers “finding and consuming Web subscriptions in a Web browser.
The What’s New page on Gmail lists a new feature being offered by Gmail. Get mail from other accounts Now Gmail can check for the mail you receive at your other email accounts. You can retrieve your mail (new and old) from up to five other email accounts and have them all in Gmail.
Microsoft sure has a lot of running work to do. Just a day after a Zero Day flaw was detected in Word, a new flaw has been detected in Windows Media Player. There is a detailed explanation for it as below: The Windows Media Player library WMVCORE.
Cybernet News got a short tutorial on getting your Windows @Live.com email address. Microsoft will release the same in due course I am sure, but this is the best way to get the email address of your choice!
While I was checking my Gmail today I came across a new button. Earlier, these options were place under the title of “Show Details”. These have all been moved under the Reply button as you can see above.
PC World reports that staffers at Google accidentally sent out e-mail containing a mass mailing worm to about 50,000 members of an e-mail discussion list focused on its Google Video Blog. The worm called W32/[email protected] is better known as the Kama Sutra worm.