Archive | November 30, 2005

IE exploit still unpatched six months later

Computerworld News: “Attackers targeting unpatched IE bug, Microsoft warns. Microsoft today warned that attackers could exploit a critical unpatched bug in Internet Explorer, first reported in May, and take over a user’s computer.”

“Microsoft Corp. is warning Internet Explorer users to be careful where they browse because attackers are now targeting a critical unpatched bug in the software. If successful, these attackers could possibly use this bug to seize control of a user’s system, the company said.”

“Be careful?” With clever phishing schemes, unicode obfuscation of URIs, DNS poisoning and adware injection, it’s not possible to “be careful.” Just don’t use IE.

Apple Security Update 2005-009, (Wed, Nov 30th)

[SANS Internet Storm Center, InfoCON: green] notes “Published: 2005-11-30,
Last Updated: 2005-11-30 01:45:17 UTC by Bojan Zdrnja (Version: 1) Apple has released a new Security Update, 2005-009. A number of products have been patched, including Apache2, apache_mod_ssl, CoreFoundation, curl, iodbcadmintool, OpenSSL, passwordserver, Safari, sudo and syslog. Security Update 2005-009 may be obtained from the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or from Apple’s Software Downloads web site:”

Get patching!

DLSLUG: Bill Stearns on LVM

Bill McGonigle posts: “The next regular monthly meeting of the DLSLUG will be held: Thursday, December 1st, 7-9 PM at:Dartmouth College, Carson Hall Room L01. All are welcome, free of charge.” Bill Stearns will present LVM – Logical Volume Management.

“Bill Stearns has trained folks on LVM professionally for a nationally-renowned training organization and packages some LVM utilities. He’ll give us the 1.5-hour overview version of what LVM is and how to make it work.”

I noted on a recent install that Fedora Core 4 uses LVM by default. This is a session well worth attending. Bill’s a great presenter and I’ve never failed to pick up some new tips.

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