Security

Internet Explorer vulnerable in three new ways

Microsoft has released a critical patch for Internet Explorer which addresses three new vulnerabilities. This edition of the Exterminator also includes information and patches from Novell and new virus information from Trend Micro.


Exterminator brings you weekly updates on bug fixes, virus recovery, service release announcements, and security notices for Windows, Novell, Linux, and other systems.

Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-058)
Regarding: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Date Posted: Dec. 13, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This patch from Microsoft includes all previously discovered security vulnerabilities in IE, but more importantly, it fixes three new ones. Two of the three are quite serious: One could trick a user's computer into opening an executable file, while the other could be used to allow an attacker to read files on the user's local system. Microsoft recommends updating your IE immediately.

Novell issues
Regarding: NetWare 5.1, Novell Small Business Suite 5.1
Date Posted: Dec. 14, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This patch from Novell contains fixes for six issues, including syn disgards and SMP communication issues.

Regarding: iChain
Date Posted: Dec. 14, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

Another bundle of fixes from Novell, these are for iChain 2.0, correcting issues that have arisen since the product was released. It contains fixes for 16 individual problems. As usual, Novell does not recommend installing individual files.

Regarding: NetWare 4.11, 4.2, intraNetWare 4.11
Date Posted: Dec. 17, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

It's nice to know Novell is still supporting older versions of its product. Here's an NDS update for NetWare 4.11 and 4.2 servers. It corrects a problem with short-term memory allocation. Support Pack level 9 is preferred, but don't even bother if you're below SP8a.

Virus updates from Trend Micro
Virus/Worm: WORM_GOKAR.A
Posted: Dec. 13, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: TROJ_DANSCHL.A
Posted: Dec. 17, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Stay current on virus information
Have you been keeping up with the latest virus information and patches from Microsoft and Novell? If not, visit the Exterminator archive for past columns with information on bugs and patches you may have missed.

 

Exterminator brings you weekly updates on bug fixes, virus recovery, service release announcements, and security notices for Windows, Novell, Linux, and other systems.

Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS01-058)
Regarding: Microsoft Internet Explorer
Date Posted: Dec. 13, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This patch from Microsoft includes all previously discovered security vulnerabilities in IE, but more importantly, it fixes three new ones. Two of the three are quite serious: One could trick a user's computer into opening an executable file, while the other could be used to allow an attacker to read files on the user's local system. Microsoft recommends updating your IE immediately.

Novell issues
Regarding: NetWare 5.1, Novell Small Business Suite 5.1
Date Posted: Dec. 14, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

This patch from Novell contains fixes for six issues, including syn disgards and SMP communication issues.

Regarding: iChain
Date Posted: Dec. 14, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

Another bundle of fixes from Novell, these are for iChain 2.0, correcting issues that have arisen since the product was released. It contains fixes for 16 individual problems. As usual, Novell does not recommend installing individual files.

Regarding: NetWare 4.11, 4.2, intraNetWare 4.11
Date Posted: Dec. 17, 2001
Patch URL: Click here to download the patch.
Information URL: Click here for more information.

It's nice to know Novell is still supporting older versions of its product. Here's an NDS update for NetWare 4.11 and 4.2 servers. It corrects a problem with short-term memory allocation. Support Pack level 9 is preferred, but don't even bother if you're below SP8a.

Virus updates from Trend Micro
Virus/Worm: WORM_GOKAR.A
Posted: Dec. 13, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Virus/Worm: TROJ_DANSCHL.A
Posted: Dec. 17, 2001
Risk: Low
Information URL: Click here for more information on this virus.

Stay current on virus information
Have you been keeping up with the latest virus information and patches from Microsoft and Novell? If not, visit the Exterminator archive for past columns with information on bugs and patches you may have missed.

 

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