MS to fix critical Windows holes

By Leigh-Ann Francis
Johannesburg, 11 Aug 2009

MS to fix critical Windows holes

Microsoft will issue fixes for five critical holes affecting Windows and a variety of other software on Patch Tuesday, states CNET News.

The critical holes, which could allow an attacker to remotely run code on a PC and take control of it, affect Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows Client for the Mac, Office 2000, XP and 2003, Microsoft Office Small Business Accounting 2006, Visual Studio .NET 2003, Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 and 2006, and BizTalk Server 2002, according to a Microsoft security advisory.

Four additional vulnerabilities, rated "important," affect Windows and Windows .NET framework and could allow an attacker to remotely execute code, launch a denial-of-service attack or elevate system privileges, the company said.

Mac upgrades Leopard

Apple has released a Mac OS X Leopard upgrade that brings better stability and security to the operating system and improves compatibility with AirPort wireless networks and other Apple technology, reports InformationWeek.

Mac OS X 10.5.8 is available from Apple through the Mac Software Update tool, as well as downloadable from Apple's Web site.

The upgrade includes Safari version 4.0.2, the latest release of Apple's Web browser, which improves accuracy of Safari history search.

Openbravo integrates with Ubuntu

Openbravo has released an integrated business management solution built on top of Ubuntu Server Edition, Openbravo ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription for Ubuntu, says News Album.

This integrated offering combines Openbravo ERP 2.50 and Ubuntu Server Edition, including Openbravo's support on the entire solution, the company said.

Openbravo ERP 2.50 Professional Subscription for Ubuntu is available through Openbravo's partner network.