Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

Mac OS X Vulnerabilities Fixed

Lest anyone think that I am ignoring the fact that Mac OS X has flaws, too, I’d like to mention that Apple just released updates to both Quicktime and Mac OS X that addressed a total of 43 separate security problems.

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Miscellaneous Tidbits

I have a variety of miscellaneous tidbits to mention, in case you haven’t already heard about them.

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May Security Vulnerabilities

Earlier this week, Microsoft released a couple of patches on its standard monthly schedule. These patches are designed to plug a couple of critical security flaws, including what appears to be a very serious problem with Microsoft Exchange Server.

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Linux Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi on Linux is about to get much better, thanks to the release of an advanced Wi-Fi driver stack to the Linux community under the GPL.

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Follow Up on Windows Server 2003 R2 Schema

The issue I described in my original post regarding upgrading the schema to support Windows Server 2003 R2 as a domain controller is getting more attention.

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Krystal Meyers

I’ve been meaning to write about this young Christian rock artist for a while now, but keep forgetting. Finally, here it is.

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Windows Server 2003 R2 as Member Server

Another interesting thread on the microsoft.public.windows.server.general newsgroup has turned up an issue with running Windows Server 2003 R2 as a member server.

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Thinking About Open Source

Reading about the “Vulnerability Discovery and Remediation Open Source Hardening Project”—a security audit funded by the Department of Homeland Security to regularly review popular open source software (this article has more information)—got me thinking.

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OpenDocument Gets ISO Approval

Mark one up for cross-platform standards: the OpenDocument format, an XML-based file format originally derived from work on OpenOffice.org (and Sun’s StarOffice) has been officially approved as an ISO standard.

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Permissions in the ESX Server MUI

I’m reasonably familiar with Linux/Unix permissions, so this isn’t really hard to understand for me, but I’m going to post this information anyway for those of you that may not be as familiar with Linux/Unix-based permissions and how they affect the ESX Server MUI.

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