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Sun, Mar 20, 2005 10:07 pm

Hotfix Utility

Microsoft offers a utility, hotfix.exe, to aid in managing hotfixes, i.e. patch files that correct security vulnerabilities or bugs in the operating system.

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Sun, Mar 20, 2005 8:47 pm

Freeing Disk Space on a Windows System

Microsoft provides the Disk Cleanup tool for freeing disk space on a Windows system. You can also delete the uninstall directories for patches to free additional space.

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Sun, Mar 20, 2005 1:50 pm

Vulnerability Discovered in McAfee AntiVirus

Researchers at Internet Security Systems (ISS) have discovered a flaw in Mcafee's antivirus software that could allow compromise of a system running that software. The flaw affects software using versions of McAfee's antivirus library prior to 4400. Exploitation of the flaw could be achieved by sending a specially crafted LHA file by email or through the download of such a file from a website, or the opening of such a file from a shared folder on a network. The malformed LHA file can cause a stack overflow, potentially providing access to the affected system.

McAfee products affected include the following:

References:
  1. Anti-virus vulnerabilities strike again
    By John Leyden, The Register
    March 18, 2005
  2. McAfee AntiVirus Library Stack Overflow
    Internet Security Systems Protection Advisory
    March 17, 2005

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