Here are some of the most significant bugs from the past week in the BugBlog:
Microsoft will be re-issuing their MS06-015 security patch, which was released on April 11, 2006, to patch some critical security holes in Windows Explorer. Unfortunately, the patch also caused some major compatibility problems with third-party applications, including the Hewlett-Packard Share-to-Web service, Sunbelt Software’s Kerio Personal Firewall, and older drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. The revised patch is being tested. Look for it around April 25.
Oracle has released a critical patch update that fixes security bugs in many of their products, including: Oracle Database 2,3, 8i, 9i and 10; Enterprise Manager, Application Server, Collaboration Suite, E-Business Suite, and PeopleSoft Enterprise Tools. They have also released a password scanner to look for older Oracle applications that may have been installed with well-known default passwords still in place. Find out more at Oracle’s security page.