Here are some of the most significant bugs from the past week in the BugBlog:
Some digital cameras and scanners may create TIFF files that cause errors in Adobe Photoshop CS2. These include Olympus DP70 and Phase One P25 cameras, and Minolta Dimage 5400, SilverFastAI 6, Minolta Scan Multi Pro, or Minolta 5400 scanners. Adobe says that when you try to open them, some Exif metatdata may cause the error message Could not complete your request because of a program error. Fix this by upgrading to Photoshop CS2 9.0.1.
Red Hat has an updated kernel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This fixes a bug that they discovered in the kernel that may allow local users to gain privileges that may extend up to running as root. Note that this is a bug in the Linux kernel itself (covered in the 7/8/06 BugBlog Plus), so other Linux distributions will be issuing patches, too. Get the patch at Red Hat.
I think I missed this while on vacation — the Microsoft Knowledge Base has an article on how to disable or uninstall the pilot version of Microsoft Windows Genuine Advantage. They say that the easiest way is just to install the general release version. (Fit of giggling hits The Bugblog.) If you don't want to do that, they have uninstall steps available at their support page. Note that Microsoft states "Regardless of genuine status, users are not denied access to critical updates. However, users who have not validated their computers as genuine are not able to install other updates such as those for Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 and Microsoft Windows Defender."