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Zune, Acrobat, and Mac OS X: The BugBlog Report 12/4/06

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Here are some of the most significant bugs from the past week in the BugBlog:

You will not be able to install the Microsoft Zune software on a Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005 computer unless you have installed the Rollup Update 2 for the Media Center. Without it, you will get this blunt error message:

Operating System Not Supported

To achieve compatibility, get the update. Also, the Zune software is totally incompatible with both Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002 and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004. If you are using those versions, I guess you can always stick with iTunes.

There is a bug in an ActiveX control for Adobe Reader 7.0.x and Adobe Acrobat 7.0.x that may allow an attacker to crash a computer after opening a corrupt PDF. However, it only affects you if you click on a link within Microsoft Internet Explorer to view a PDF file. Adobe's suggested workaround is to delete the ActiveX control. This means you won't be able to view PDFs from within IE; however, you will still be able to open them in the stand-alone Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Adobe has details on how to delete the file, if you use IE.

The Apple Security Update 2006-007 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 and 10.4.8 includes bug fixes for some bugs in OpenSSL (Secure Socket Layers). These bugs may allow a malicious website to impersonate another trusted site, and may allow an attacker to run code on your computer. Apple rates these as critical bugs.

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About Bruce Kratofil

  • Zune : Let’s be honest if you have MCE2005 and are not running Rollup 2 (that’s been out for 12 months) then there is something wrong with you, and also MCE2004/2002, see my previous statement?