Security advisory bulletin 973882 (July 28, 2009)

My colleague Feliciano has just made me aware of an extraordinary security bulletin we have just released for a new vulnerability discovered in ATL libraries which could allow remote code execution; here are the information I am aware of so far: Microsoft Security Advisory (973882) English Rilascio straordinario di sicurezza Microsoft del 28 luglio 2009:…

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SharePoint and Office Live? Access forbidden!

I recently came across an odd problem the customer got on his SharePoint server: when the clients had the Office Live add-on installed they were constantly refused with a 403 error. The problem is well described here. If you have this problem, there is a fix for you: 970946. If you do not want to…

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Need a hotfix… then “Fix it!”

Things keep moving and after some discussion (here and here I already expressed my view on the matter), the first KB article with a “Fix it” button to directly download the relevant hotfix has gone live a couple of days ago, check it out: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945402/en-us. Carlo Quote of the day: Committee–a group of men who…

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET 3.5 SP1 available for download

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (exe) This download installs Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. SP1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio and .NET Framework users improvements in…

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WMI warnings 35 and 40 with ASP.NET

Over the past couple of weeks I got to almost identical cases where the customer had the event log on their servers “spammed” by the following messages: Event Type:      Warning Event Source:   WinMgmt Event Category:           None Event ID:           40 Date:                <date> Time:                <time> User:                N/A Computer:        <computername> Description: WMI ADAP was unable to create the…

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Again on public hotfix download

I already touched the subject in a couple of previous posts and replying to direct comments and question I got, and to confirm that we’re doing something (hopefully in the right way ) on this matter I want to highlight this news from Jeff: Migrating hotfixes to MSDN Code Gallery. The essence is that Visual…

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The public/private hotfix debate

Every now and then the question comes back in the limelight: “Why some hotfixes are publicly available to download, but most of the times I have to call CSS to get one?” and “Wouldn’t be easier if we could just download the fix ourselves? At least we would save time, since we’ll get it anyway from…

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Session_OnEnd not firing after applying Windows 2003 Service Pack 2

We very recently discovered a bug in classic ASP (asp.dll) you get installing the Service Pack 2 for Windows 2003; removing the SP2 makes it work again as expected, so this is a regression bug introduced by the service pack itself. Basically with SP2 installed, the Session_OnEnd() method in classic ASP is not fired anymore, thus breaking all…

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