Posts Tagged ‘patch’

Two Security Updates

This patch Tuesday I have 3 updates for this XP box. Two of them seem rather similar yet one is given a title that’s much more obvious than the other. Why is one a “security update” and the other merely an “update”. I’m guessing severity, but I don’t think this is very clear. For the […]

Snoopy’s Relative Redirect Bug

Snoopy is a PHP class that automates many common web browsing functions making it easier to fetch and navigate the web using PHP. It’s pretty handy. I found an interesting bug recently and diagnosed it this afternoon. If you navigate to a 301 or 302 redirect in a subdirectory you can get something like this: […]

Binary Patching

This is by far the best feature in 1.5. This capability allows Firefox to update much quicker (which means more people will keep up to date). This is not only a bandwidth saver, and a way to quickly update, but it’s a security enhancement. It makes staying secure easier and faster, which should translate to […]

SpamAssassin and xbl blacklist

There’s a new blacklist in town. Patch for SpamAssassin bug 2889: =================================================================== RCS file: /cvsroot/spamassassin/spamassassin/rules/,v retrieving revision 1.38 diff -r1.38 148a149,153 > # XBL is the Spamhaus Block List: > header RCVD_IN_SBL eval:check_rbl_txt(‘xbl’, ‘’) > describe RCVD_IN_SBL Received via an exploit in Spamhaus Block List > tflags RCVD_IN_SBL net > Go Me! Simple […]