Archive for October 16, 2007

Oracle issues 51 security fixes

Posted: October 16, 2007 in Tech

Oracle plans to release 51 security fixes across hundreds of its products next week as part of its quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU).

Oracle said the CPU contains 27 fixes for the Oracle Database, five of which may be exploited remotely without the need for a username and password. The fixes address flaws in the core relational database management system, SQL execution, Oracle Database Vault, and advanced queuing.

Oracle added that 11 security fixes plug holes in the Oracle Application Server, seven of which may be remotely exploitable without the need for a username and password. The fixes repair flaws in Oracle HTTP Server, Oracle Portal, Oracle Single Sign-On and Oracle Containers for J2EE.

Nokia begins shipments of 8 GB N95 model

Posted: October 16, 2007 in Tech

Nokia launched a new version of its N95 phone with an 8 GB hard drive, matching the internal capacity of the iPhone.

According to Nokia, the new model also has improved battery life. The current top-end consumer phone from the Finnish giant, the N95 has built-in GPS technology and a five megapixel digital camera.

AOL announced the general release of the 10th Anniversary Edition of the Winamp Media Player, version 5.5 (Winamp.com), a collection of new product features and enhancements that provide users with powerful, high performance tools to manage their personal media across multiple device platforms combined with integrated media discovery capabilities.

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Winamp also delivers a re-designed user interface that integrates these new powerful capabilities with the level of customization and control that Winamp users have come to expect. In recognition of Winamp’s growing international audience, for the first time, the player is fully localizable and will be made available in multiple languages.