ColdFusion MX 6.1 is vulnerable to a denial of service attack if a malicious user creates a ficticious request containing a large number of form fields. Here's the patch.
Readers may recall from last week's newsletter that a new "adult-oriented" search engine has launched, called Booble. Completely unexpectedly, Google have sent them a cease-and-desist letter:
"We dispute your assertion that your website is a parody... Your website does not comment on the Google website at all; it merely uses the Google look and feel and a similar name for a search engine. Your web site is a pornographic web site."
To which Booble respond: "Booble's web site is an adult search engine, not 'a pornographic site,' as referred to in your letter. In fact, entering the terms "porn" and "sex" in the Google search engine return 98,400,000 hits and 269,000,000 hits, respectively, while entering these same terms in the Booble adult search engine return 268 hits and 291 hits, respectively. Therefore, the Google mark - which has a longstanding association with pornographic terms and material - is obviously not tarnished."
Be interesting to see how this plays out.. I bet Booble won't settle for an X-box....
Warnings are being issued about the rapidly spreading Bagle Windows worm, reports the BBC. The Bagle worm can be spotted in e-mail inboxes as it always has a subject line that reads simply: "Hi". Running the attachment causes it to mail itself to all email addresses it finds on your machine.
DMXzone's ASP.NET premium author, Kevin Marshall, announces free ASP.NET property inspector extensions to work with MX 2004 and MX. The default inspectors have been enhanced to allow easy insertion of validators and event procedures directly from the property inspectors. New inspectors have been added to support .NET controls that don't have property inspectors by default.
They're available for download from his company website, WebXel.