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WordPress maintenance and security updates 3.5.1

It is time to upgrade WordPress to the latest 3.5.1. It is a maintenance and security update.

From the announcement post, this maintenance release addresses 37 bugs with version 3.5, including:

  • Editor: Prevent certain HTML elements from being unexpectedly removed or modified in rare cases.
  • Media: Fix a collection of minor workflow and compatibility issues in the new media manager.
  • Networks: Suggest proper rewrite rules when creating a new network.
  • Prevent scheduled posts from being stripped of certain HTML, such as video embeds, when they are published.
  • Work around some misconfigurations that may have caused some JavaScript in the WordPress admin area to fail.
  • Suppress some warnings that could occur when a plugin misused the database or user APIs.

Additionally: Version 3.5.1 fixes a few security issues:

  • Server-side request forgery (SSRF) and remote port scanning via pingbacks. Fixed by the WordPress security team.
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) via shortcodes and post content. Discovered by Jon Cave of the WordPress security team.
  • Cross-site scripting (XSS) in the external library Plupload. Plupload 1.5.5 was released to address this issue.

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Calibre released 0.9.15

It has new features.

  • Linux MTP driver: Detect devices that have MTP interfaces even if their USB ids are not known
  • Content server: Allow picking a random book by clicking the ‘Random book’ link on the start page. You can also refresh the random book page to get a new random book
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to hide the toolbars in the viewer window (Preferences->Miscellaneous->Show controls in the viewr preferences). You can unhide them by right clicking in the viewer window.
  • Kobo driver: Speedup initial connect by avoiding unnecessary update of series metadata in some situations.
  • Get Books: Allow the store plugins to be dynamically loaded so that future website changes of a store dont require a calibre update to fix Get Books.
  • Wireless driver: Always replace file when resending a previously sent book to the device, even if the title/author have changed.
  • Add PocketBook Pro 912 driver.
  • When creating/exporting epub and mobi files, add the calibre book identifier as a special field in the book’s metadata. This allows third party tools to identify the book record in calibre to which the file belongs.
  • Wireless driver: Add support for using the book uuid as the filename
  • Remove the experimental tag from the subset fonts feature, since there has been only one reported problem (now fixed) with it in the two months since it was released

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Mozilla release Firefox 16.0

I am always surprised by Firefox version number. It is just from 15.0 to 15.0.1. Now, it is Firefox 16.0.

Look at the complete list of bugs fixed by this new version.

Bug ID Summary

  • 761857 Make MOZ_CRASH() stop debuggers on the line containing it (or MOZ_ASSERT) on Linux, not in abort()
  • 761859 mozalloc_abort() should use MOZ_CRASH(), not roll its own crash behavior
  • 761861 Crash with contentEditable, insertParagraph, forwardDelete
  • 753665 shutdown crash in nsWindow::FindTopLevel
  • 770058 Switching main window between active and inactive doesn’t update the title bar active state if disab…
  • 770063 Intermittent test_sandbox.xul | Check number of loaded content types: application/javascript,text/ht…
  • 761872 content/base/test/test_bug518104.html has race between iframe and parent document script
  • 778263 JavaScript Error: “Error selecting word: [Exception… “Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 …
  • 761882 Hook up the WebIDL parser tests to run during make check
  • 761884 LayoutView is causing an infinite loop by making changes within a MozAfterPaint handler
  • 770079 Reload and Bookmark disappear from menu in Nightly on tablet with And. 4.03


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Windows Updates 2012-10

Microsoft monthly Security updates released today.
Only one critical update
Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2742319)

Six important updates

  • Vulnerability in Microsoft Works Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2754670)
  • Vulnerability in HTML Sanitization Component Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2741517)
  • Vulnerabilities in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Parsing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2742321)
  • Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2724197)
  • Vulnerability in Kerberos Could Allow Denial of Service (2743555)
  • Vulnerability in SQL Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2754849)


more details about this update here.

VirtualBox 4.1.22 and VirtualBox 4.2 released

VirtualBox 4.1.22 is the latest maintenance release or VirtualBox 4.1.
There are following changes:
VMM: fixed a potential host crash triggered by shutting down a VM when another VM was running (only affected 32-bit hosts and 64-bit OS X hosts, 4.1 regression, bug #9897)
VMM: fixed a potential host crash under a high guest memory pressure (seen with Windows 8 guests)
VMM: respect RAM preallocation while restoring saved state.
VMM: fixed handling of task gates if VT-x/AMD-V is disabled
Storage: fixed audio CD passthrough for certain media players
USB: don’t crash if a USB device is plugged or unplugged when saving or loading the VM state (SMP guests only)
RTC: fixed a potential corruption of CMOS bank 1
Mac OS X hosts: installer fixes for Leopard (4.1.20 regression)
Windows Additions: fixed memory leak in VBoxTray (bug #10808)
After upgrade my 4.1.20 to 4.1.22, no automatic upgrade from 4.1.22 to 4.2. You have to download the 4.2 manually and install it.
VirtualBox 4.2.0 is released on 2012-09-13. It is a major update, with following new features.
Improved Windows 8 support, in particular many 3D-related fixes
GUI: VM groups (bug #288)
GUI: expert mode for wizards
GUI: allow to alter some settings during runtime
Support for up to 36 network cards, in combination with an ICH9 chipset configuration (bug #8805)
Resource control: added support for limiting network IO bandwidth; see the manual for more information (bug #3653)
Added possibility to start VMs during system boot on Linux, OS X and Solaris; see the manual for more information (bug #950)
Added experimental support for Drag’n’drop from the host to Linux guests. Support for more guests and for guest-to-host is planned. (bug #81)
Added support for parallel port passthrough on Windows hosts
Enhanced API for controlling the guest; please see the SDK reference and API documentation for more information

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Upgrade to WordPress 3.4.2

WordPress 3.4.2 released today. I did a quick upgrade on my WordPress installations.
It is a security update, so, do not wait.
Fix some issues with older browsers in the administration area.
Fix an issue where a theme may not preview correctly, or its screenshot may not be displayed.
Improve plugin compatibility with the visual editor.
Address pagination problems with some category permalink structures.
Avoid errors with both oEmbed providers and trackbacks.
Prevent improperly sized header images from being uploaded.

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VirtualBox 4.1.20 released

I run VirtualBox on my desktop for testing purpose. Sometimes for fun.
As Oracle releases VirtualBox 4.1.20 one week ago. I received the update notice when I double clicked the icon.
Here is the change lists.
VirtualBox 4.1.20 (released 2012-08-20)
This is a maintenance release. The following items were fixed and/or added:
VMM: fixed a crash under rare circumstances for VMs running without hardware virtualization
VMM: fixed a code analysis bug for certain displacement instructions for VMs running without hardware virtualization
VMM: fixed an interpretion bug for TPR read instructions under rare conditions (AMD-V only)
Snapshots: fixed a crash when restoring an old snapshot when powering off a VM (bugs #9604, #10491)
VBoxSVC: be more tolerant against environment variables with strange encodings (bug #8780)
VGA: fixed wrong access check which might cause a crash under certain conditions
NAT: final fix for crashes under rare conditions (bug #10513)
Virtio-net: fixed the problem with receiving of GSO packets in Windows XP guests causing packet loss in host-to-VM transfers
HPET: several fixes (bugs #10170, #10306)
Clipboard: disable the clipboard by default for new VMs
BIOS: the PCI BIOS was not properly detected with the chipset type set to ICH9 (bugs #9301, #10327)
Mac OS X hosts: adaptions to Mountain Lion
Linux Installer: fixes for Gentoo Linux (bug #10642)
Linux guests: fixed mouse integration on Fedora 17 guests (bug #2306)
Linux Additions: compile fixes for RHEL/CentOS 6.3 (bug #10756)
Linux Additions: compile fixes for Linux 3.5-rc1 and Linux 3.6-rc1 (bug #10709)
Solaris host: fixed a guru meditation while allocating large pages (bug #10600)
Solaris host: fixed possible kernel panics while freeing memory
Solaris Installer: fixed missing icon for menu and desktop shortcuts

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