BlackBerry Desktop Software contains critical security flaw

RIM has posted a Knowledge Base article describing a critical security flaw within the BlackBerry Desktop Software. The flaw has been confirmed by Secunia, a leading vulnerability intelligence provider. Here’s the problem as described by RIM:

The BlackBerry Desktop Manager includes the Roxio Media Manager for managing media synchronization between the BlackBerry smartphone and the Microsoft Windows computer. The Roxio Media Manager includes a Microsoft ActiveX control used for retrieving and installing application updates. A buffer overflow exists in the DWUpdateService ActiveX control that could potentially be exploited when a user visits a malicious web page that invokes this control.

For instructions on how to determine whether your system has been affected and patch the flaw, follow the link below.

Updating an ActiveX control that the Roxio Media Manager uses (KB16469)

|via BBNews|

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