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RIM releases patch for BES PDF security threat (BlackBerry Bytes)


RIM logoRIM released a security patch earlier this week to fix a security vulnerability related to the PDF distiller in the BES’ BlackBerry Attachment Service. If left unchecked, the vulnerability would allow malicious code to be hidden within a PDF attachment to cause memory corruption or execute commands on the BlackBerry.

The security threat affects BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.1 Service Pack 3 (4.1.3) through 4.1 Service Pack 6 (4.1.6) and BlackBerry Professional Software 4.1 Service Pack 4 (4.1.4). BES admins, act now! Click the link below to read RIM’s security advisory.

Vulnerabilities in the PDF distiller of the BlackBerry Attachment Service for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server


BES 4.1.6 Maintenance Release 2 for Exchange and Lotus (BlackBerry Bytes)


bes 416 documentation

Our good friend Ronen over at BerryReview has noticed that whispers of Maintenance Release 2 for BES 4.1 Service Pack 6 have been circling around the RIM partner website, which means it should be available for release fairly soon. We’ll let you know when it’s live, but the meantime, you can read documentation of the changes at the link below.

BES 4.1.6 Maintenance Release 2 Documentation


RIM announces Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 support


Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

RIM today announced support for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, which advances the functionality offered through the Microsoft Live Communications Server 2005. So what’s all the fuss about? Corporate customers running Microsoft OCS 2007 and a BES now have access to the BlackBerry Messenger. If you think that isn’t a big deal, well think again:

Instant messaging and presence on the BlackBerry platform is improving our ability to find members of our mission critical teams that are often mobile, and bring them together quickly into live and interactive meetings, regardless of their locations,” said Gary Bellfield, Information and Communications Technology Manager at Tayside Fire and Rescue. “Mobile access is an essential component of our complete unified communications initiative, and we trust the BlackBerry solution to support our mobile instant messaging capabilities in a highly reliable, secure and intuitive way.

Who knew that IM could help save lives? Support for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 requires BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1.6 or higher, and handsets running BlackBerry OS 4.1 or higher. More information can be found at:


(via RIM)

BES 4.1 Service Pack 6 Maintenance Release 1 (BlackBerry Bytes)


BlackBerry LogoRIM sent out emails last night informing IT Admins that BlackBerry Enterprise Server v4.1 Service Pack 6 Maintenance Release 1 for Microsoft Exchange is now available for download. Admins can head to http://www.blackberry.com/go/serverdownloads to access the software update, documentation, and any additional information.

Unfortunately, at this moment, the SP6 maintenance release doesn’t actually appear on the server downloads page, but expect it to be up by the end of the day.

Looks like RIM made a boo boo and the SP6 maintenance release is actually for Lotus Domino, not Microsoft Exchange! Oops! Oh well, there is a live link for downloads, however. Go nuts, Admins!

Download BES 4.1 SP6 Maintenance Release 1 (Lotus Domino)

Thanks for the heads up, Alex! And the correction, Andy!