Monday, May 22, 2006

IBM Issues Security Patch for Lotus Notes

IBM has announced security patches for Lotus Notes, releases 6.5.4 and 7.0.1.

The patches fix flaws involving the extraction of files from zip archives and with the handling of long web URLs. Further details are available on SearchDomino.com.

VIC CRM users are encouraged update their Notes clients. Instructions are available on IBM's website. Naturally, Cratchit.org customers will be contacted directly, as per their support contracts.



In other news, ZDnet reports that IBM has announced that the next version of Lotus Notes ("Hannover") will support OpenDocument files directly. You will be able to edit your ODF files directly in Notes and take advantage of Notes' superior document management features and share them with people who use OpenOffice.org, StarOffice, KOffice, and other software suites supporting the OpenDocument standard. Happily, you should be able to share with Microsoft Office users as well, but only if they install the OpenDocument Plugin soon to be provided by the OpenOffice.org team.

Incidentally, VIC CRM will inherit those capabilities.

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