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TiVo Software uses gdiplus.dll

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According to NTBugtraq's article, TiVo has software package that allows a user to setup an Image and Audio server on their PC. When connected to the same LAN as the TiVo it allows the image and audio files to be viewed on a TV via the TiVo DVR. The software uses gdiplus.dll file that has a JPEG parsing engine. It might contain an exploitable buffer overflow as seen in online security news.

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3-hour radio breakdown in Southern CA airports caused by forgotten reboot in a MS software.

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Silicon.com's story says that someone forgot to reboot due to a bug in a Microsoft system. It was compounded by human error was ultimately responsible for a three-hour radio breakdown that left hundreds of aircraft aloft without guidance on Tuesday, according to a report in the L.A. Times (story (registration required))...

The newspaper said that a Microsoft-based replacement for an older Unix system needed to be reset every thirty days 'to prevent data overload', as a result of problems found when the system was first rolled out. However, a technician failed to perform the reset at the right time and an internal clock within the system subsequently shut it down. A back-up system also failed.

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