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Security Holes Patched in BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Wireless device maker Research in Motion (RIM) (Quote, Company Info) has released a new version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange to fix a series of security vulnerabilities. An advisory from the Ontario, Canada-based RIM urged IT admins to apply the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 3.6 Service Pack 1a for Microsoft Exchange to plug a denial-of-service (define) hole and password bypass vulnerabilities. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a crucial part of RIM’s aggressive push into the enterprise PDA market. The Enterprise Server lets IT departments connect Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes/Domino servers to a wireless carrier to allow for corporate e-mail delivery. The company said the service pack upgrade fixes a bug that causes the server to consume 100% CPU resources in several minutes when handling extremely large PDF documents. Full Story

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