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Web Companion 5.0v4 Plugs FileMaker 5 Web Publishing Holes


FileMaker Inc. has released Web Companion 5.0v4 to address the substantial Internet security holes in FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited widely revealed last week. (See "FileMaker 5 Internet Security Holes" in TidBITS 529.) Web Companion 5.0v4 honors field-level security settings, preventing miscreants from retrieving the contents of any field in a Web-published database using FileMaker 5’s XML publishing capabilities or via email; the update also prevents FileMaker Pro 5 from being used to send anonymous email. The update is 573K and is recommended for all users of FileMaker Pro 5 and FileMaker Pro 5 Unlimited who are using Web Companion in any capacity.

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