Daily Report Monday, March 12 , 2007

Daily Highlights

Reuters reports the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved Thursday, March 8, the first site in over 30 years that could eventually house a new nuclear power plant, in Clinton, Illinois. (See item 2)
The Boston Globe reports scientists have discovered that a new strain of norovirus is responsible for the wave of intense gastrointestinal infections that have overwhelmed hospitals, nursing homes, and college dormitories across the nation this winter. (See item 23)

Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector

28. March 09, SC Magazine — Apple issues AirPort Extreme patch. Apple has issued a fix for its wireless networking solution, AirPort Extreme, to complement a similar patch delivered
earlier this year. The update, released Thursday, March 8, corrects a vulnerability involving an out−of−bounds memory read error that could occur when processing wireless frames. "An attacker in local proximity may be able to trigger a system crash by sending a maliciously crafted frame to an affected system," according to an Apple advisory. The flaw impacts the Core Duo version of Mac mini, MacBook and MacBook Prop computers that run on a wireless connection. Core 2 Duo versions are not affected.
Apple advisory: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305031
Source: http://scmagazine.com/us/news/article/642893/apple−issues−ai rport−extreme−patch/