Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,194 Reviews & Articles | 62,000 News Posts

Download of the Day: TightVNC 1.3.10

Takes the pain out of online forms for March 6, 2009
By: Steve Dougherty | HT & Movies News | Posted: Mar 7, 2009 3:08 am

Our Download of the Day today is TightVNC 1.3.10.


TightVNC is a free remote control software package derived from the popular VNC software. With TightVNC, you can see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your local mouse and keyboard, just like you would do it sitting in the front of that computer.
TightVNC is:


- Free, GPL-licensed, with full source code available;
- Useful in remote administration, remote customer support, education, and for many other purposes;
- Cross-platform, available for Windows and Unix, compatible with other VNC software;
- Well maintained and being actively developed.
- This version includes both the VNC viewer and server.


Download of the Day: TightVNC 1.3.10


The latest version includes the following changes:


Changes in Version 1.3.10


- Windows Server: Impersonating currently logged on user while
processing file transfer requests. Disabling file transfers if
current user is unknown or nobody is logged in.


- Windows Server: Fixed rendering problems when multiple CopyRects
were combined with normal updates. That could caused distortions
that never updated even with full-screen polling active.


- Windows Server: Added new "-silent" command-line option which
modifies the behavior of -install, -reinstall and -remove options
and makes them not show informational windows on successful
execution. Note that -silent should precede other respective
options in the command line.


- Windows Server: LastRect, XCursor and RichCursor pseudo-encodings
were not properly enabled if they preceded true encodings in the
SetEncodings protocol message.


- Windows Viewer: Fixed integer overflow vulnerabilities reported
by Core Security Technologies. A specially modified VNC server
could currupt the heap of the connected viewer causing its crash
or malfunction.


To view the complete changelog, click here.



Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!