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Patch issued for Sony CD uninstaller

SunnComm Technologies issues a patch for a serious security flaw in its uninstallation program.

SunnComm Technologies, a company that provides copy-protection technology for some Sony BMG CDs, said Monday it had issued a patch for a serious security flaw in its uninstallation program.

The program was a Web-based utility designed to remove copy protection software installed by some Sony CDs. However, the uninstaller, which had been used by 223 people before being taken offline, according to SunnComm, also allowed other Web sites to use the program to run their own malicious code.

The security hole only affected people who had downloaded the removal software, and did not affect people who had simply run the CD in their disc drive. The flaw was separate from more widespread concerns over Sony copy protection software produced by British company First 4 Internet.