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Infrastructure Linux News for May 28, 2002

  • Tonight Live: Remembering Giants (May 28, 2002, 22:00)
    "We will cover the hot news of the last few weeks tonight. In particular, the buzz on "free" Star Office getting pulled and re-packaged..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: fetchmail (May 28, 2002, 18:59)
    "A problem was discovered with versions of fetchmail prior to 5.9.10 that was triggered by retreiving mail from an IMAP server..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: perl-Digest-MD5 (May 28, 2002, 18:59)
    "A bug exists in the UTF8 interaction between the perl-Digest-MD5 module and perl that results in UTF8 strings having improper MD5 digests. The 2.20 version of the module corrects this problem..."

  • Linux Magazine: The Importance of Being Debian (May 28, 2002, 14:30)
    "There needed to be a distribution that this emerging community of Linux users could trust. And so, fusing his first name with that of his girlfriend Debra, Murdock founded what would become Linux's most popular non-commercial distribution -- Debian GNU/Linux..."

  • IDG.net: Linux Firewalls (May 28, 2002, 07:00)
    "Linux firewalls may not be the best solution in all situations -- such as the main corporate gateway firewall for large organizations -- but they work great as internal firewalls separating network subnets and gateway firewalls for small and medium businesses and home networks with broadband Internet access..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: imap (May 28, 2002, 04:32)
    "A buffer overflow was discovered in the imap server that could allow a malicious user to run code on the server with the uid and gid of the email owner by constructing a malformed request that would trigger the buffer overflow..."

  • UserLocal.com: Slackware 8.1 rc1 Released (May 28, 2002, 01:40)
    The next release of Slackware has been announced.