Linux News for Aug 29, 1999
LinuxTicker: After the CrackThisBox hype -- Ready e-commerce (Aug 29, 1999, 23:43)
"If they could get both security and stability, Microsoft would
have a very powerfull weapon to fight for the dominance of
SJ Mercury: Linus the Liberator (Aug 29, 1999, 21:19)
"In money-mad Silicon Valley, Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux,
has become a folk hero by giving people a free ride."
MySQL released as GPL software! (Aug 29, 1999, 16:56)
"I just wanted to inform you that MySQL 3.20.32a was released as
GPL at 1999-08-22. This means that MySQL (at least this version:)
is now Open Source."
Oracle: Offer - New Linux Technology Track Available! (Aug 29, 1999, 16:14)
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Vulnerabilities exist in wu-ftpd, BeroFTPD and ProFTPd (Aug 29, 1999, 13:34)
BUGTRAQ is alive with exploits and vendor announcements about
Slackware releases updated libtermcap (Aug 29, 1999, 13:21)
"A buffer overflow has been identified in libtermcap.so.2.0.8 as
found in Slackware 4.0 and earlier, and an exploit for the problem
was posted on BugTraq today."
InfoWorld: Web specification to give XML a boost (Aug 29, 1999, 08:01)
"XHTML 1.0 is a reformulation of HTML 4.0 as an XML 1.0
application, according to W3C officials. The hybrid language allows
users to migrate from HTML to XML..."
InfoWorld: CORBA 3 spec speaks app dev's language (Aug 29, 1999, 07:57)
"... will make it easier for a broader group of developers to
take advantage of the complex CORBA interoperability services."
AboutLinux MailBag #2 is out (Aug 29, 1999, 07:52)
LinuxPorts.com: LDP - A New Direction , Second Release (Aug 29, 1999, 07:41)
"... further explains the Board of Reviewers, a new mission
statement, and further explains the voting process."
Woot.net: On the topic of GNU/Linux: or, there are no linux distributions (Aug 29, 1999, 07:24)
"Whatever you call the system, it exists solely because of GNU -
and that is why it's called GNU/Linux."
From the makers of Windows Refund Day, Burn All Gifs Day (Aug 29, 1999, 03:27)
"On Burn All GIFs Day all GIF users will gather at Unisys and
burn all their GIF files, freeing the web of this silly patent and
this useless, litigious company once and for all. The
Unisys/CompuServe GIF Controversy stops now."
Caldera Systems releases updated 'man' package (Aug 29, 1999, 03:24)
"There is a buffer overflow in man, the manual pager. As it is
setgid to group man, a local user can obtain group man privilege by
exploiting this hole."
Caldera Systems releases updated cron (Aug 29, 1999, 03:22)
"There is a serious security problem in the cron daemon."
Caldera Systems releases updated amd (Aug 29, 1999, 03:20)
"There is a buffer overflow in AMD, the automounter daemon. It
can be exploited by a remote attacker to obtain super user
privilege on the attacked host."
Linux development kernel 2.2.13pre1 released (Aug 29, 1999, 03:15)
InfoWorld: Sun to acquire StarOffice for hosted applications (Aug 29, 1999, 02:15)
"... the ability for home-based users to access a robust set of
free applications from free PCs over inexpensive Internet
connections may soon prompt a radical shift at corporations away
from such large PC client packages as Microsoft Office..."
LinuxPR: NetBeans Developer 3.0 Beta has just been released! (Aug 29, 1999, 00:23)
"NetBeans Developer 3.0 is an open Java IDE with publicly