Linux News for Jun 28, 2002
EL Today: Dortmund, Germany Uses Linux for e-Government Services (Jun 28, 2002, 23:31)
"The City of Dortmund is providing its 600,000 citizens with
rapid and easy access to government services with the new Linux-
and Internet-based system, which is officially launched Wednesday
by IBM and the City of Dortmund..."
Release Digest: GNOME, June 28, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNOME app: gnome-mlview 0-0-2-rc4.
Release Digest: KDE, June 28, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 23:30)
Today's KDE apps: KTimeTrace 0.2.36, TOra 1.2.4, KDE on Cygwin
:: Qt on Cygwin 3.0.4, KWinTV alpha1, KOffice 1.2beta2, Gambas
0.33, distcc 0.5, and KSMSsend 0.9.
Linux Journal: PC Expo WrapUp (Jun 28, 2002, 22:00)
"Some office routers and blinking WiFi access ports, maybe a
fancy PDA or two and shiny aluminum cases--eye candy. But then I
started to notice a few things...Open source, although not hyped,
InternetNews.com: Is Microsoft's Palladium a Trojan Horse? (Jun 28, 2002, 20:30)
"The challenge now facing Microsoft is how to convince the
skeptics that Palladium, which the company says will revolutionize
computer security and digital rights management (DRM), isn't all a
plot to gain ever more control of how technology evolves..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (Jun 28, 2002, 20:14)
"ISS published an advisory concerning a remote vulnerability in
OpenSSH that could be used by remote attackers to obtain root
privileges on the server where OpenSSH is running..."
CNET News: Linux Server Maker's Coffers Growing (Jun 28, 2002, 19:00)
"Egenera, a maker of high-end specialized Linux servers, has
received $44 million from earlier investors in a third round of
OSNews: A User's First Look at GNOME 2.0 (Jun 28, 2002, 17:30)
""GNOME 2.0 was released less than two days ago and while I was
using its betas on and off, for some time now, I was anticipating
this final release with impatience. The project was supposed to see
this release almost a year ago, but GTK+ 2.0 was not ready in time,
dragging Gnome's development down as well..."
PCWorld.com: Linux Draws Interest at PC Event (Jun 28, 2002, 16:00)
"Big PC shows like PC Expo are predictably dominated by
Microsoft and its supporters. But here at this year's PC
Expo/TechXNY, Linux stole a bit of the limelight..."
LinuxSecurity.com: Squid Vulnerability: Insecure forwarding of proxy_auth (Jun 28, 2002, 14:18)
"'Under some conditions Squid may forward the proxy
authentication credentails. This can happen if you normally require
your users to log in to use the proxy, but allow some sites to be
reached without needing to log in.'"
Madeinlinux Advisory: openssh (Jun 28, 2002, 14:16)
"Openssh versions between 2.9.9 and 3.3 contain a bug in the
ChallengeResponseAuthentication code. This bug can be exploited
remotely if ChallengeResponseAuthentication is enabled in
NewsFactor: Linux Still on the Rise (Jun 28, 2002, 13:00)
"Some of the companies and organizations that have already 'gone
Linux' include Toyota, Home Depot, the U.S. Post Office and Cisco's
printing services arm. Government adherents of Linux include
Germany and Mexico..."
PR: SuSE Linux Releases Three New Products (Jun 28, 2002, 11:00)
SuSE Linux Groupware Server, SuSE Linux eMail Server 3.1, and
SuSE Linux Pro-Office CD with StarOffice are the offerings.
Space.com: New Software Helps Satellites Pinpoint Fires Earlier (Jun 28, 2002, 08:00)
"The most recent addition to the program is the Wildfire
Automated Biomass Burning Algorithm (WFABBA) created by NOAA at the
University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center in
Release Digest: GNOME, June 27, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Elysium Download 0.99.2, CVSGnome Build
Script 0.2.2, GtkUndo 1.0, Crux 1.9.3, and Metacity-Setup 0.6.
LWN.net Weekly Edition for June 27, 2002 (Jun 28, 2002, 03:00)
Inside this week's LWN.net Weekly Edition: The 2002 Kernel
Developers' Summit; Trusting free software projects with security
information; Letters to the editor; more.
TechWeb: Linux: Feelin' Secure (Jun 28, 2002, 01:00)
A brief roundup piece on various security articles/reviews from
the CMP media outlets.