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Linux News for Jul 30, 2002

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: openssl, openssl-misc (Mar 17, 2004, 17:29)
    "Using a commercial TLS protocol testing suite the OpenSSL Project discovered three vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL toolkit..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: openssl (Oct 01, 2003, 15:52)
    "Dr. Stephen Henson, using a test suite provided by NISCC, discovered a number of errors in the OpenSSL ASN1 code..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: openssl (Apr 04, 2003, 17:14)
    "Researchers from the University of Stanford have discovered certain weaknesses in OpenSSL's RSA decryption algorithm..."

  • Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: openssl (Feb 22, 2003, 12:59)
    "OpenSSL version since 0.9.6c supposedly treat block cipher padding errors like MAC verification errors during record decryption..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Burning CDs in Linux: Tips and Tricks (Jul 30, 2002, 23:30)
    Some may like their CD-RW drives to make nothing but coasters, but for the rest of us, the frustration of a mishandled CD burn can drive us crazy. It does not have to be that way. Linux has some excellent (and maturing) tools that will let you get your data recorded the right way. Dee-Ann LeBlanc reports on these tools and how to use them to the best advantage.

  • CNET News: Will Real Feast Where Apple Failed? (Jul 30, 2002, 22:00)
    "As RealNetworks turns to open source in its battle for the streaming media market, it faces a foe as formidable as Microsoft: history."

  • Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: util-linux (Jul 30, 2002, 21:54)
    "The chfn feature of the util-linux package shipped with all versions of TSL suffers from a locally exploitable file locking problem..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: openssl (Jul 30, 2002, 21:52)
    "Several buffer overflows have been discovered in the OpenSSL library affecting the SSL implementation, as well as a signedness issue in the ASN.1 decoding routines..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: mm (Jul 30, 2002, 21:49)
    "Marcus Meissner and Sebastian Krahmer discovered and fixed a temporary file vulnerability in the mm shared memory library..."

  • Update: OfB.biz: Red Hat to KDE: "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" (Jul 30, 2002, 21:27)
    "It started seemingly innocuously enough; a letter was received by one member of the KDE development team asking the KDE Project to use RedHat [sic] Linux on machines at LWCE and to display RedHat's shadow man logo on those machines..." [The story continues to what may be a resolution. -ed]

  • CRN: Bloom Sees Signs Of Solaris-To-Linux Migration (Jul 30, 2002, 20:30)
    "Veritas CEO Gary Bloom, Monday said there are 'early signs' of a migration from Sun Solaris to Linux..."

  • NewsFactor: OpenOffice Gets Its OS X Story Straight (Jul 30, 2002, 17:30)
    "On Thursday, OpenOffice.org released an alpha version of OpenOffice for Mac OS X Latest News about OS X, along with a call for volunteers to help bring the Mac version to completion. However, the OpenOffice community was startled when an article appeared the following day on an online news site stating that Sun and Apple were collaborating on developing StarOffice for Mac..."

  • Linux Journal: Linux Journal Offers Artistic Immortality (Jul 30, 2002, 16:00)
    Linux Journal has made some changes in the last few weeks, with new Editor in Chief Don Marti at the helm. Marti now reports on Lj's efforts to put their works back into the community's documentation.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: openssl (Jul 30, 2002, 15:45)
    "A security audit of the OpenSSL code sponsored by DARPA found several buffer overflows in OpenSSL which affect versions 0.9.7 and 0.9.6d and earlier.."

  • Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: openssl (Jul 30, 2002, 15:44)
    "Several severe security problems have been found in the openssl source code which upon the TSL openssl packages are based..."

  • ZDNet UK: Linux Invades iPod (Jul 30, 2002, 14:30)
    "Software for allowing Linux users to access iPod has gone on sale just ten days after testing began. But there are a few additional requirements that consumers should be aware of..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19rc3-ac5 (Jul 30, 2002, 14:29)
    Changelog, link within.

  • EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: openssl, openssl-misc (Jul 30, 2002, 14:29)
    "There are several potentially exploitable vulnerabilities in the OpenSSL toolkit..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: openssl (Jul 30, 2002, 14:29)
    "The OpenSSL development team has announced that a security audit by A.L. Digital Ltd and The Bunker, under the DARPA CHATS program, has revealed remotely exploitable buffer overflow conditions in the OpenSSL code..."

  • Mandrake Linux Advisory: mm (Jul 30, 2002, 11:45)
    "Marcus Meissner and Sebastian Krahmer discovered a temporary file vulnerability in the mm library which is used by the Apache webserver..."

  • Kernel Traffic #177 by Zack Brown (Jul 30, 2002, 11:30)
    The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel development mailing list.

  • New Straits Times: Komnas Twenty20 a Major Hit (Jul 30, 2002, 10:00)
    A new state-sponsored Linux-based PC is, according to this report, flying off the shelves in Malaysia.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #102 by Jesper Skov (Jul 30, 2002, 07:00)
    "The past week a lot of Bug Votes have been reclaimed by the developers, closing even a few very high profile Bugs. I must remind users to help QA the closed Bugs so their description will show up in the section of closed Bugs below..."

  • WOLK - Working Overloaded Linux Kernel v3.5rc4 (Jul 30, 2002, 05:30)
    "Next will be final. Needs merging of O(1) Scheduler and OpenMosix..."

  • Release Digest: General, July 29, 2002 (Jul 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's General apps: The Jiles Project 1.16, OSCAR 1.3, and Ch 3.0.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 29, 2002 (Jul 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: GNUApplet-0.1.0.

  • TinyMinds.org: Daniel Robbins of Gentoo Linux (Jul 30, 2002, 04:00)
    "We recently got a chance to interview Daniel Robbins, founder and Chief Architect of the project...

  • The Register: Microsoft Welcomes UK Govt Open Source Policy (Jul 30, 2002, 02:30)
    "Microsoft Corp has given a warm welcome to the UK government's recent open source software policy statement, indicating a further softening of the company's approach to its open source rivals..."