Linux News for Aug 02, 2002
Computerworld.NZ: Site 'Hypes' Linux Hacks (Aug 02, 2002, 22:00)
"Chris Hegan, general manager of Auckland Linux consultancy
Asterisk, says the survey, by British self-described 'digital risk
specialist' Mi2g, amounts to scaremongering..."
Agnula Turns to Red Hat Linux to Develop a New Distribution (Aug 02, 2002, 20:30)
"Agnula turns to Red Hat Linux to develop a new distribution
aimed at both professional and amateur musicians." Press release
NewsForge: Draft Version of RealNetworks' New Public Source License (Aug 02, 2002, 19:00)
A draft of RealNetworks's Public Source License has been
submitted to the public with a solicitation for comments and
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: mpack (Aug 02, 2002, 18:57)
"Eckehard Berns discovered a buffer overflow in the munpack
program which is used for decoding (respectively) binary files in
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) format mail
CNET News: Sun Muddies StarOffice Plans for OS X (Aug 02, 2002, 17:30)
"The public turnabout in Sun's positioning comes after Siress
previously sketched a fairly cohesive strategy for releasing
StarOffice. But the plan as outlined in the News.com story drew the
ire of volunteer developers at OpenOffice.org, which is charged
with release of an open-source version of StarOffice, called
OpenOffice, for Mac OS X..."
PR: TransGaming Releases WineX 2.1; Enables Warcraft III, Civilization III, Others (Aug 02, 2002, 16:00)
"The defining enhancement of WineX 2.1 enables recently released
hit games such as Blizzard's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos to run
seamlessly, out of the box, on Linux..."
Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.30-dj1 (Aug 02, 2002, 15:59)
Changelog, links within. "Chances are this won't even boot for
many people (if any at all)..."
SOT Linux Advisory: openssl (Aug 02, 2002, 15:08)
"The client master key in SSL2 could be oversized and overrun a
ZDNet: Linux on the Move (Aug 02, 2002, 14:30)
"Over the last year, many CIOs have moved from the sidelines to
the playing field in the search for a successor to IBM MVS, AS/400
O/S, Sun Solaris, HP/UX, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000 in the data
center. Based on recent announcements and rollouts, that successor
might just turn out to be Linux--the one OS that will run on all
OpenSSH Advisory: FTP Server Trojaned (Aug 02, 2002, 14:06)
This advisory was issued by the OpenSSH team. A general
cautionary stance is a good idea if you have updated your OpenSSH
since July 30.
ZDNet UK: Monitor Linux Routers and Firewalls with MRTG (Aug 02, 2002, 13:00)
"MRTG doesn't have all the bells and whistles of commercial
monitoring software, but it does the job well and is definitely
worth considering as part of your network monitoring
DesktopLinux.com: New wIndependence Day Winning Essays Online Now (Aug 02, 2002, 11:00)
"The next series of winning wIndependence essays are now
available online. This set of essays features a road to
wIndependence, a ballad, a transition, Star Wars, and a little
'Linux Love...'" Article titles within.
Kernel Cousin Wine #130 By Brian Vincent (Aug 02, 2002, 08:00)
The latest message traffic for Wine development.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 1, 2002 (Aug 02, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Pan 0.12.92.
Slackware Linux Advisory: apache, glibc, mod_ssl, openssh, openssl, and php (Aug 02, 2002, 03:22)
"Several security updates are now available for Slackware 8.1,
including updated packages for Apache, glibc, mod_ssl, openssh,
openssl, and php."
SuSE Linux Advisory: wwwoffle (Aug 02, 2002, 03:20)
"The parsing code of wwwoffled that processes HTTP PUT and POST
requests fails to handle a Content Length value smaller then -1. It
is believed that an attacker could exploit this bug to gain remote
wwwrun access to the system wwwoffled is running on..."
The Star (Malaysia): Linux Company Offers 'Software Grants' (Aug 02, 2002, 03:00)
"Linux solution provider PDX eWorks Sdn Bhd said it has provided
'software grants' to 15 tertiary institutions and skills
development centres (SDCs)..."
Community: New Linux Website Launched: Linux Compatible (Aug 02, 2002, 01:00)
"A new Linux website dedicated to compiling list of compatible
devices and software for Linux has been launched today: Linux
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.30 (Aug 02, 2002, 00:03)
Changelog summary, links within.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19rc5-ac1 (Aug 02, 2002, 00:00)
Changelog, link within.