Linux News for May 05, 2003
LinuxWorld: Time for a New Installation Paradigm, Part 4 (May 05, 2003, 23:30)
"If developers and packagers flesh out the details of these
suggestions, modify them to iron out wrinkles and then adopt the
practices, most if not all Linux software installations will be
trouble-free and distribution-agnostic..."
SOT Linux Advisory: zlib (May 05, 2003, 23:29)
"The function gzprintf within zlib, when called with a string
longer than Z_PRINTF_BUFZISE (= 4096 bytes), can overflow without
giving a warning..."
O'Reilly: Unfinished Business: The One Missing Piece (May 05, 2003, 22:00)
"...there is one piece of [Linux'] complete adoption in the
enterprise that's still missing--a not so little piece still to be
done: integration and interoperability with Active Directory
SCO OpenLinux Advisory: tcp_sec (May 05, 2003, 20:25)
"Allowing TCP packets with both the SYN and FIN bits set
significantly improve an attacker's chances of circumventing a
iTweb: Hack Binge on SA Linux Sites (May 05, 2003, 19:00)
"A hacker successfully hacked into 53 South African Web sites on
Friday, says IT security and e-commerce attorney Reinhardt
LinuxPlanet: SCO Plans To Stay In UnitedLinux, Despite IP Beef (May 05, 2003, 17:30)
"In spite of a heated intellectual property (IP) spat with IBM,
SCO Group will stay on as a UnitedLinux member, according to Thor
Christianson, SCO's director of ISV/IHV relations. Meanwhile, the
vendor is now pushing ahead with SCOx, a newly rolled out common
Web services framework for its Linux, UnixWare, and OpenServer
eWeek: 2.6 Kernel to Push the Envelope (May 05, 2003, 16:00)
"The 2.6 kernel, expected to be released by late next month,
will move Linux further into the enterprise, though it will still
have a ways to go to meet the demands of the largest enterprise
database applications, said Tim Witham..."
KernelTrap: Exec Shield Overflow Protection (May 05, 2003, 14:30)
"Ingo Molnar has announced a new kernel-based security feature
for Linux/x86 called 'Exec Shield...'"
LinuxSecurity: Days of the Honeynet: Attacks, Tools, Incidents (May 05, 2003, 13:00)
"While placing a network IDS outside one's firewall might also
provide a similar flood of alerts, a honeypot provides a unique
prospective on what will be going on when a related server is
compromised used by the intruders..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Two on Linux/OSS Support (May 05, 2003, 11:00)
SEL continues its series on support for Linux and Open Source
O'Reilly: OSCON Keynotes (May 05, 2003, 09:00)
"I've had people asking me what's up with OSCON this year--is
anything interesting happening or can they skip it and watch
'Alias' reruns instead..."
developerWorks: Put Virtual Filesystems to Work (May 05, 2003, 07:00)
"A virtual filesystem (VFS) is an abstraction with surprisingly
productive uses. Several popular languages now support VFS
constructs, and Cameron Laird shows you what they are good
GNUe Traffic #78 by Arturas Kriukovas and Peter Sullivan (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Wine Traffic #168 by Brian Vincent (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
for Wine development.
Release Digest: KDE, May 4, 2003 (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: Arrowmatcher 1.1, KFLog 2.1, and
Release Digest: GNOME, May 4, 2003 (May 05, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Atlantis 0.0.9, Grubconf 0.5,
Epiphany 0.6.0, StarDict 2.0.0, General Applet Interface Library
0.4.1, GAI Blob 0.1, GAI Leds 0.2, GAI Pager 0.1, GAI Pal 0.2, GAI
Visual Audio 0.1, Mihai's BlueCPU 0.1, Mihai's MemFree 0.1,
GNOME-Applets 2.3.2, gThumb 2.1.2, Quick Lounge 1.1.4, Eye of Gnome
2.3.1, gnome-panel 2.3.1, gnome-session 2.3.1, and gnome-desktop
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.69 (May 05, 2003, 01:54)
Changelog, links within.