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Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 14, 2001

  • HP Linux Inkjet Driver Release 1.0 (2001-12-14 23:23:59)
    "Hewlett Packard has just released Version 1.0 of the HP Linux Inkjet Driver."

  • LinuxPR: New Release of Kapital, a Personal Finance Manager for KDE/Linux/FreeBSD (2001-12-14 22:33:29)
    "theKompany.com has now released version 0.9.6b of Kapital, our personal finance manager package for KDE and Linux. One of the big things in this release is that we have now added direct support for FreeBSD in partnership with C.R.F Consulting in England."

  • LinuxPR: Bochs Project Releases Usability-Enhanced Emulator (2001-12-14 20:20:52)
    "Bochs 1.3 includes many major enhancements including a powerful menu-based configuration system and networking support for Linux and Windows NT/2000. Other additions in this release include support for ISO-format disk images, improved mouse performance, physical CD-ROM support for all versions of Windows, parallel port emulation, enhanced debugger, and many cpu and device model improvements."

  • Open K-12 Petition Drive in Response to Microsoft School Settlement (2001-12-14 17:45:57)
    "The proposal put forward by this petition, is to change the conditions of the settlement such that Microsoft have no say what so ever in how the money of the settlement be spent. This should be accomplished by having Microsoft donate cash grants to the underprivileged K-12 schools which were targeted in the original settlement."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: openssh (2001-12-14 17:30:31)
    "The new OpenSSH 3.0.2 fixes a vulnerability in the UseLogin option. By default, Mandrake Linux does not enable UseLogin, but if the administrator enables it, local users are able to pass environment variables to the login process. This update also fixes a security hole in the KerberosV support that is present in versions 2.9.9 and 3.0.0."

  • Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory: openssh (2001-10-17 06:35:10)
    "In some circumstances, the sshd server may not honor the "from=" option that can be associated with a key in a user's ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 file if multiple keys are listed. This could allow key-based logins from hosts which should not be allowed access."