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Linux News for Jun 05, 2002

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Apr 22, 2003, 15:57)
    "This update fixes several vulnerabilities found in tcpdump..."

  • The Register: Nader urges Feds to Get Into Productivity Software Publishing (Jun 05, 2002, 23:30)
    Ralph Nader wants the Feds to start using their colossal purchasing power to start bringing some competition for closed-source software into US government use--even if they have to start coding open source software themselves.

  • Is Linux Ready for National Security? (Jun 05, 2002, 22:00)
    More on the upcoming ADTI white paper "Opening the Open Source Debate," which claims open source software is a potential security threat. Includes a defense from the author.

  • Caldera Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Jun 05, 2002, 21:55)
    "The tcpdump program is vulnerable to several buffer overflows, the most serious of which are problems with the decoding of AFS RPC packets and the handling of malformed NFS packets..."

  • NewsForge: MandrakeSoft Looks at Red Hat's Cash and Says "We Need More of That" (Jun 05, 2002, 20:30)
    "It's not a huge surprise that Paris-based Linux distributor MandrakeSoft is selling stock to raise money..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19pre10-ac2 (Jun 05, 2002, 20:23)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: tcpdump (Jun 05, 2002, 20:17)
    "David Woodhouse... discovered[1] a buffer overflow vulnerability in tcpdump when it is parsing NFS traffic..."

  • 'Unbreakable Linux' Unleashed (Jun 05, 2002, 19:00)
    "A trio of high tech CEOs joined forces Wednesday in a move to unseat IBM as the Linux vendor of choice..."

  • Mozilla 1.0 Released (Jun 05, 2002, 17:30)
    As announced on the site: "Stick a fork in it. It's done." Press release, links to release notes and downloads within.

  • AbiWord 1.0.2 Released (Jun 05, 2002, 16:00)
    "AbiWord 1.0.2 aka 'Hold me, love me, embed me' is now available for general consumption..." Announcement within.

  • Wired: Did MS Pay for Open-Source Scare? (Jun 05, 2002, 14:30)
    "Open-source advocates wondered if the white paper is actually a veiled Microsoft response to recent reports of rising government and military interest in open-source systems..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19pre10-ac1 (Jun 05, 2002, 14:12)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.20-dj3 (Jun 05, 2002, 13:55)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Reuters: MIT Grad Student Says Hacks Into Xbox Security System (Jun 05, 2002, 13:00)
    "Computer enthusiasts have been excited about the possibility of using the $199 Xbox, which is technologically similar to a PC, as a stand-alone computer running operating systems like Linux..."

  • LinuxTag 2002: KDE presents Version 3.0.1 on OS X, Solaris (Jun 05, 2002, 11:00)
    "The KDE-Team has announced that it will be presenting two ports of its latest release at LinuxTag 2002 for the first time to a large public audience..."

  • Installing and Configuring CVS on RedHat Linux 7 as an SCM Repository (Jun 05, 2002, 08:00)
    "However, installing and configuring CVS for Linux is not trivial and there is little good documentation available. The step-by-step instructions below should help system administrators configure CVS for Linux for developers using Application Developer..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 4, 2002 (Jun 05, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Eye of Gnome 0.119, GDM, COnfigurator for Gnome 0.1.0, Yelp 0.10, festival-gaim 0.1, gnome-panel 1.5.24, gnome-desktop 1.5.22, gnome-session 1.5.21, and vlc 0.4.1.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 4, 2002 (Jun 05, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Harbinger 0.3, QtX3 0.2, KSendFax 2.1.0, kio_ed2k 0.1, kio_fish 1.1.2, MySQL Navigator 1.3.12, KickerHuhn 0.2, KmusicdB :: libdbmusic 0.3.0pre3, KmusicdB 0.9.0pre3, Kahuna 0.81, Kadu 0.3.0rc1, KKeyled 0.8.0, Fireflier 0.9.1, Wizardscript 0.2, Ksetiwatch 2.5.0pre2, KBerichtsheft 0.3.2, KLegacyconfig 0.6, autorun-kde 0.6, KPovModeler 0.2, KAcpi 0.5pre3 and AberQuest 0.2.3.

  • O' GoLive 6: Adobe's Open Source Embrace (Jun 05, 2002, 03:00)
    ""Adobe has never expressed close feelings for either open-source software or the Unix and Linux platforms. As Linux has risen in popularity and open source has increased in quality and availability, Adobe provided only sporadic and incomplete support. Photoshop under Red Hat? Nope. But Acrobat Reader for certain Unix flavors? Sure..."

  • KernelTrap: Interview: [The Gelato Project's] Peter Chubb (Jun 05, 2002, 01:00)
    "Regarding the project's focus of improving Linux support for the Itanium 64-bit processor, Peter says, "Back in the days when the VAX was king, there was a general assumption amongst some programmers that 'all the world's a vax'. In the Linux world, there's a similar assumption: 'all the world's a pentium...'"