Linux News for Jun 19, 2002
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: apache (2004-06-28 03:00:00)
"Georgi Guninski discovered a buffer overflow bug in Apache's
mod_proxy module, whereby a remote user could potentially cause
arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of an Apache
httpd child process..."
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: apache (2003-11-05 19:59:34)
"A buffer overflow in mod_alias and mod_rewrite was discovered
in the Apache web server..."
Linux Journal: Use Binary-Only Kernel Modules, Hate Life (2002-06-19 23:30:23)
"During the 'Birds of a Feather' (BoF) session held on the
evening of June 14 at the Usenix Conference, Linus Torvalds took
questions about the present and future of Linux..."
Computerworld.NZ: Open Source? Er, Maybe ... (2002-06-19 22:00:08)
"'It's an issue I don't think politicians need to hold a point
of view on...'"
SuSE Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-19 21:55:36)
"There is a bug in the way the Apache web server handles HTTP
requests that use 'chunked mode.'"
NewsForge: Mandrake on Microtel Systems at Walmart.com Soon (2002-06-19 20:30:10)
"As early as next week, Walmart.com will begin selling Microtel
PCs loaded with the Mandrake Linux distribution..."
ZDNet: Are Security Warnings Jumping the Gun? (2002-06-19 19:00:45)
"Network protection company Internet Security Systems published
a security advisory for Apache, the Internet's most popular Web
server, and gave the Apache Foundation, which created the software,
less than two hours to respond..."
Reuters UK: Red Hat Posts Narrower First-Quarter Loss (2002-06-19 17:30:37)
"Red Hat Inc. on Tuesday posted a smaller first-quarter net loss
as it cut expenses to offset an 8 percent drop in revenue related
to sales of the Linux computer operating system..."
CNET News: Sun Targets Microsoft with Free Software (2002-06-19 14:30:31)
The battleground between Sun and Microsoft's .Net initiative is
the layer of software that will form the backbone of the
next-generation Internet, and Sun will give away a key part, called
an application server, that runs on Microsoft systems as well as
the hit operating system, Linux..."
InfoWorld: Sun's 'Big Bear' Linux Server to Appear in August (2002-06-19 13:00:56)
"Sun Microsystems will announce its controversial Linux server,
code-named Big Bear, this August at the LinuxWorld conference,
showing a dual-processor system that runs on chips from rival
Intel, according to sources familiar with the company's
Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.23-dj1 (2002-06-19 12:59:50)
Changelog, links within.
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-19 12:57:03)
"There is a vulnerability in the Apache web server which may
allow an attacker to launch a Denial of Service attack against
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-19 12:54:24)
" The DSA-131-1 advisory for the Apache chunk handling
vulnerability contained an error and was missing some essential
Joel on Software: Strategy Letter V [An Economist's View of OSS] (2002-06-19 11:00:49)
This article examines Open-Source software from an economist's
point of view and arrives at some interesting conclusions,
including: "...Most of the companies spending big money to develop
open source software are doing it because it's a good business
strategy for them, not because they suddenly stopped believing in
capitalism and fell in love with freedom-as-in-speech..."
Debian Weekly News - June 18th, 2002 (2002-06-19 09:00:43)
The latest news from the Debian Project.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: apache (2002-06-19 08:59:24)
"Mark Litchfield found a denial of service attack in the Apache
web-server. While investigating the problem the Apache Software
Foundation discovered that the code for handling invalid requests
which use chunked encoding also might allow arbitrary code
execution on 64 bit architectures..."
TechRepublic: Manage Linux Files and Directories with Dired and Emacs (2002-06-19 07:00:16)
"Whether you're looking to learn how to use Linux yourself or
needing to train your end users, this short lesson will show you
how Dired directory editor works with the Emacs text editor..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.23 (2002-06-19 05:12:39)
Changelog summary, links within.
Release Digest: GNU, June 18, 2002 (2002-06-19 05:00:45)
Today's GNU app: GNU Electric VLSI Design System 6.06.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 18, 2002 (2002-06-19 05:00:30)
Today's GNOME apps: COnfigurator for Gnome 0.3.2 and GtkGLExt
Release Digest: KDE, June 18, 2002 (2002-06-19 05:00:15)
Today's KDE apps: TaskJuggler 1.2, KAlarm2 0.7.0, Qtmame 1.1,
MySQL Navigator 1.3.12, Gwenview 0.14.1, EditMinus 0.1.1, KSplash
ML :: KSplash X 1.0, KSplash ML :: KSplash2K 1.01, KSplash ML 0.95
and KLineakConfig 0.5pre1.
Release Digest: General, June 18, 2002 (2002-06-19 05:00:00)
Today's general app: SCE 1.5.
Slackware.org: Slackware Linux 8.1 Released (2002-06-19 03:00:58)
"...Slackware Linux 8.1 continues the Slackware tradition of
simplicity, stability, and security. It is the essential Linux
distribution from the team that knows Linux inside and out. Among
the many program updates and distribution enhancements, you'll find
two of the most advanced desktop environments available