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Linux News for Jun 20, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: apache (Dec 18, 2003, 16:54)
    "Updated Apache packages that fix a minor security issue are now available for Red Hat Linux 7.1, 7.2, and 7.3..."

  • SOT Linux Advisory: apache (Nov 20, 2003, 15:59)
    "A buffer overflow could occur in mod_alias and mod_rewrite when a regular expression with more than 9 captures is configured..."

  • Weekly Edition for June 20, 2002 (Jun 20, 2002, 23:30)
    In this week's news: Front Page: Disney goes for Linux; The Apache vulnerability, full disclosure, and monocultures; MobiliX wins its trademark dispute; European Digital Rights launches; The Ottawa Linux Symposium; more.

  • NY Times: The Office Software That Roared (Jun 20, 2002, 22:00)
    "The world waited for a contender that was so compelling, people might actually consider filing for Microsoft divorce... Now there is one. It's called OpenOffice, and it has a killer feature: it's free..." [Free registration required. -ed]

  • Boston GNOME Summit Information (Jun 20, 2002, 21:00)
    "The planning for the Boston GNOME Summit continues apace! Read... for interesting & important information about our progress, and what we need you to do if you want to come or be involved in any other way..."

  • PCLinuxOnline Interview: Lindows CEO Michael Robertson (Jun 20, 2002, 20:30)
    " is making it easy for an average consumer to experience Linux and a world of great software all very economically and Microsoft will do everything in their power to try and stop us..."

  • Frechette: IBM's ThinkPad/Linux Support Project Being Dropped (Jun 20, 2002, 19:01)
    In a message posted to the IBM linux-thinkpad mailing list, lead developer Kevin Frechette announced the end of the official IBM support for Linux on its Thinkpads.

  • Compaq: Red Hat Linux Alpha 7.2 Now Available (Jun 20, 2002, 19:00)
    Red Hat Linux 7.2 for the Alpha platform has been released. Details, link within.

  • SmoothWall Advisory: apache (Jun 20, 2002, 18:38)
    "In response to a recent vulnerability announced regarding the Apache web server, we have released fixes8 for SmoothWall Corporate Server 1.0, and fixes1 for SmoothWall Corporate Server 2.0, which are both available for download..."

  • CNET News: Face to Face with Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik (Jun 20, 2002, 17:30)
    "In an exclusive Face to Face interview, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik talked with CNET Radio's Brian Cooley, ZDNet's Dan Farber, and CNET's Stephen Shankland about the future of Linux, and the competitive challenges ahead..."

  • Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 20, 2002, 16:29)
    "Versions of the Apache web server up to and including 1.3.24 and 2.0 up to and including 2.0.36 contain a bug in the routines which deal with invalid requests which are encoded using chunked encoding..."

  • SOT Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 20, 2002, 16:26)
    "Versions of the Apache web server up to and including 1.3.24 and 2.0 up to and including 2.0.36 contain a bug in the routines which deal with invalid requests which are encoded using chunked encoding..."

  • NewsForge: Disney, Linux and the "Next Big Thing" in Computing (Jun 20, 2002, 16:00)
    "Whatever the political position of company executives, Disney employees have been using Open Source products for some time..."

  • CNET News: IBM Aims Linux at Financial Companies (Jun 20, 2002, 14:30)
    "IBM on Thursday will announce the opening of a technology center geared to lure financial services companies to servers using the Linux operating system..."

  • CNN/Money: Microsoft's Global Insecurity Complex (Jun 20, 2002, 13:00)
    A "mainstream" look at how Microsoft's war against Linux is faring, and how the company's biggest enemy may be itself.

  • AllLinuxDevices: MontaVista Software Powers New Advanced Thin-Client Terminal (Jun 20, 2002, 11:00)
    "MontaVista Software, Inc. today announced that two Japanese firms, Nexterm Inc. and ELT Inc., have jointly developed an advanced thin-client terminal based on MontaVista Linux..."

  • LinuxPR: 2003 Update (Jun 20, 2002, 09:00)
    " 2003 organisers and helpers are pleased to announce several milestones in preparation for the Australian National Technical Linux Conference, 2003..."

  • O'Reilly Network: Tracking Changes in CVS (Jun 20, 2002, 07:00)
    "CVS maintains a record of the changes to each file, allowing the user to revert to a previous version, merge versions, and track changes. Change-tracking can be surprisingly useful, and is frequently underutilized..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, June 19, 2002 (Jun 20, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Gdk-pixbuf 0.18.0, Guikachu 1.2.3, acme 1.99.5, festival-gaim 0.4, Glade-- 1.1.0c, CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.0, gedit 2.0.0, Yelp 1.0.1, Pan 0.12.0, Enlightened Sound Daemon 0.2.28, and Eye of Gnome 1.0.1.

  • Release Digest: KDE, June 19, 2002 (Jun 20, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KSplash ML 0.95.2, KSplash ML :: KSplash X 1.01, KVocabulary 0.0.2, and Roaring Penguin PPPoe Kontrol 0.33.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: apache (Jun 20, 2002, 04:03)
    "The Apache Web server contains a security vulnerability which can be used to launch a denial of service attack, or in some cases, allow remote code execution..."

  • Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.23-dj2 (Jun 20, 2002, 04:01)
    Changelog, links within.

  • Samba 2.2.5 Released (Jun 20, 2002, 03:00)
    "The Samba Team is proud to announce the release of Samba 2.2.5. This is the latest stable release of Samba..."