Linux News for Jul 02, 2002
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: libapache-mod-ssl (2004-07-27 21:59:36)
"This is a revision to DSA 531-1, due to a problem with a
documentation symlink in the previous version of the i386 binary
TechRepublic: Give Old PCs a New Lease on Life as Linux Firewalls (2002-07-02 23:30:47)
"However, before you ship those systems off to technology
recycling centers or give them away to employees, you should
consider one possible way to reuse them: Turn them into Linux
firewalls..." [Free resgistation required -ed.]
Suse Linux Advisory: OpenSSH (2002-07-02 23:19:40)
"SuSE Security has issued two warnings and one SuSE Security
Announcement on 25th and 26th of June concerning the
vulnerabilities found in the openssh package that is contained and
installed by default on most SuSE products..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: apache/mod_ssl (2002-07-02 23:17:59)
An off-by-one buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the code
which handles entries in .htaccess files in mod_ssl <=
Linux and Main: Shawn Gordon: KDE and Third-party Applications (2002-07-02 22:00:29)
"In essence I would say that KDE developers don't really care if
one person is using KDE or 10 million. They work on KDE because
they love it, and will use it because they love it. KDE will
survive no matter if there is sponsorship or not because of the
interest of the people involved..."
ZDNet: Linux Standard Gets the Go-Ahead (2002-07-02 20:30:45)
A bit more on yesterday's announcement from the Free Standards
LinuxPlanet: Making Linux Sing (2002-07-02 19:00:28)
Along with sight, the sense of hearing is one that we demand to
be treated with respect. Most of us are closet audiophiles--though
we may not realize it until the first time we hear bad sound, or no
sound at all. Even in the business world, good sound is key to an
enjoyable computer experience. Dee-Ann LeBlanc reports on the
various sound tools available for Linux today.
MandrakeSoft: UnitedLinux: Why MandrakeSoft Will Not Join (2002-07-02 17:30:07)
In an FAQ document to investors, MandrakeSoft specifies why it
will not be a part of the UnitedLinux consortium.
The Register: $200k Prize Offered for Getting Linux to Run on Xbox (2002-07-02 16:00:18)
"An anonymous donor has offered a total of US$200,000 as prize
money for getting Linux to run on Microsoft's Xbox, legally, by the
end of this year..."
NewsForge: Zimmermann to Network Associates: Sell PGP Back to Me, Or Open-Source It (2002-07-02 14:30:47)
"Philip R. Zimmermann, author of encryption program Pretty Good
Privacy, is suggesting current owner Network Associates open-source
PGP's code as one alternative to the program dying on the vine at
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisories: OpenSSH and mod_ssl (2002-07-02 14:26:15)
Two new security updates for EnGarde Secure Linux.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: libapache-mod-ssl (2002-07-02 14:24:17)
"Recently, a problem has been found in the handling of .htaccess
files, allowing arbitrary code execution as the web server user
(regardless of ExecCGI / suexec settings), DoS attacks (killing off
apache children), and allowing someone to take control of apache
child processes - all trough specially crafted .htaccess
Network Computing: Feeling the Heat in Redmond (2002-07-02 13:05:30)
"Microsoft, always the picture of paranoia, is looking
especially anxious these days. Its quasi-monopoly is under siege,
not so much by government trustbusters as by the momentum of
open-source software alternatives..."
OSNews: Interview with XFree86's David Dawes (2002-07-02 11:00:59)
David Dawes is maybe the most active XFree86 developer. He works
for Tungsten Graphics, which is the main company working on the
XFree, DRI and Mesa codebases today..."
AbiWord Weekly News #98 by Jesper Skov (2002-07-02 09:30:03)
The latest news from the AbiWord Project.
Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (July 1) (2002-07-02 08:01:23)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (July 1) (2002-07-02 08:00:43)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Byte and Switch: JNI Does the Linux Lambada (2002-07-02 06:30:47)
"JNI Corp. next week will release a Linux driver for its Fibre
Channel host bus adapters, looking to ride the coattails of the
work IBM Corp. and Oracle Corp. are doing to port their databases
to the open-source platform..."
Release Digest: GNOME, July 1, 2002 (2002-07-02 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME app: gcompris 1.1.0.
Linux Gazette: Red Hat and USB Devices (2002-07-02 03:00:30)
A brief tutorial on getting USB devices working on a Linux
LinuxLaboratory.org: Fighting Spam with SpamAssassin and Razor (2002-07-02 01:00:18)
"Are you sick of receiving masses of junk email, also known as
SPAM, every day? There are several ways around this..."