Linux News for Aug 02, 2002
Computerworld.NZ: Site 'Hypes' Linux Hacks (2002-08-02 22:00:53)
"Chris Hegan, general manager of Auckland Linux consultancy
Asterisk, says the survey, by British self-described 'digital risk
specialist' Mi2g, amounts to scaremongering..."
Agnula Turns to Red Hat Linux to Develop a New Distribution (2002-08-02 20:30:48)
"Agnula turns to Red Hat Linux to develop a new distribution
aimed at both professional and amateur musicians." Press release
NewsForge: Draft Version of RealNetworks' New Public Source License (2002-08-02 19:00:54)
A draft of RealNetworks's Public Source License has been
submitted to the public with a solicitation for comments and
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: mpack (2002-08-02 18:57:54)
"Eckehard Berns discovered a buffer overflow in the munpack
program which is used for decoding (respectively) binary files in
MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) format mail
CNET News: Sun Muddies StarOffice Plans for OS X (2002-08-02 17:30:14)
"The public turnabout in Sun's positioning comes after Siress
previously sketched a fairly cohesive strategy for releasing
StarOffice. But the plan as outlined in the News.com story drew the
ire of volunteer developers at OpenOffice.org, which is charged
with release of an open-source version of StarOffice, called
OpenOffice, for Mac OS X..."
PR: TransGaming Releases WineX 2.1; Enables Warcraft III, Civilization III, Others (2002-08-02 16:00:39)
"The defining enhancement of WineX 2.1 enables recently released
hit games such as Blizzard's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos to run
seamlessly, out of the box, on Linux..."
Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.30-dj1 (2002-08-02 15:59:20)
Changelog, links within. "Chances are this won't even boot for
many people (if any at all)..."
SOT Linux Advisory: openssl (2002-08-02 15:08:05)
"The client master key in SSL2 could be oversized and overrun a
ZDNet: Linux on the Move (2002-08-02 14:30:43)
"Over the last year, many CIOs have moved from the sidelines to
the playing field in the search for a successor to IBM MVS, AS/400
O/S, Sun Solaris, HP/UX, and Microsoft Windows NT/2000 in the data
center. Based on recent announcements and rollouts, that successor
might just turn out to be Linux--the one OS that will run on all
OpenSSH Advisory: FTP Server Trojaned (2002-08-02 14:06:35)
This advisory was issued by the OpenSSH team. A general
cautionary stance is a good idea if you have updated your OpenSSH
since July 30.
ZDNet UK: Monitor Linux Routers and Firewalls with MRTG (2002-08-02 13:00:51)
"MRTG doesn't have all the bells and whistles of commercial
monitoring software, but it does the job well and is definitely
worth considering as part of your network monitoring
DesktopLinux.com: New wIndependence Day Winning Essays Online Now (2002-08-02 11:00:57)
"The next series of winning wIndependence essays are now
available online. This set of essays features a road to
wIndependence, a ballad, a transition, Star Wars, and a little
'Linux Love...'" Article titles within.
Kernel Cousin Wine #130 By Brian Vincent (2002-08-02 08:00:05)
The latest message traffic for Wine development.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 1, 2002 (2002-08-02 05:00:05)
Today's GNOME app: Pan 0.12.92.
Slackware Linux Advisory: apache, glibc, mod_ssl, openssh, openssl, and php (2002-08-02 03:22:06)
"Several security updates are now available for Slackware 8.1,
including updated packages for Apache, glibc, mod_ssl, openssh,
openssl, and php."
SuSE Linux Advisory: wwwoffle (2002-08-02 03:20:19)
"The parsing code of wwwoffled that processes HTTP PUT and POST
requests fails to handle a Content Length value smaller then -1. It
is believed that an attacker could exploit this bug to gain remote
wwwrun access to the system wwwoffled is running on..."
The Star (Malaysia): Linux Company Offers 'Software Grants' (2002-08-02 03:00:16)
"Linux solution provider PDX eWorks Sdn Bhd said it has provided
'software grants' to 15 tertiary institutions and skills
development centres (SDCs)..."
Community: New Linux Website Launched: Linux Compatible (2002-08-02 01:00:01)
"A new Linux website dedicated to compiling list of compatible
devices and software for Linux has been launched today: Linux
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.30 (2002-08-02 00:03:57)
Changelog summary, links within.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19rc5-ac1 (2002-08-02 00:00:15)
Changelog, link within.