Linux News for Aug 06, 2002
Conectiva Linux Advisory: sendmail (2003-08-31 20:21:01)
"Sendmail versions 8.12.8 and before (but only of the 8.12.x
branch) have a remote vulnerability related to DNS maps..."
CNET News: Rivals Scrap for Supercomputer Buyers (2002-08-06 23:30:11)
"Linux NetworX, which unlike Dell specializes in joining large
numbers of Linux servers into supercomputers, is among those to tap
into the biotechnology market. Pharmaceutical maker Tularik plans
to use the servers to speed the gene identification research part
of its drug discovery work. The total system includes 150
processors, the company said..."
Tonight Live: Lycoris Under the Microscope and Massive Theft at Justice Department (2002-08-06 22:00:13)
Tonight we do the first in a series of Linux Distribution
product reviews with a review of Lycoris desktop/lx. And too our
surprise, it is pretty damn good. Is Lycoris the first "granny
proof" linux distro?
Caldera Linux Advisory: DNS resolver libraries (2002-08-06 21:46:45)
"From CERT CA-2002-19: A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in
multiple implementations of DNS resolver libraries..."
ZDNet UK: ISIS to Provide 'Open Source' Security Information (2002-08-06 20:30:59)
"Four independent projects working on software vulnerabilities
are to join together as ISIS, a security-focused initiative without
O'Reilly: CASE Tools: Large System Development (2002-08-06 19:00:08)
"We often see articles and other material written about Linux in
high-end database servers, DNA sequencing software, geologic
research, and embedded Linux. What we don't usually see is the
depth to which open source software and Linux are influencing the
way software is created..."
OSNews: Update on Red Hat's Limbo Progress (2002-08-06 17:30:42)
"I say this sincerely, and I know it will incite serious debate,
but I say it remaining as intentional and deliberate as I can: I
believe what you witness, as you install and use Limbo, is the
'first draft,' so to speak, of a true Windows killer..."
ServerWatch: July 2002 Netcraft, Security Space Survey Results (2002-08-06 16:00:10)
ServerWatch has posted two Web site surveys', Netcraft and
Security Space, results on their site. Both are linked to give some
measure of comparison for Apache's performance last month.
Red Hat Linux Advisories: gaim, openssl (2002-08-06 15:49:35)
Two advisories from Red Hat Linux.
Linux Journal: OpenLDAP with Linux and Windows (2002-08-06 14:30:47)
"The 'Students' Project at the University of Verona is based on
OpenLDAP (it's an open-source implementation of LDAP) for managing
the centralized authentication of both Windows and Linux
laboratories, as well as mail accounts for professors and students
from all departments..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Open Sesame, for Tight Security (2002-08-06 13:00:29)
"No information security panoply is complete without open-source
systems guarding the approaches to the corporate sanctum
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: wwwoffle (2002-08-06 12:43:32)
"A problem with wwwoffle has been discovered. The web proxy
didn't handle input data with negative Content-Length settings
properly which causes the processing child to crash..."
NetworkWorldFusion: LinuxWorld Comes of Age with Big-Name Players (2002-08-06 11:30:59)
"New enterprise Linux clustering, database and desktop software,
along with intriguing first-time exhibitors and high-powered
speakers, will bolster the LinuxWorld Expo 2002 next week..."
Kernel Traffic #178 by Zack Brown (2002-08-06 10:00:46)
The latest message traffic from the Linux kernel development
Kernel Cousin GNUe #40 (2002-08-06 08:30:26)
The latest news from the GNUe project.
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (August 5) (2002-08-06 07:00:30)
This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.
Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (August 5) (2002-08-06 05:30:00)
All the latest news from the Tcl world.
Release Digest: General, August 5, 2002 (2002-08-06 05:00:30)
Today's General apps: Final Scratch, xine 0.9.13, and Webglimpse
Release Digest: GNOME, August 5, 2002 (2002-08-06 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gnome-panel 2.0.4, gnome-session 2.0.5, and
Conectiva Linux Advisory: sendmail (2002-08-06 04:53:07)
"As publicized by lumpy and reported in the sendmail website,
a local user can stop the mail service (in the sense of "freezing"
some operations) by holding an exclusive reading lock on some
specific sendmail files (using a system call like flock())..."
CNET News: Putting Fun Back into Hacking (2002-08-06 03:00:25)
"In a dim section of the main ballroom at the Alexis Park Hotel,
hackers were trying to break into the computer systems of current
stock market favorite Weiss Labs..."
Computer Reseller News: Linux For Business (2002-08-06 01:00:41)
"Many of the key barriers to Linux's acceptance in the business
marketplace are falling, according to CRN's Monthly
Solution Provider Survey..."
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre1 (2002-08-06 00:34:33)
Full changelog, link within.