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Linux News for Nov 07, 2002

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: kerberos (Apr 02, 2003, 16:39)
    "Updated Kerberos packages for Red Hat Linux 9 fix a number of vulnerabilities found in MIT Kerberos..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: squirrelmail (Jan 02, 2003, 17:27)
    "A cross site scripting vulnerability has been discovered in squirrelmail, a feature-rich webmail package written in PHP4..."

  • MozillaNews: Review: Phoenix 0.4 (Nov 07, 2002, 23:30)
    "After watching the exponential improvements in each new version of Phoenix, I worried the next version couldn't possibly keep up the improvement pace, but I am happy to say that version 0.4 succeeds in keeping the same blistering rate of progress..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: kerberos (Nov 07, 2002, 23:29)
    "A remotely exploitable stack buffer overflow has been found in the Kerberos v4 compatibility administration daemon distributed with the Red Hat Linux krb5 packages..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: squirrelmail (Nov 07, 2002, 23:28)
    "Several cross site scripting vulnerabilities have been found in squirrelmail, a feature-rich webmail package written in PHP4..."

  • CNET News: Does Mozilla Do It Better? (Nov 07, 2002, 22:00)
    "A list making the rounds on the Internet's newsgroups and discussion boards says you can do more things with the Mozilla browser than you can with Microsoft's Internet Explorer--101 things, to be precise..."

  • The Register: Turbolinux Sells Clustering Business to Start-Up (Nov 07, 2002, 20:30)
    "Asian Linux distributor Turbolinux Inc has sold its EnFuzion clustering software to start-up Axceleon Inc, which has been founded by three ex-Turbolinux employees with the backing of investment firm Havenhill Technologies Group..."

  • Sydney Morning Herald: Labor Backs Open Source Software for e-Government Projects (Nov 07, 2002, 19:00)
    More on Open Source use coming out of Australia: "Open source software can provide greater security and innovation in the delivery of e-Government services, and should be investigated immediately by Government agencies and departments, the Shadow Minister for Information Technology, Senator Kate Lundy said today..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Red Hat Tour Seeks Feedback From Community (Nov 07, 2002, 17:30)
    "There is something mystical about searching across the country for the answers one seeks. The journey and the open road all hold strong sway over our imaginations--then there's the Red Hat Road Tour 2002, which pretty much blows that kind of fanciful thinking right out of the water. Still, the five-man crew of the giant red RV is driving across the US in search of their own answers... but will they find them? Brian Proffitt reports on the tour's visit to his hometown..."

  • Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: wmaker (Nov 07, 2002, 17:16)
    "When creating an image it would allocate a buffer by multiplying the image width and height, but did not check for an overflow. This makes it possible to overflow the buffer..."

  • Red Hat Linux Advisory: glibc (Nov 07, 2002, 17:14)
    "A read buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the glibc resolver code in versions of glibc up to and including 2.2.5..."

  • InfoWorld: Stallman: Disk, I/O Issues Delay GNU OS (Nov 07, 2002, 16:00)
    "The release of a production version of the free GNU operating system (OS) has been delayed beyond the end of the year, as the current development version of the system does not support large disk partitions and high speed serial I/O..."

  • CNET News: Microsoft Memo: Linux Fight Backfiring (Nov 07, 2002, 14:30)
    Yesterday's Halloween VII document leaked from Microsoft has garnered the attention of the media--even the Wall Street Journal. For those of us who don't have subscriptions to that publication, here's CNET's take on the events surrounding the marketing survey detailed in the leaked memo.

  • Linux Journal: More on Libranet 2.7 (Nov 07, 2002, 13:00)
    "In search of a practical Linux for his laptop, our publisher takes a trip with Libranet, the easy-to-install Debian distribution..."

  • eWeek: Sistina, Mainline Team on Linux on the Mainframe (Nov 07, 2002, 11:00)
    "Storage company Sistina Software and solutions provider Mainline Information Systems Inc. have formed an alliance to deliver a Linux-based data-sharing solution for the IBM S/390 and zSeries platforms..."

  • Technology Review: MIT's Superarchive (Nov 07, 2002, 09:00)
    "The result of a two-year collaboration of the MIT Libraries and Hewlett-Packard, DSpace is built on open-source software and is available to anyone free of charge. But it's even more important to note that many believe this groundbreaking effort will fundamentally change the way scholars disseminate their research findings..."

  • AllLinuxDevices: MontaVista Linux Powers Sony Internet-Connected Video Recorder (Nov 07, 2002, 07:00)
    "MontaVista Software, Inc.has announced that MontaVista Linux Professional Edition 2.1 is the chosen operating system for the CoCoon Channel Server, the new Internet-connected Personal Video Recorder (PVR) from Sony..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, November 6, 2002 (Nov 07, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Qt 3.0.6, Xpertmud 3.0alpha2, Video4Linux Grab 0.2.2, QHacc :: KHacc 1.0, XDrawChem 1.6, MySQL Control Center 0.8.6, myldapklient 0.6.3, Ksubeditor 0.13rc1, Kalbum 0.7.0, and qDecision 1.1.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, November 6, 2002 (Nov 07, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Kiwi 0.5.0 and guile-gobject-0.4.0.

  • NewsForge: A Kinder, Gentler Perens is Going Global Now (Nov 07, 2002, 03:00)
    "One thing you have to admire about Bruce Perens: he has lots of ideas and he's not afraid to implement them. Before the door was fully closed behind him at HP, he started Sincere Choice to counter Microsoft's 'Software Choice' initiative. Now he's heading up a new non-profit: the Global Technology Policy Institute..."

  • The Register: NEC Unveils Fault-Tolerant Linux Server (Nov 07, 2002, 01:00)
    "NEC Corp has announced the European release of its first fault-tolerant Linux server, the Express5800/320La, which has been developed in conjunction with fault tolerant server specialist Stratus Technologies Inc..."