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Linux News for Nov 25, 2002

  • Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: samba (2004-10-04 02:58:51)
    "A security vulnerability has been located in Samba 2.2.x <= 2.2.11 and Samba 3.0.x <= 3.0.5..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: samba (2004-07-22 20:29:25)
    "Evgeny Demidov noticed that the internal routine used by the Samba Web Administration Tool (SWAT) to decode the base64 data during HTTP basic authentication is subject to a buffer overrun caused by an invalid base64 character..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: pine (2003-09-11 20:29:14)
    "The well known and widely used mail client pine is vulnerable to a buffer overflow..."

  • Community: Protest Launched Against Microsoft in Kerala, India Schools (2002-11-25 23:30:44)
    Members of FSUG-Kochi have submitted a memorandum to the Government of Kerala, one of India's states, protesting the use of Microsoft software in India's IT@SCHOOL project. This memorandum is linked within.

  • NewsForge: Linux Veteran Looks for Ways to Introduce Linux to Congress (2002-11-25 22:00:17)
    "A retired math professor and veteran Linux user is looking for help from the community to educate the U.S. Congress about Linux and win some converts on Capitol Hill..."

  • Boston Globe: Free Software vs. Goliaths (2002-11-25 20:30:04)
    "Still, the money's going to the Free Software Foundation, the Cambridge nonprofit group that might be termed the Vatican of the open-source software movement. Moglen's been fighting the foundation's legal battles for years, free of charge. You'd think that would be enough of a contribution..."

  • Trustix Secure Linux Advisory: samba (2002-11-25 20:26:49)
    "There was a bug in the length checking for encrypted password change requests from clients..."

  • SuSE, MandrakeSoft Each Announce New CEOs (2002-11-25 19:00:12)
    Both SuSE Linux and MandrakeSoft have announced new CEOs today. Find out more about the new head honchos from the press releases within.

  • San Jose Mercury News: Linux Makes Inroads Against Windows PCs (2002-11-25 18:00:36)
    "Could a wily little penguin disrupt Microsoft's desktop empire?"

  • Manilla Bulletin: Interest on Red Hat Linux Seen Growing Among Local Companies (2002-11-25 17:00:11)
    "Red Hat Linux, an open source operating system, has the potential in the local [Philippine] market particularly among large enterprises..."

  • SuSE Linux Advisory: pine (2002-11-25 16:35:14)
    "While parsing and escaping characters of eMail addresses pine does not allocate enough memory for storing the escaped mailbox part of an address. This results in a buffer overflow on the heap that will make pine crash..."

  • Conectiva Linux Advisory: samba (2002-11-25 16:33:53)
    "Steve Langasek and Eloy Paris discovered a vulnerability in Samba versions 2.2.2 to 2.2.6 which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code in the server context..."

  • Richmond Times-Dispatch: 'The Genie is Out of the Bottle' (2002-11-25 16:00:18)
    "The Richmond company is turning to free open-source software-development tools to design and test applications that it builds for clients... In the process, CapTech often saves thousands in project-development costs..."

  • eWeek: Linux 2.6 on Horizon (2002-11-25 14:30:55)
    "The next major release of the Linux kernel is on track for the first half of next year, with improvements in its ability to handle large amounts of memory and throughput..."

  • New Zealand Herald: Linux OS Free with Cheap PCs (2002-11-25 13:00:25)
    "The move comes hot on the heels of Dick Smith's launch of Linux PCs, which use the Mandrake Linux operating system. Both approaches cut costs by displacing Microsoft's Windows XP OS with a free Linux OS..."

  • Linux and Main: QtScape Needs Programmers if it is to Survive (2002-11-25 11:00:09)
    "The project is QtMozilla, formerly known as QtScape. Initially done as an exercise in porting, it later provided a QT/KDE front end to Mozilla. But it has gone unmaintained for some time and absent sustained interest is in danger of being dropped from the Mozilla CVS tree..."

  • PC World: Lindows vs. Windows: Round 3.0 (2002-11-25 08:00:36)
    "As for the Lindows OS's original claim to fame--its stated goal of running Windows applications as well as Linux ones--Robertson says that's no longer part of the strategy..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, November 24, 2002 (2002-11-25 05:00:30)
    This weekend's KDE apps: knoda 0.5.5, Mango 0.21, KDevelop 3.0a2, Thumber 1.1.0, K3b 0.7.5, Lekho 2002.11.17, CalcChecksum 0.3beta3, KnowIt 0.3, Thumber 1.1.1, and CalcChecksum 0.3.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, November 24, 2002 (2002-11-25 05:00:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: Straw 0.13.2, gnomemm 1.3.12, acme 1.99.10, gsoftpad-1.2, and gjots 0.5.

  • Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter -- Issue #69 (2002-11-25 03:00:53)
    Community Roundup: This week's summary: Top Story, It's Christmas at MandrakeStore!; Mandrake in the News, MozillaQuest & TweakHound.com; MandrakeClub, Club discounts -- Do you need DB2?; Business Case of the Week, StarSoft software development; This Week's Survey, Have you received your 9.0 Pack?' more.

  • Kernel Cousin Wine #145 by Brian Vincent (2002-11-25 01:00:32)
    Community Roundup: The latest message traffic for Wine development.