Linux News for Feb 21, 2003
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: slocate (2004-01-20 19:51:26)
"A vulnerability was discovered in slocate... whereby a
specially crafted database could overflow a heap-based
Release Digest: GNOME, February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21 23:30:48)
Today's GNOME apps: Gnome Remote Connection Manager 0.1.4 and
GNOME System Tools 0.23.
Release Digest: KDE, February 21, 2003 (2003-02-21 23:30:30)
Today's KDE apps: Scribus 0.9.7, Evolvotron 0.0.3, Kopete
0.6.1a, Qtstalker 0.16, and Space Hulk 1.2.1.
The Star: Swiss Crack SSL, Experts Go 'Ho-Hum' (2003-02-21 22:00:28)
"Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology in
Lausanne (EPFL) said on Thursday that they had managed to hack into
the most commonly used security system for credit card payments and
banking over the Internet..."
Red Hat Linux Advisory: VNC (2003-02-21 21:44:56)
"Updated VNC packages are available to fix a challenge replay
vulnerability and a weak cookie vulnerability..."
DesktopLinux.com: A Consumer's New Choice: Using Linux at Home [Parts One & Two] (2003-02-21 20:30:51)
"Now Murphy examines the risks and rewards in the decision to
use Linux for the average computer user. Each part in the series
explores one aspect of the 'Linux-at-home decision...'"
eWeek: IBM Speeds Up Its Entry-level Unix Server (2003-02-21 19:00:36)
Linux and AIX alike will run on this new product offering.
PR: SuSE Linux Extends Server Maintenance to Five Years (2003-02-21 17:30:26)
After Red Hat and Mandrake released their own product support
cycles, SuSE has announced their own five-year support plan for
their Enterprise Server.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: openssl (2003-02-21 17:26:28)
"In an upcoming paper, Brice Canvel (EPFL), Alain Hiltgen (UBS),
Serge Vaudenay (EPFL), and Martin Vuagnoux (EPFL, Ilion) describe
and demonstrate a timing-based attack on CBC ciphersuites in SSL
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.21pre4-ac5 (2003-02-21 15:48:17)
Changelog, link within.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: slocate (2003-02-21 15:45:51)
"A buffer overflow in the setuid program slocate can be used to
execute arbitrary code as superuser..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft Woos Academic World (2003-02-21 14:30:47)
"Continuing efforts to woo academia, Microsoft Thursday said it
will release Visual Studio .NET 2003 Academic Edition to U.S.
schools in conjunction with professional versions of the
O'Reilly: Secure Chat with YTalk and SSH (2003-02-21 13:00:52)
"One day I realized that I might want to chat with my buddies,
coworkers, and fellow conspirators securely without depending on
3rd party commercial utilities. Maybe there were firewalls that I
needed to get through where server security was at a
Debian.org: Debian Project Leader Elections 2003 (2003-02-21 11:30:47)
The platforms for the four Debian Project leader candidates have
been released. Links to each candidate's platform within.
OSNews: Choosing Between the Big Linux Distros (2003-02-21 10:00:13)
"I decided to start using Linux a few months ago around the time
Mandrake went to version 9 and Red Hat to version 8. With all the
hype I figured I'd give it a try..."
LinuxHardware.org: Barton Vs. Hyper-Threading (2003-02-21 08:30:52)
"Which processor will now hold the performance lead? We pair
these processors up with the latest chipsets on both sides, nForce2
for AMD and E7205 for Intel. Here we go again..."
InfoWorld: Lindows Shopping (2003-02-21 07:00:20)
"Bottom line: If Joe Sixpack can buy a Lindows machine at
Wal-Mart for $200 (and he can) and make it work as the family
computer, then the knowledge workers who use computers in your
enterprise every day can also make the adjustment..."
Release Digest: KDE, February 20, 2003 (2003-02-21 05:00:20)
Today's KDE apps: Mesh Viewer 0.1.2, LibChipCard :: KDE 0.8,
Kopete 0.6.1a, Kbilliards 0.4b, Kodicefiscale 3.0, imgSeek 0.6.4,
QUB 0.7.1, Kopete 0.6.1, Qastrocam 3.5, and Kopete 0.6.1.
Release Digest: GNU, February 20, 2003 (2003-02-21 05:00:00)
Today's GNU app: GNU nano 1.2.0.
The Age: AUUG Launches Open Computing Directory (2003-02-21 04:00:04)
"The Australian Unix Users' Group has launched an 'Australian
Open Computing Directory' to help put buyers in touch with
suppliers, a media release says..."
The Register: IBM Pitches eServer iSeries to Wider User Base (2003-02-21 02:30:21)
"Recent announcements by IBM may succeed in giving the iSeries a
significant boost in its appeal to a much broader user base..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.62-ac1 (2003-02-21 01:47:23)
Changelog, link within.
Tectonic: 'Mad Dog' Hall Spreads Linux Word in South Africa (2003-02-21 01:00:48)
"[Hall] said too often businesses had to adjust their internal
processes and behaviours to fit in with the requirements of the
software rather than the software fitting in with their individual