Linux News for Oct 01, 2003
Mandrake Linux Advisory: mplayer (2004-04-06 00:59:49)
"A remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability was found
Mandrake Linux Advisory: openssl (2004-03-17 19:59:21)
"A vulnerability was discovered by the OpenSSL group using the
Codenomicon TLS Test Tool..."
CNET News: An Open-Source Letter (2003-10-01 23:30:11)
"In effect, SCO is seeking to prevent the Linux community from
correcting the alleged plagiarism so as to broaden and sustain its
prospects for royalties..."
Reuters: Sun Shares Tumble, Wall St Seeks Deeper Cost Cuts (2003-10-01 22:00:42)
"Shares in Sun Microsystems Inc. tumbled by nearly 15 percent on
Tuesday, driven lower by a surprise financial warning a day earlier
that prompted analysts to question whether the company has done
enough to cut costs and jobs..."
SUSE's New Offering Targets Home, Early Adopters (2003-10-01 20:30:58)
Two articles that each focus on a different aspect of
yesterday's announcement of SUSE LINUX 9.0. InformationWeek delves
into the 64-bit offering from SUSE, while NewsFactor looks into
SUSE's renewed push towards the home-user market.
NewsForge: Warren Togami on the New Fedora Project (2003-10-01 19:00:56)
"The recent merger of the Red Hat Linux Project with the Fedora
Project is an event rife with opportunities for confusion..."
Massachusetts In Heart of New Revolution (2003-10-01 18:00:32)
Apparently, the good citizens of Massachusetts are embroiled in
yet another revolution: this time, a war of words over a recent
decision to explore shifting the commonwealth's software to more
open-source offerings. The Council for Citizens Against Government
Waste has fired a volley denouncing such plans, to which Eric
Raymond has responded with a few shots of his own. Articles
SUSE LINUX Advisories: lsh, mysql (2003-10-01 17:59:33)
Two security advisories from SUSE LINUX AG.
CNET Asia: Korea Gov't Launches Switch to Open Source (2003-10-01 17:00:03)
"The South Korean government has announced a plan to have
proprietary software on a substantial number of its PCs and servers
replaced with open-source alternatives by 2007..."
Slackware Linux Advisory: OpenSSL (2003-10-01 16:59:30)
"Upgraded OpenSSL packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0,
9.1, and -current..."
internetnews.com: OpenOffice.org Renews Battle for Productivity Suite (2003-10-01 16:00:56)
"OpenOffice.org took another step in its quest to secure a place
in the office productivity suite space Wednesday with the release
of OpenOffice.org 1.1..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: openssl (2003-10-01 15:51:44)
"Two bugs were discovered in OpenSSL 0.9.6 and 0.9.7 by
Trustix AS Files Backruptcy, Distro Continues as Tawie (2003-10-01 15:00:21)
The Norwegian-based firm Trustix AS has announced its bankruptcy
plans, but users of Trustix Secure Linux can take heart in the
formation of a new spinoff firm that offers Tawie Server Linux.
Computer Business Review: SCO Turns Its Attention to SGI (2003-10-01 14:00:29)
"Silicon Graphics Inc says that it has received notice from SCO
Group Inc that the Unix vendor intends to terminate its Unix System
V license on the basis that SGI has breached the terms of the
eWeek: Why Use Windows Server When You Can Samba? (2003-10-01 13:00:41)
"Sick and tired of paying Microsoft Software Assurance/Licensing
6 prices for Windows file/print services? If that's you, you should
learn to do the latest Samba 3 file/print server dance from the
TechNewsWorld: Indemnification and Linux Insanity (2003-10-01 11:30:15)
"In the end, the Linux community must start thinking
strategically and move against the real threat that SCO represents
-- fear, uncertainty and doubt..."
siliconvalley.internet.com: NetIQ Has Something for Microsoft, Linux Users (2003-10-01 10:00:21)
"On the other side of the house, in the AppManager development
area, NetIQ has included support for Linux and Unix machines in its
MP3newswire.net: iRiver iHP-120 Plays Ogg Vorbis (2003-10-01 08:30:41)
"Ogg Vorbis shows such promise that iRiver also announced
several older portables will soon have firmware upgrades to the
developerWorks: Convert from HTML to XML with HTML Tidy (2003-10-01 07:00:33)
"This tip demonstrates how to convert HTML documents to XML (or
more specifically, XHTML) with a simple, open source tool, HTML
Tidy. This conversion is useful for webmasters who are migrating to
XML. It can also help XML converts who have to interface with
legacy HTML tools..."
Debian Weekly News - September 30, 2003 (2003-10-01 05:30:30)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Tcl-URL! Weekly Tcl News and Links (September 29) (2003-10-01 05:30:00)
Community Roundup: All the latest news from the
Release Digest: GNU, September 30, 2003 (2003-10-01 05:00:30)
Today's GNU app: Ocrad 0.4.
Release Digest: GNOME, September 30, 2003 (2003-10-01 05:00:00)
Today's GNOME apps: libglademm 2.1.0, gnocl 0.5.12, ffmpeg with
tv/radio 0.5.5, Bakery 1.3.11, and XML Security Library 1.2.0.
eWeek: Data at the Ready (2003-10-01 04:00:49)
"The DNA sequence of the entire human genome was mapped as of
April, but the battle to keep that massive amount of data available
and protected rages on..."
Mandrake Linux Advisory: mplayer (2003-10-01 03:59:13)
"A buffer overflow vulnerability was found in MPlayer that is
Engarde Secure Linux: openssl, openssl-misc (2003-10-01 03:58:06)
"An SSL/TLS testing suite developed by the NISCC (UK National
Infrastructure Security Co-Ordination Centre) uncovered ASN.1
parsing vulnerabilities in OpenSSL..."
Conectiva Linux Advisory: openssl (2003-10-01 02:29:23)
"NISCC developed a test suit to verify the behavior of SSL and
TLS implementations when presented with malformed client
Gentoo Linux Advisories: mpg123, teapop (2003-10-01 02:22:25)
Two security advisories from Gentoo Linux.
LinuxDevices: SnapGear Embedded Linux Distro Boasts 2.6 Kernel, Merged uClinux (2003-10-01 01:00:38)
"Version 3.0 of SnapGear Embedded Linux, based on Linux kernel
2.6, is now available for free download..."
dot.KDE.org: Poll: New Logo for KDE.org (2003-10-01 00:00:02)
"The KDE Web Team has set up a public poll to determine the new
logo for KDE.org..."