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Mandrake alert: Updated ethereal packages fix vulnerabilities

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in versions of Ethereal prior to 0.10.0 that can be exploited to make Ethereal crash by injecting malformed packets onto the wire or by convincing a user to read a malformed packet trace file. The first vulnerability is in the SMB dissector and the second is in the Q.391 dissector. It is not known whether or not these issues could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Red Hat raises $600m

Leading Linux seller Red Hat has raised $600m through a bond offering, bringing its cash reserves to about $1bn. Red Hat announced

Red Hat update for CVS

Red Hat has issued updated packages for cvs. These fix a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious users to create arbitrary

Interview: Richard Stallman on 20 years of GNU

  • PC Pro, UK (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
Last week saw the 20th anniversary of Richard Stallman's decision to quit the MIT and start the GNU Project in 1984, with a goal to creating a platform using

Windows 98 lifeline 'prompted by Linux threat'

The growing threat from Linux is responsible for Microsoft's last-minute decision to extend the life of Windows 98. Analysts say

Aid group to defend Linux suits

  • San Jose Mercury News, CA (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 7:26 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
A consortium of Linux software advocates announced plans Monday to raise $10 million to pay the legal fees of companies sued by SCO Group for copyright

Novell deepens Linux commitment

  • ZDNet.co.uk, UK (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Novell; Story Type: News Story
Network software maker Novell continued its move into the Linux market with the release on Tuesday of its first Linux-based desktop services package.

Value 'sells Linux to government'

  • ZDNet.co.uk, UK (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
That was the message that emerged on the first day of the Linux and Open Source in Government conference in Adelaide, which is preceding the 2004 Linux.conf.au

Beginning Red Hat Linux 9

  • Help Net Security, Croatia (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 7:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Available for download is chapter 1 entitled "Installing Red Hat Linux 9". I've had the pleasure to review several books about Red Hat Linux.

Montavista Linux Powers New GIGA STREAM Universal Navigation ...

company powering the embedded revolution, and GIGA STREAM, a world leader in mobile network infrastructure products, today announced that MontaVista(R) Linux(R

Red Hat hands over eCos copyright

Red Hat is handing over all its copyrights in the embedded real-time eCos open source operating system to the Free Software Foundation (FSF). using 'free' software

Mysql Update Targets Enterprise

  • Article Central, United States (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 4:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
(Article Central) Database software developer MySQL AB released version 5.0 Alpha of its open source database server on Monday, incorporating more enterprise

Red Hat raises $500 million with bond

Linux seller Red Hat raised 00 million Monday through a bond offering, bringing its cash reserves to about billion. The Raleigh

Yahoo's Risky Antispam Gambit

  • BusinessWeek (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yahoo's plan is to write open-source software for popular e-mail server programs such as QMail and SendMail that would check all incoming messages to ensure

Freebsd 5.2 is here

  • Help Net Security, Croatia (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
fixed. More information can be found in security advisory FreeBSD-SA-03:12. A buffer overflow in sendmail has been fixed. More information to ensure

Shuttling Along: A Second Look at the SB62G2

  • Open for Business (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNU; Story Type: News Story
is an excellent little machine, as we noted last time, but there is still that one important detail that needs to be considered: how does it work with GNU/Linux

Intel, IBM help defend Linux users

  • Houston Chronicle, TX (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM, Intel; Story Type: News Story
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Intel and IBM are among the contributors to a legal fund that will help companies running Linux software defray the cost of defending

Novell Completes Acquisition of SUSE LINUX

brings global technical support, consulting and training services and industry-leading networking and security to Linux

Microsoft ads bash rival Linux

SEATTLE — Microsoft and IBM have squared off in dueling ad campaigns that underscore the rising threat Linux poses to Microsoft, the No. 1 software maker. New Linux

Noie: Forget open source, what about open standards?

  • iT News, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 13, 2004 4:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The federal government appears unlikely to endorse proposals to make open source software its preferred solution, but it is keen to promote the use of open

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