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EnGarde Secure Linux alert: 'tcpdump' multiple vulnerabilities.

Several buffer overflows were recently discovered in tcpdump, a program used for inspecting network traffic. By sending specially constructed packets across the wire a malicious remote attacker could cause tcpdump to crash or potentially run arbitrary code as the user under which tcpdump was being run.

Database deathmatch?

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 5:56 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
At the same time, MySQL use increased by 30% among the same group -- impressive, even counting that MySQL started from a smaller base.

FSF to hold SCO conference

  • p2pnet.net, Canada (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: GNU, SCO
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) says it'll hold a press conference to, "discuss the strengths and successes of the GNU General Public License (GPL)" and to

Questioning the Monoculture Argument

  • ADT Magazine (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Apache serves more Web sites than IIS these days, and other software (such as BIND and sendmail) is much more ubiquitous on the Internet than anything

A Secure and Easy-to-Use Mail Transfer Agent for Unix O'Reilly ...

  • Help Net Security, Croatia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Its straightforward administration is managed with only two configuration files, eliminating much of the complexity that sendmail is known for, and it employs

Linux World Expo - my schedule

  • FreeBSD Diary (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
On Friday, I wrote about heading down to Linux World Expo. Since then I've become convinced that this event has not been widely advertised.

Big vendors lead leap to Linux

  • Linux World, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
County's government operations have around 15,000 users, and the county's IT officials would love nothing more than to cut licensing costs by adopting a Linux

Bennett wins Linux conference programming contest

  • The Age, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: IBM; Story Type: News Story
South Australia's Geoffrey D. Bennett has won the winner of the 2004 IBM HackFest held at Australia's national Linux conference, linux.conf.au, and will

Veritas Adds Linux Support for Utility Computing

  • InternetNews.com (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Like many software companies, VERITAS Software (Quote, Chart) has queued up a news announcement surrounding the Linux operating system in time for the

Linux users worldwide pursued for licence fee

  • InSourced, UK (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Groups: SCO; Story Type: News Story
The SCO Intellectual Property (IP) License permits the use of SCO's intellectual property, in binary form only, as contained in Linux distributions.

Next Linux kernel gets Aussie animal name

  • ZDNet.co.uk, UK (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:13 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The next release of the Linux kernel will be named after an Australian animal following a frenzied bidding war at Linux.conf.au 2004 in Adelaide.

Debian alert: kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips

Paul Starzetz discovered a flaw in bounds checking in mremap() in the Linux kernel (present in version 2.4.x and 2.6.x) which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges. Version 2.2 is not affected by this bug.

Alternate Browser Mozilla 1.6 Releases

  • CMPnetAsia, Singapore (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Mozilla; Story Type: News Story
Mozilla.org late last week released the final version of Mozilla 1.6, its suite of open-source Web tools that includes a browser and e-mail client.

Mysql AB eyes larger enterprise focus in latest database solution

  • eChannelLine, Canada (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
MySQL AB has steered towards the MySQL developer community this week an alpha development release of its latest open source database software version for it to

64-bit Linux speeds IC design tool

  • Eetasia.com (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
is reporting significant speed and capacity increases for its PD Optimizer tool suite on 64-bit Opteron and Athlon processors running Linux - even compared to

Bakbone strengthens its global Linux advantage

  • Computerworld Australia, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
BakBone Software, a global provider of data protection software, has unveiled Linux Advantage, a worldwide initiative aimed to support Linux distributors.

Linux not ready to kill Unix - - yet

  • iT News, Australia (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
By Angus Kidman, iTnews. Despite the relentless march of Linux, major vendors believe commercial Unix releases aren't ready for the scrapheap yet. centre of the

Global legal action looms over use of Linux

  • Financial Times (subscription), UK (Posted by dave on Jan 19, 2004 4:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some of the world's biggest companies could shortly face lawsuits over their use of the Linux computer operating system, the executive at the centre of the

The Case for a RISC OS Package Manager

Examples include apt and dpkg (used by the Debian Project), rpm (the Redhat Package Manager) and Portage (part of Gentoo Linux).

Mandrakemove First Impressions: The Human Interface

My hope is to make the community aware of some of the outstanding issues with running MandrakeMove and not to discredit the countless hours Mandrake employees

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