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Major vulnerability in Sendmail 8.13.5 and earlier versions

  • (Posted by dave on Mar 22, 2006 12:43 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements
Sendmail, Inc. has recently become aware of a security vulnerability in certain versions of sendmail Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) and UNIX and Linux products that contain it. Sendmail was notified by security researchers at ISS that, under some specific timing conditions, this vulnerability may permit a specifically crafted attack to take over the sendmail MTA process, allowing remote attackers to execute commands and run arbitrary programs on the system running the MTA, affecting email delivery, or tampering with other programs and data on this system.

Interconnection rate drops don't always benefit customers

Decreases in the telecommunication interconnection rates between network operators in Africa don't always lead to reductions in the prices customers are charged for telecommunications services, according to a new report report released this week.

Open-xchange Announces Open Source Collaboration Virtual Appliance

This is a perfect example of a company claiming open source status and their product code isn't open source. This is the page that actually shows there bait and switch tactics. Scroll down the page. I hope you understand the concern. If they operated in the US, I would report them to our attorney general and have them shutdown.

I wonder about the difference between these tactics and Microsoft's. -Ed.

Novell announces workgroup collaboration, management package

At Novell's BrainShare user conference this week in Salt Lake City, the company launched a suite of Linux software for workgroups in the enterprise.

Linux lab mending fences with techies

Open Source Development Labs expects the group to foster closer ties with sometimes-disgruntled programmers.

Why the GPL Doesn't Need to be Tested in the Courts

The FSF's General Counsel, Eben Moglen, explains why there is no situation in which the brokenness or otherwise of the GPL is ever an issue: thanks to copyright law, GPL violators are always in the wrong.

OSDL Forms New Technical Advisory Board

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by tadelste on Mar 22, 2006 9:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Key Linux and Open Source Software Developers to Advise OSDL on Community Needs, Technical Requirements

Resynthesizer changes your pictures

Resynthesizer is a texture-synthesis plugin for the GIMP.

EC rejects latest MS anti-trust spin

  • Reg Developer; By John Oates (Posted by tadelste on Mar 22, 2006 9:39 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The European Commission has dismissed Microsoft's latest attempt to placate the regulators by offering free support to licensees signing up to see server code.

Dutch court upholds Creative Commons licence

Unambiguous win for Adam Curry

Encryption for the masses

File and disk encryption needs to be simple and easy if it's going to be used. This article looks at Apple's FileVault and takes a sneak peak at what's coming in Windows Vista.

Novell eats its own dog food

It's a little thing, but I've always found it annoying that when I go to Linux tradeshows and the like, I see many companies still running Windows and using Microsoft Office on their PCs.

Microsoft tries to placate EU

Microsoft will offer free unlimited technical support to those who license its workgroup server protocols, in its latest move to satisfy the European Commission that Microsoft is complying with the 2004 antitrust ruling against the company.

Carmony: Linux desktop demand inching into retail channel

Linspire President Kevin Carmony doesn't want Dell selling and promoting Linux desktops -- at least not yet.

Howto remove an user and improve security

Employee turnover in most organizations runs high. So unless you run a small shop with a stable user base, you need to learn how to clean up after an employee leaves. Too many so-called system administrators do not understand the stakes involved when they manage users. Disgruntled former employees can often cause significant trouble for a company by gaining access to the network.

Finland's Ministry of Defense Chooses Security and Stability

Novell has announced that Finland's Ministry of Defense will be implementing Novell® SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server for a wide range of different functions.

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

The Linux Link Tech Show, episode 128:
We talk to Dirk Hohndel, Intel's Director of Linux and Open Source Strategy
Linc talks about his new Intel based Mac-mini
Dan talks about his new LaGER podcast
And much, much more

Be sure to check us out live every Wednesday night at 8:30 PM, EST
Just point your favorite media player to any of the following streams:

You can also check out previous episodes from the download section of our home page

Fedora Core 5 Goes Gold

The latest version of Red Hat's community Linux offers several new desktop apps, advances in security and tighter Java integration.

Emu Software Enters Canadian Open Source Market

Savoir-Faire Linux and Emu Software: An alliance to guide you into the Linux World

Better Living Through Open Source?

Electronic governance promises to cut corruption and improve transparency, and open source software offers a way to break the South's technological dependence on industrialized countries [ED: "The South" being South America. - SR]

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