A flaw in the HTTP and FTP client sub-library of libxml2  found by Yuuichi Teranishi can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow if passed a very long URL . This could be used by an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the host computer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project assigned the id CAN-2004-0110  to the problem.
I just bought a new digital camera, and before I bought it I didn't bother to check whether it was a Linux-compatible model. I didn't care. I knew that I would have no trouble getting its output into my computer with a USB cardreader. USB cardreaders have effectively made almost all digital cameras Linux-compatible.
A cross-site scripting bug in the 'create' CGI script affects versions of Mailman 2.1 before 2.1.3. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2003-0992 to this issue.
Arkateq is a company committed to open source and specifically the benefits involved in implementing Linux solutions correctly... Arkateq has committed itself to its customers which include the Computer Society of South Africa, Department of Defence, CSIR and ERA Properties, to name a few. This commitment involves supplying solutions as well as knowledge and with the start of monthly training sessions, has now been formalised.
Overall, I think the LinuxCertified laptop met its goals admirably. Not having to load and troubleshoot the installation, alone makes the base price of $1399 a real Linux bargain.
Red Hat, Inc. and the Fedora Project today announced the availability of a port of Fedora Core 1 to AMD64 - the first 64-bit port of a Fedora Project core release.
In an email sent today to shareholders, and following recent good financial news, Mandrakesoft announced the filing in January of a plan to exit the Chapter-11 like protection status. The company also announced that the company's stock will resume trading on Euronext on next monday (March 8th).
Mumbai based IT Security consultancy firm Network Intelligence India (NII), has implemented a Linux firewall solution called IPTables for Greater Bombay Co-operative Bank Ltd., but not without the usual ‘driver availability hiccup’.
Linux, UNIX and Open source software has been the bedrock of the Internet for many years before its commercialization. In order to positively develop Nigeria's Internet culture and use the internet as a platform to increase the country's intellectual capital, Nigeria needs to embrace the technology and culture of Linux and open source.
There are advantages to openness, though not the one most often cited. Open source developers have got to be more careful and security-conscious than their closed-source counterparts. This encourages a better product overall.
Mandrakelinux 10.0, says Francois Bancilhon, CEO of Mandrakesoft, "marks the beginning of a re-energised drive by Mandrakesoft to achieve worldwide Linux adoption." ... Fighting talk.
Updated util-linux packages that fix an information leak in the login program are now available.
Wind River System Inc.'s rapid conversion from a Linux detractor to Linux lover, culminated this week with a partnership between the Alameda embedded software vendor and leading Linux distributor Red Hat Inc.
Berlin economist, Dr. Gregory Rimini, offers some interesting insights into the phenomenon of FOSS. The perspective is that of someone with first hand experience living under Communism.
Blake Stowell, SCO's director of communications, acknowledged that the 'Halloween X' memo from Wednesday is real. The memo showed that Microsoft was behind Baystar's $50 million investment and thus put $86 million into SCO.
Venture Development Corporation (VDC) has released summary findings from studies examining the use of commercial operating systems and development tools in the telecommunications and industrial automation markets. The reports find Linux "making inroads" in telecom, and "expected to increase rapidly" in industrial automation.
Dr. Robert Roebling of the wxEmbedded project reports progress toward bringing wxWidgets to Familiar, a Linux distribution mainly for the HP/Compaq iPAQ PDA. wxWidgets, formerly wxWindows, is an open source framework for multi-platform user interface development that relies on each platform's native widget set, preserving a native look and feel.
Linux Kernel 2.6 has been in stable release for months now, which is like dog's years in kernel time. Kernel releases are exciting times for Linux geeks, because it's just plain fun to be able to replace the kernel on a system, or have several different kernels installed, and choose among them as the whim strikes. Oh yes, you want to gain improved performance and functionality, too.
VNUNet interviews Stuart Cohen, the chief executive of the Open Source Development Labs.
Macromedia will begin experimenting with Linux support, releasing versions of its development tools that work with the open-source operating system, a company executive said on Thursday.