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The Democrats, Greens, and increasingly Labor, have had a deepening love affair with Linux and the open source software movement over the past 12 months.
A hole was discovered in the mremap. Through this hole, it is possible for anyone with a local account on the system to gain root privileges. See CAN-2004-0077 for additional details. This is the kernel 2.2.25 counterpart to the security hole fixed in TSLSA-2004-0007.
"The alliance focuses on providing Mardon clients' a complete selection of options and enhanced world-class solutions; such as nationwide placement of medical staff, medical forms acquisition, document imaging, financial management and leasing, targeted marketing and e-communications, and total system engineering and integration."
Beginning this year, city and provincial governments nationwide will adopt Linux operating system for digitalization projects, accelerating adoption of the government open-source software policy, while boosting demand for Linux programs.
There were 25 security alerts issued last week:
- 4 from Conectiva
- 10 from Debian
- 2 from Fedora
- 3 from Gentoo
- 1 from Mandrake
- 1 from Red Hat
- 2 from Slackware
- 1 from SUSE
- 1 from Trustix
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in pwlib, a library used to aid in writing portable applications, whereby a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code. This library is most notably used in several applications implementing the H.323 teleconferencing protocol, including the OpenH323 suite, gnomemeeting and asterisk.
During an audit, Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string vulnerability in hsftp. This vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker able to create files on a remote server with carefully crafted names, to which a user would connect using hsftp. When the user requests a directory listing, particular bytes in memory could be overwritten, potentially allowing arbitrary code to be executed with the privileges of the user invoking hsftp.
Wind River, a major force in software embedded in devices such as cell phones or factory robots, has signed a deal with leading Linux seller Red Hat to jointly develop a version of the open-source software, the companies plan to announce Monday.
Business and governments are starting to show a real interest in expanding their use of Linux operating system software from servers to employees' desktops. It had been a while since I tried out desktop versions of Linux, and the time seems ripe for a fresh look. The conclusion: While Linux isn't for everyone, it has come a long, long way.
Currently, the company has about 4,000 paying customers, who brought in more than $10 million in sales in 2003.
Ever wonder how much traffic your applications can take before they start to show strains? Or what usage peaks your hardware can withstand? You can avoid the guesswork with JMeter, an Apache Foundation Java project used to simulate and analyze workloads on any given resource.
The latest in the series of public sector open source trials will begin next month, with local government users keen to adopt the technology.
Red Hat and Wind River Partner to Develop Linux Based Solution for Device Software Optimization Wind River Systems and Red Hat; Industry leaders partner to jointly develop a new Linux distribution; Alliance extends market opportunities; Red Hat Embedded Linux with Wind River will enable device software optimization
You might think that working on the command line means you are sentenced to a desktop without graphics or digital images. But that's wrong thinking. You may also be surprised to learn that some popular GUI applications for image processing can also be used from the CLI. Today we'll take a look at three tools for capturing, displaying, and massaging images from the CLI. They are all (import, display, and mogrify) part of ImageMagick.
One of the guys in the office kept saying "Debian is the way to go", and that's the way we went. I think Debian's becoming the only solution.
Another blow for Microsoft: on the heels of a free alternative to its Office software, a no-charge alternative operating system to Windows is now flooding the country. Knoppix, a Hebrew operating system requiring no installation, is the first real threat to the Microsoft monopoly in Israel.
It's not a new O'Reilly and Associates book, but it *is*, perhaps, the most concise and unbiased synopsis of this whole SCO/IBM/Novell/Linux debacle.
A series of interesting professional and personal questions are asked of this QT developer. [ Thanks to KDE Dot News
for the link. ]
Who would have thought that in the seemingly techie world of computer software, there exists a movement, akin to the free speech movement in the 1960s, called the free software movement or the open source movement.
Epcom Corporation, a leader in educational and consulting services, today announced the release of its web based eLearning module "SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 System Administration".
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