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 2015-05-23 DSA-3272 ipsec-tools - security update

Javantea discovered a NULL pointer dereference flaw in racoon, the Internet Key Exchange daemon of ipsec-tools. A remote attacker can use this flaw to cause the IKE daemon to crash via specially crafted UDP packets, resulting in a denial of service.

 2015-05-23 DSA-3271 nbd - security update

Tuomas Räsänen discovered that unsafe signal handling in nbd-server, the server for the Network Block Device protocol, could allow remote attackers to cause a deadlock in the server process and thus a denial of service.

 2015-05-22 DSA-3270 postgresql-9.4 - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system.


Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2015-05-25T08:01:35Z Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD/Jessie
more wishlist / too late for jessie
 2015-05-25T07:54:13Z DebianScience/Sage
mention required cython patches
 2015-05-25T02:14:31Z TopicDebianDevel
Automatically updated by ddtopic.pl

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 Sun, 24 May 2015 14:00:00 -0700 OpenStack Governance Bridges and Hierarchies in the 'Big Tent'

eWEEK: VIDEO: Mark McLoughlin, OpenStack technical director at Red Hat, discusses what the new 'Big Tent' approach will mean for OpenStack distributions.

 Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:00 -0700 Mark Shuttleworth considering Canonical IPO

 ZDnet: Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical and Ubuntu Linux, revealed that he's considering taking the company public.

 Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 -0700 Linux secrets most users don't know about

 ITworld: A reddit discussion that focused on things about Linux that most users don't know has gotten tons of responses, and some of them are quite interesting and informative.

 Sat, 23 May 2015 18:00:00 -0700 OpenStack isn't just ready for enterprise adoption, it's already there

 ZDnet: Forrester still worries about OpenStack in the enterprise.

 Sat, 23 May 2015 14:00:00 -0700 Akanda Pledges to Keep SDN Tech for OpenStack Open-Source

EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: VIDEO: Henrik Rosendahl, CEO of Akanada discusses his company's open-source SDN efforts for OpenStack

 Sat, 23 May 2015 10:00:00 -0700 How Cisco Enabled Comcast to Be an OpenStack Contributor

VIDEO: Lew Tucker, vice president and CTO of cloud computing at Cisco, discusses his firm's OpenStack efforts, internally and with customers.

 Sat, 23 May 2015 06:00:00 -0700 Cloud Driving HP's Server Business Forward

Datamation: HP reports its second quarter fiscal 2015 results as the company continues to prepare for its big separation.

 Fri, 22 May 2015 23:00:00 -0700 Fedora 22 is “Go” for May 26!

Fedora Magazine: That’s right — the bits are heading out the door

 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:00:00 -0700 Why Do People Contribute to Open Source Projects?

Make Use Off: Open source development is the future of software.


OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Sun, 24 May 2015 21:31:56 GMT Intel's contributions in Microsoft Edge
Intel has been contributing to Chakra, the JavaScript engine for Microsoft Edge (and previously Internet Explorer), since 2012, bringing their expertise in web runtime development and JIT code generation. Recently, Intel expanded its efforts by contributing to the larger Microsoft Edge codebase, specifically focused in the areas of graphics and performance optimizations. Intel has been a major contributor to open source browser engines such as WebKit, Blink, and Gecko, and with our expanded collaboration, they are now directly contributing to the Microsoft Edge codebase to deliver an improved browsing experience for Windows 10. Whil this is very interesting, instead of working with just a few partners, Microsoft should've just opened the code for their new rendering engine altogether. At this point, it makes little sense to keep this kind of important code closed. When it comes to open source, the new Microsoft is only a little bit new.
 Sun, 24 May 2015 21:29:17 GMT qboot, a minimal x86 firmware for QEMU
Enter qboot, a minimal x86 firmware that runs on QEMU and, together with a slimmed-down QEMU configuration, boots a virtual machine in 40 milliseconds on an Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor. The code's on github.
 Sun, 24 May 2015 21:26:35 GMT The first first-person shooter
The year was 1973. They were high school seniors in a work-study program with NASA, tasked with testing the limits of the Imlac PDS-1 and PDS-4 minicomputers. Their maze program flickered into life with simple wireframe graphics and few of the trappings of modern games. You could walk around in first person, looking for a way out of the maze, and that's about it. There were no objects or virtual people. Just a maze. But Maze would evolve over the summer and the years that followed. Soon two people could occupy the maze together, connected over separate computers. Then they could shoot each other and even peek around corners. Before long, up to eight people could play in the same maze, blasting their friends across the ARPANET - a forebear to the internet. Two decades before id Software changed the game industry with Wolfenstein 3D and Doom, Colley, Palmer and MIT students Greg Thompson and Dave Lebling invented the first-person shooter. Amazing story.

DistroWatch.com: News   [more] [xml]
 2015-05-25T00:20:27+00:00 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 611
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Exploring Kubuntu 15.04News: openSUSE adopts Plasma 5, Neil McGovern discusses DPL tasks and recent Linux kernels hit with ext4 bugTips and tricks: Ubuntu's Snappy package managerTorrent corner: Handylinux, PC-BSD, Q4OSReleased last week: PC-BSD 10.1.2Upcoming releases: Fedora 22Opinion poll: Favourite desktopNew distributions: K-Mint....
 2015-05-22T17:11:00+00:00 Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2.2
The development team behind the Debian-based Q4OS distribution have announced the availability of Q4OS 1.2.2. This new release presents a minor update to the Q4OS 1.2 series and introduces a new graphical package manager, called Software Centre. "We introduce the new 'Software Centre' in this version, now it....
 2015-05-18T13:33:28+00:00 BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2
Ken Moore has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.1.2. The PC-BSD project offers users a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project also provides a server edition, called TrueOS. The latest release of PC-BSD allows users to maintain their home directories on an encrypted external drive and....

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