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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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....