Jose Duart of the Google Security Team discovered a double free flaw
(CVE-2014-8137) and a heap-based buffer overflow flaw (CVE-2014-8138)
in JasPer, a library for manipulating JPEG-2000 files. A specially
crafted file could cause an application using JasPer to crash or,
possibly, execute arbitrary code.
German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when cellular networks are using the most advanced encryption now available.
The flaws, to be reported at a hacker conference in Hamburg this month, are the latest evidence of widespread insecurity on SS7, the global network that allows the world's cellular carriers to route calls, texts and other services to each other. Experts say it's increasingly clear that SS7, first designed in the 1980s, is riddled with serious vulnerabilities that undermine the privacy of the worldâs billions of cellular customers.
Jolla released the tenth major update for Sailfish today, bumping the version number to the as always very useful and helpful 188.8.131.52. The name of the update, also as always in Finnish, isn't helping either: Vaarainjärvi. Joking aside, this tenth update is a massive one - virtually every aspect of the operating system is touched upon in some way, from the lower levels all the way up to UI tweaks.
It's 1.5GB in size, which is pretty huge in Sailfish terms, so make sure to have enough free space for the initial download.
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.5.0, the latest build in the long line of development releases that characterise this Debian-based distribution with Enlightenment 17: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of beta version 2.5.0. This new version includes: Linux kernel optimizations -....
Jonathan Riddell has announced the availability of the initial development release of "Vivid Vervet", a family of Ubuntu distribution that will eventually bear the version number 15.04. This first alpha build is available for Kubuntu (now with Plasma 5 as the default KDE), Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu....
John Martinson has announced the availability of a brand-new edition of Robolinux with the lightweight LXDE as the default desktop. Extremely fast and containing a pre-configured VirtualBox for running other operating systems from within Robolinux, it is, according to the developers, the project's best release to-date. From the....