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Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2015-08-31 DSA-3346 drupal7 - security update

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Drupal, a content management framework:

 2015-08-29 DSA-3345 iceweasel - security update

Multiple security issues have been found in Iceweasel, Debian's version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

 2015-08-27 DSA-3344 php5 - security update

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the PHP language:


Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2015-09-01T15:50:14Z Teams/LXQtPackagingTeam
 2015-09-01T15:45:43Z DebianIndia/MiniDebConf2015/Pune
 2015-09-01T15:33:59Z FreedomBox/Hardware/Debian
/etc/network/interfaces issue

Linuxtoday.com   [more] [xml]
 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:00:00 -0700 How to speed up apache with mod_pagespeed and Memcached on Ubuntu 15.04

 HowToForge: This tutorial shows how to improve the page load times of your website by using the Google mod_pagespeed module for Apache in conjunction with the fast in-memory cache Memcached.

 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:00 -0700 Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

InfoWorld: Mozilla's mission is at risk. That, in turn, could put the entire Web at risk.

 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:00:00 -0700 Using tshark to Watch and Inspect Network Traffic

LinuxJournal: What you may not know is that there exists a console version of Wireshark called tshark.


OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:08:12 GMT Genode 15.08 runs on top of the Muen separation kernel
The Genode project announced the version 15.08 of their OS framework. The most prominent topics of the current release are the use of Genode as day-to-day operating system by their developers and the added ability to run Genode-based systems on top of the Muen separation kernel. Where monolithic kernel architectures represent one extreme with respect to kernel complexity, separation kernels mark the opposite end. The code complexity of monolithic OS kernels such as Linux is usually counted in terms of millions of lines of code. In stark contrast, modern microkernels such as NOVA and seL4 are comprised of only ten thousand lines of code. Separation kernels go even a step further by reducing the code complexity to only a few thousand lines of code. How is that possible? The answer lies in the scope of functionality addressed by the different types of kernels. The high complexity of monolithic kernels stems from the fact that all major OS functionalities are considered as being in the scope of the kernel. In particular, device drivers and protocol stacks account for most of the code in such kernels. Microkernels disregard such functionalities from the scope of the kernel by moving them to user-level components. The kernel solely retains the functionality that is fundamentally needed to enable those components to work and collaborate. In order to accommodate a wide range of workloads, microkernels typically provide interfaces to user land that enable the dynamic management of low-level resources such as memory, devices, and processing time. Genode's designated role is to supplement microkernels with a scalable and secure user-level OS architecture. In contrast to microkernels, separation kernels disregard dynamic resource management from their scope. All physical resources are statically assigned to a fixed set of partitions at system-integration time and remain unchanged over the lifetime of the system. The flexibility of microkernels is traded for the benefit of further complexity reduction. Their low complexity of just a few thousand lines of code make separation kernels appealing for high-assurance computing. On the other hand, their static nature imposes limitations on their application areas. Muen as a representative of separation kernels is special in two ways. First, whereas most separation kernels are proprietary software solutions, Muen is an open-source project. Second, the kernel is implemented in the safe SPARK programming language, which is able to formally verify the absence of implementation bugs such as buffer overflows, integer-range violations, and exceptions. Thanks to the close collaboration between the Muen developers and the Genode community, the assurance of the Muen separation kernel can now be combined with the rich component infrastructure provided by Genode. From Genode's perspective, Muen is another architecture for their custom base-hw kernel. In fact, with Genode on Muen, a microkernel-based system is running within the static boundaries of one Muen partition. This way, the component isolation enforced by the base-hw kernel and the static isolation boundaries enforced by Muen form two lines of defense for protecting security-critical system functions from untrusted code sandboxed within a Genode subsystem. The second major theme of the current release is the use of Genode as the day-to-day operating system by its developers. Since the beginning of June, one of the core developers is exclusively working with a Genode/NOVA-based system. The key element is VirtualBox with its powerful guest-host integration features. It allows for an evolutionary transition from Linux-centric work flows to the use of native Genode applications. Network connectivity is provided by the Intel wireless stack ported from the Linux kernel. File-system access is based on NetBSD's rump kernels. For using command-line based GNU software directly on Genode, the Noux runtime environment comes in handy. The daily use of Genode as general-purpose OS motivated many recent developments, ranging from the management of kernel memory in NOVA, over new system monitoring facilities, SMP guest support in VirtualBox, to user-facing improvements of the GUI stack. These and many more topics are covered by the comprehensive release documentation.
 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:08:06 GMT Sailfish OS 1.1.7 released
This new release - one of the final 1.x released before 2.0 and the tablet hit, I suppose - integrates a whole bunch of options and settings related to the Android application support into the Sailfish settings applications, such as stopping/restarting Alien Dalvik, blocking Android applications from accessing your Sailfish contacts, allowing Android applications to keep running properly in the background, and so on. There's more, so be sure to update.
 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:03:53 GMT AnandTech's Windows 10 review
I have been using Windows 10 off and on since October of 2014, and as the operating system on my main computer since January 22nd of this year. I honestly could not see me moving back to an older version ever. The improvements to Windows 10 are both dramatic and subtle, and the improvements keep occurring even this shortly after launch. Better for the desktop, better for the tablet, and a platform than runs on practically any computer system. Windows 10 is here, and Microsoft has made a bold statement with it. It is the return of the old, plus the addition of the new, all in a package that works very well on a huge variety of devices. Just be sure to ignore all the crappy Metro applications, and you'll be fine with Windows 10.

DistroWatch.com: News   [more] [xml]
 2015-09-01T22:37:22+00:00 Distribution Release: Netrunner 14.2
The developers of Netrunner, a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu packages and featuring the KDE desktop, have released an update to the project's long-term supported 14.x series. The new release, Netrunner 14.2, features and updated kernel and desktop applications. "The Netrunner team is proud to announce the release....
 2015-09-01T04:46:19+00:00 Distribution Release: Linux Lite 2.6
Jerry Bezencon has announced the release of Linux Lite 2.6, an updated build of the project's novice-friendly Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Xfce desktop - now with a brand-new control centre: "Linux Lite 2.6 final is now available for download. This release cycle has seen a number of improvements....
 2015-08-31T17:34:13+00:00 Distribution Release: LXLE 14.04.3
The developers of LXLE, a lightweight desktop distribution built using packages from the Ubuntu repositories, have announced the availability of LXLE 14.04.3. This update to the 14.04 series includes a number of package updates while some default applications have been changed. "Delays, delays. First with SeaMonkey then Lanshop.....
 2015-08-31T00:05:07+00:00 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 625
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Playing with OpenELEC 5.0.8News: Fedora unveils new Wayland features, Tails releases emergency security update, Solus launches fundraiser and KDE releases Plasma 5.4Questions and answers: The LILO boot loaderTorrent corner: Scientific Linux, TailsReleased last week: Quirky 7.1 "Appril", Scientifix Linux 6.7Upcoming releases: Linux....
 2015-08-30T03:17:07+00:00 Development Release: Liquid Lemur Linux 2.0 Alpha 2
Edward Snyder has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Liquid Lemur Linux 2.0, a distribution with a "hybrid" desktop experience that combines the Window Maker window manger with elements of the Xfce desktop. Unlike the first alpha build which was based on Linux Mint, this....
 2015-08-30T00:11:22+00:00 Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 Test 3
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of new test images for Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0. The new test images, version 8.0-TEST-3, will probably be the last test release leading up to the launch of Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0, which is based on Debian "Jessie". "Parsix GNU/Linux 8.0 (code name Mumble)....
 2015-08-27T16:10:39+00:00 Development Release: Ubuntu 15.10 Beta 1
Martin Wimpress has announced the availability of a new set of testing images for version 15.10 Beta 1 of the various Ubuntu community distributions. These new beta images provide previews of new technologies present in the community distributions and offer users a way to test the software and....
 2015-08-27T00:34:36+00:00 Distribution Release: Scientific Linux 6.7
Pat Riehecky has announced the release of Scientific Linux 6.7, the latest update of the distribution's legacy branch, built from source package for the recently-released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7: "Scientific Linux 6.7 i386/x86_64. Existing 6x systems should run 'yum clean expire-cache'. Major differences from Scientific Linux....
 2015-08-25T14:02:15+00:00 Distribution Release: Quirky 7.1 "Appril"
Barry Kauler has announced the release of a new, special edition of Quirky Linux. The new release, Quirky Linux 7.1 "Appril", is designed with Android app developers in mind. "This is the latest release of Quirky Linux. The Appril series, that started at version 7.0, is built entirely....
 2015-08-24T18:43:02+00:00 Development Release: OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 4
The developers of OpenELEC, a distribution for embedded home entertainment computers, have announced the release of a new test version. The new development release, OpenELEC 6.0 Beta 4, ships with a number of important upgrades, including Kodi 15.1. The OpenELEC project has also introduced official support for the....

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