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 2014-08-21 DSA-3009 python-imaging - security update

Andrew Drake discovered that missing input sanitising in the icns decoder of the Python Imaging Library could result in denial of service if a malformed image is processed.

 2014-08-21 DSA-3008 php5 - security update

Several vulnerabilities were found in PHP, a general-purpose scripting language commonly used for web application development. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

 2014-08-21 DSA-2940 libstruts1.2-java - security update

It was discovered that missing access checks in the Struts ActionForm object could result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2014-08-22T09:20:59Z Sprints/2015/DebianMed2015
Add Andreas Tille to Participants
 2014-08-22T09:07:47Z DebianEvents/IN/2014/MiniDebConfKollam2014
 2014-08-22T07:17:09Z fr/AtiHowTo

Linuxtoday.com   [more] [xml]
 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700 Building Cars With Crowdsourced Intelligence #linuxcon

eWEEK: The CEO of Local Motors explains to LinuxCon attendees why the future of automobiles is open.

 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:00 -0700 Using Clocker and Apache Brooklyn to build a Docker cloud

OpenSource.com: With the growing potential of Docker, it's becoming clear that the future of at least some of the data center is going to be containerized.

 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:00:00 -0700 Firefox adds preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

 LinuxGizmos: Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to "cast" videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware.


OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:59:00 GMT Copycats and crapware in application stores
Two related stories. Microsoft's Windows Store is a mess. It's full of apps that exist only to scam people and take their money. Why doesn't Microsoft care that their flagship app store is such a cesspool? It's now been more than two years since Windows 8 was released, and this has been a problem the entire time, and it is getting worse. If Microsoft was trying to offer a safe app store to Windows users, they've failed. And: Flappy Bird wasn't the first game to spawn an entire ecosystem of me-too clones, nor will it be the last. And now that the developer of the insanely difficult but addicting game has released the even more insanely difficult and even more addicting (is that even possible?) Swing Copters, well, we're seeing it again. This applies to all application stores. They are filled to the brim with crapware nobody wants, making the experience of using them pretty unappealing. Since Apple, Google, and Microsoft care about quantity instead of quality, I don't think this will change any time soon.
 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:15:20 GMT China: smartphone subsidy cuts to lift local firms
China should end smartphone subsidies to overseas vendors and give more support to local brands, industry insiders said on Tuesday, as telecom carriers pledged to cut operating expenses and Apple Inc gets ready to debut its next-generation iPhone. Xiang Ligang, a telecom researcher in Beijing, said cutting carriers' subsidies to foreign-made handsets will not only reduce carriers' operating expense but also leave local players with more market demand. "It will be a one-stone-two-birds move for the Chinese smartphone industry," he said. I'm all for doing the same here in Europe and overseas in the US - but, of course, only if it applies to all smartphones, regardless of origin. Let people see what they're really paying for their Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s. Can you imagine if smartphone vendors and carriers can no longer mislead consumers?
 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:13:16 GMT The state of Android updates: who's fast, who's slow, and why
For every Android update, Google's release of code to OEMs starts an industry-wide race to get the new enhancements out to customers. So how did everyone do this year? Who was the first with KitKat, and who was the last? What effect does your carrier have on updates? How has the speed of Android updates changed compared to earlier years? Nice overview that may help during your next purchasing decision, and which neatly illustrates Android's biggest weakness. Interestingly enough, it doesn't include non-stock ROMs.

DistroWatch.com: News   [more] [xml]
 2014-08-20T21:16:16+00:00 Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.08
Anke Boersma has announced the release of KaOS 2014.08, a desktop Linux distribution featuring the just-released KDE 4.14 desktop: "With KDE releasing the new major version, KDE 4.14.0, offering primarily improvements and bug fixes, KaOS is happy to be able to present you a new ISO image with....
 2014-08-19T14:40:11+00:00 Development Release: Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 Test 1
Alan Baghumian has announced the availability of the initial test release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0, a Debian-based distribution featuring the GNOME 3.12 desktop: "We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the first testing release of Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0-TEST-1, code name 'Nestor'. Parsix GNU/Linux 7.0 brings the....
 2014-08-18T18:22:44+00:00 Distribution Release: PCLinuxOS 2014.08
Bill Reynolds has announced the release of PCLinuxOS 2014.08, the latest update of the project's "KDE", "FullMonty", "MiniMe", "LXDE" and "MATE" editions. Released on 12 August, it was formally announced earlier today: "All official ISO images were updated on 2014-08-12 and are available for direct download or via....
 2014-08-18T09:02:21+00:00 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 572
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Reviews: Exploring ZFSguru 10.1 News: Fedora contributors share ideas at Flock, Debian releases first beta installer for "Jessie", Gentoo appoints new board members, openSUSE provides tutorials on system processes, Ubuntu Core update Questions and answers: The appeal of rolling releases Released last week:....
 2014-08-17T23:22:57+00:00 Development Release: SymphonyOS 14.1
Those who remember SymphonyOS , a distribution that tried to revolutionise the Linux desktop with an innovative user interface half a decade ago, will be pleased to know that the project has just released a brand-new version, 14.1. From the release announcement: "We are happy to announce the....
 2014-08-17T11:20:34+00:00 Distribution Release: Robolinux 7.6.1 "Xfce"
John Martinson has announced the release of a new edition of Robolinux (a Debian-based distribution designed for newcomers to Linux) featuring the Xfce desktop: "Robolinux is pleased to announce a brand new Xfce edition based on Debian stable. A much more advanced operating system with far greater productivity,....
 2014-08-16T00:20:02+00:00 Development Release: Elive 2.3.5 (Beta)
Samuel Baggen has announced the release of Elive 2.3.5, a new development build of the Debian-based distribution featuring a customised Enlightenment desktop: "The Elive team is proud to announce the release of beta version 2.3.5 This new version includes: EFL (Enlightenment libraries) are updated to beta version 1.11;....
 2014-08-15T21:25:33+00:00 Development Release: Mageia 5 Alpha 2
Anne Nicolas has announced the availability of the second alpha release of Mageia 5: "While many of us are having some well-deserved rest, the Mageia team is still on the deck and working on the Mageia 5 development. This second development release is a big step towards Mageia....
 2014-08-13T18:08:30+00:00 Distribution Release: Zorin OS 9 "Lite", "Educational Lite"
Artyom Zorin has announced the release of two new editions of the Ubuntu-based Zorin OS 9 distribution, the i386-only "Lite" and "Educational Lite" variants: "We are pleased to announce the release of Zorin OS 9 Lite and Educational Lite. These releases are the latest evolutions of the Zorin....
 2014-08-12T18:21:47+00:00 Development Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 Beta
Red Hat has announced the availability of the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.6, the latest update of the product's legacy branch: "We are pleased to announce the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6, the latest version of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux....

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