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Outlining Thin Linux

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 23:40

snydeq writes: Deep End's Paul Venezia follows up his call for splitting Linux distros in two by arguing that the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose. "Those of us who build and maintain large-scale Linux infrastructures would be happy to see a highly specific, highly stable mainstream distro that had no desktop package or dependency support whatsoever, so was not beholden to architectural changes made due to desktop package requirements.

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PyPy 2.4.0 released

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:55

PyPy is an optimized implementation of the Python (2.x) programming
language; the 2.4 release is
now available. As is often the case, performance improvements top the list
of changes in this release. "Benchmarks improved after internal
enhancements in string and bytearray handling, and a major rewrite of the
GIL handling. This means that external calls are now a lot faster,
especially the CFFI ones.

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How to install X2Goserver on CentOS 7 as an alternative for VNC

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 18:06

How to install X2Goserver on CentOS 7 as an alternative for VNC

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InfiniDB going out of business, but its database will live on as open source

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 16:00

PCWorld: Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.

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Security advisories for Monday

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:58

Debian has updated mantis (SQL injection flaws) and nginx (virtual host confusion attacks).

Gentoo has updated adobe-flash
(multiple vulnerabilities), c-icap (denial
of service), chromium (denial of service), and libxml2 (denial of service).

Mageia has updated

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CVE-2014-3639

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

The dbus-daemon in D-Bus before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 does not properly close old connections, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (incomplete connection consumption and prevention of new connections) via a large number of incomplete connections.

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CVE-2014-3638

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

The bus_connections_check_reply function in config-parser.c in D-Bus before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via a large number of method calls.

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CVE-2014-3637

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

D-Bus 1.3.0 through 1.6.x before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8 does not properly close connections for processes that have terminated, which allows local users to cause a denial of service via a D-bus message containing a D-Bus connection file descriptor.

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CVE-2014-3635

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

Off-by-one error in D-Bus 1.3.0 through 1.6.x before 1.6.24 and 1.8.x before 1.8.8, when running on a 64-bit system and the max_message_unix_fds limit is set to an odd number, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (dbus-daemon crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code by sending one more file descriptor than the limit, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow or an assertion failure.

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CVE-2014-3595

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in spacewalk-java 1.2.39, 1.7.54, and 2.0.2 in Spacewalk and Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite 5.4 through 5.6 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a crafted request that is not properly handled when logging.

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CVE-2014-0484

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

The Debian acpi-support package before 0.140-5+deb7u3 allows local users to gain privileges via vectors related to the "user's environment."

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CVE-2012-5700

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:55

Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Baby Gekko before 1.2.2f allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the (1) id parameter to admin/index.php or the (2) username or (3) password parameter in blocks/loginbox/loginbox.template.php to index.php. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

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Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:00

Phoronix: The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features.

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Linux 3.17 Has Basic Support For The Xbox One Controller

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:55

While I've written extensively about the Linux 3.17 kernel and its many new features, there is an interesting addition that was merged for Linux 3.17 that I missed out on noticing (or that of Anzwix) until today...

While I've written extensively about the Linux 3.17 kernel and its many new features, there is an interesting addition that was merged for Linux 3.17 that I missed out on noticing (or that of Anzwix) until today...
Read more at Phoronix

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Give new life to old phones and tablets with these tips!

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:00

LinuxJournal: There are a couple obvious things to do with old devices

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openSUSE 13.2 Is Coming – First Beta Has Arrived!

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:42

Our brand new ‘Rolling Factory’ has already amassed over 6000 installations and that’s just kicking awesome. But we won’t just roll: we will still create releases of openSUSE, and 13.2 is next! 

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ChromeOS vs Linux: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:00

 Datamation: Anyone who believes Google isn't "making a play" for desktop users isn't paying attention.

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NSS Updated On Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 To Allow Netflix Support

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:59

While there's a user-agent hack to get Netflix working on Linux using the native HTML5 video support, an updated NSS library is landing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS to allow Netflix support out-of-the-box...

While there's a user-agent hack to get Netflix working on Linux using the native HTML5 video support, an updated NSS library is landing on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS to allow Netflix support out-of-the-box...
Read more at Phoronix

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Small Console Menu Utilities

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:00

 LinuxLinks: One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities.

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CVE-2014-5809

News.Debuntu.Org - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:55

The Smart Browser (aka smartbrowser.geniuscloud) application 2.0 for Android does not verify X.509 certificates from SSL servers, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof servers and obtain sensitive information via a crafted certificate.

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