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[$] LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 10, 2014

News.Debuntu.Org - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 01:37

The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 10, 2014 is available.

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CVE-2014-0166

News.Debuntu.Org - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:55

The wp_validate_auth_cookie function in wp-includes/pluggable.php in WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 does not properly determine the validity of authentication cookies, which makes it easier for remote attackers to obtain access via a forged cookie.

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CVE-2014-0165

News.Debuntu.Org - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:55

WordPress before 3.7.2 and 3.8.x before 3.8.2 allows remote authenticated users to publish posts by leveraging the Contributor role, related to wp-admin/includes/post.php and wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php.

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Distribution Release: VortexBox 2.3

News.Debuntu.Org - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:13

Andrew Gillis has announced the release of VortexBox 2.3, the latest version of the project's Fedora-based distribution that turns an unused computer into an easy-to-use music server or jukebox.

Andrew Gillis has announced the release of VortexBox 2.3, the latest version of the project's Fedora-based distribution that turns an unused computer into an easy-to-use music server or jukebox: "It has been over a year since our last full release of VortexBox. There have been small incremental updates....

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DSA-2900 jbigkit - security update

News.Debuntu.Org - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:00

Florian Weimer of the Red Hat product security team discovered multiple
buffer overflows in jbigkit, which could lead to the execution of
arbitrary code when processing malformed images.

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[$] Project updates from Libre Graphics Meeting 2014

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 23:22

Last week we took a brief look at the many new projects that were
represented on the initial day of Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) 2014 in
Leipzig.

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The Internet's 25 years and future with open source

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 22:00

OpenSource.com: What began as ARPANET back in 1969, has become the Internet as we know it today. This year on March 12 marked 25 years of the World Wide Web. It all got started when...

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WordPress 3.8.x Users Receive Automatic Security Updates for Pingback

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:00

eWEEK: The WordPress 3.8.2 update provides additional checks to limit the risk of pingback attacks.

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How to configure Conky with a GUI-based Conky config tool

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 20:00

Xmodulo: The difficult part of using Conky for beginners though is to configure Conky. You need to create a Conky configuration file with properly formatted code, which can be tricky.

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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME)

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:20

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 13.1 (GNOME)
This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 13.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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NVIDIA Releases First Linux Driver with Overclock Features

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 19:00

Softpedia: The new Linux display driver, 337.12 Beta, is somewhat of an odd release.

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Upcoming Btrfs Features for Linux Containers

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:03

Containers have made huge progress in the last year with the addition of user namespaces to the Kernel, the introduction of Docker, LXC 1.0, and the maturing of Check Point Restore in Userspace (CRIU). And at the annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit last month there were a number of people talking about containers and their application in the Linux ecosystem.

Brandon Philips is CTO at CoreOS, a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run massive server deployments.

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Does Google need to lock down the Google Play store?

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 18:00

Eye on Linux: The app has since been pulled from the Google Play store, but the damage has already been done.

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Heartbleed: for hundreds of thousands of servers at risk around the world from catastrophic bug

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 17:00

Guardian: The bug, called "Heartbleed", affects web servers running a package called OpenSSL.

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Security advisories for Wednesday

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:46

Debian has updated tomcat7 (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated ca-certificates (F19: certificate update),
kernel (F20; F19: denial of service), mediawiki (F20; F19:
cross-site request forgery), NetworkManager-ssh (F19: update to v0.

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Running Windows XP programs on Linux Mint with CrossOver

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:00

 ZDnet: Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.

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16 commands to check hardware information on Linux

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 15:00

 BinaryTides: Like for every thing, there are plenty of commands to check information about the hardware of your linux system.

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Tech Gurus Still Don't "Get" Linux

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:00

 Datamation: It has been my experience that, despite any progress, Ubuntu and distros like it have made in gaining new users, those in the tech media continue to get it wrong.

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Raspberry Pi morphs into $30 SODIMM-style COM

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 13:00

 LinuxGizmos: The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the $30 Raspberry Pi Compute Module, an embeddable computer-on-module version of the Pi, plus a companion baseboard.

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How Git redefined open source software development

News.Debuntu.Org - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:00

OpenSource.com: Git brought back debates about version control workflows! Heck, just having people care about version control tools again was fun. For versioning nerds, it's been nirvana.

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