The LWN.net Weekly Edition for April 10, 2014 is available.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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....Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.
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...Bookmark/Search this post with:
eWEEK: The WordPress 3.8.2 update provides additional checks to limit the risk of pingback attacks.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.
Softpedia: The new Linux display driver, 337.12 Beta, is somewhat of an odd release.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with:
Eye on Linux: The app has since been pulled from the Google Play store, but the damage has already been done.Bookmark/Search this post with:
Guardian: The bug, called "Heartbleed", affects web servers running a package called OpenSSL.Bookmark/Search this post with:
Debian has updated tomcat7 (multiple vulnerabilities).
ZDnet: Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.Bookmark/Search this post with:
BinaryTides: Like for every thing, there are plenty of commands to check information about the hardware of your linux system.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with:
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.Bookmark/Search this post with: