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 2015-05-22 DSA-3270 postgresql-9.4 - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.4, a SQL database system.

 2015-05-22 DSA-3269 postgresql-9.1 - security update

Several vulnerabilities have been found in PostgreSQL-9.1, a SQL database system.

 2015-05-22 DSA-3268 ntfs-3g - security update

Tavis Ormandy discovered that NTFS-3G, a read-write NTFS driver for FUSE, does not scrub the environment before executing mount or umount with elevated privileges. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files and gain elevated privileges by accessing debugging features via the environment that would not normally be safe for unprivileged users.


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 2015-05-23T11:55:35Z Java/Gradle
 2015-05-23T10:13:13Z FreedomBox/ProgressCalls
add next call
 2015-05-23T06:32:50Z Teams/Cloud/VagrantBaseBoxes
fixed typo

Linuxtoday.com   [more] [xml]
 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:00:00 -0700 Why Do People Contribute to Open Source Projects?

Make Use Off: Open source development is the future of software.

 Fri, 22 May 2015 15:00:00 -0700 You've come a long way, Inkscape: Open-source Illustrator sneaks up

el Reg: Inkscape recently released version 0.91 of their eponymous open source vector graphics application.

 Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 -0700 Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

Network World: Some seemingly harmless comments on the state of the open source community were met with debate.


OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:37:42 GMT Huawei launches 10kB IoT operating system
LiteOS is the world's most lightweight IoT OS. It is small in size at 10KB and supports zero configuration, auto-discovery, and auto-networking. It can be widely applied to different areas including smart homes, wearable, connected vehicles and other industries. The LiteOS helps to simplify the development of smart hardware to enhance IoT connectivity. In addition, Huawei announced that LiteOS will be opened to all developers, which enables them to quickly develop their own IoT products. Meanwhile, Google is rumoured to be unveiling an IoT OS as well during IO.
 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:25:24 GMT How Apple's court monitor became Cupertino's most wanted
Michael Bromwich was in court with the most powerful company and the top government law agency in the country when he seemed to get antsy. Apple and the United States Department of Justice had, after all, been exchanging jabs about him. “I'd like to be heard, your Honor, if I can,” he told the judge, who said they’d need to “exhaust the arguments of the main combatants” first. Wanting to interject would be understandable, considering how long Bromwich and Apple had been putting up their dukes inside and outside of court in a bloody fight over cash and corporate power. In July 2013, Apple was found guilty of conspiring to fix market prices for ebooks. The judge in the case, Denise Cote, said there was "a clear portrait of a conscious commitment to cross a line and engage in illegal behavior." The prosecution’s case was so clear-cut, and Apple showed such little contrition, according to Cote, that it wasn’t enough to take the company’s word that it would change. To make sure Apple fell in line, she called in help. That would turn out to be Bromwich, a bearded, bespectacled attorney appointed by the court to be Apple’s corporate monitor for two years, a job made to ensure Apple complied with court rulings. You rarely hear much about this kind of stuff. It seems like it's not a wise move by Apple to go against the grain of the courts this much, but then again, what do I know.
 Fri, 22 May 2015 19:17:38 GMT iOS 9 & OS X 10.11 to bring 'quality' focus
For the first time in several years, Apple is changing up its annual iOS and OS X upgrade cycle by limiting new feature additions in favor of a "big focus on quality," according to multiple sources familiar with the company's operating system development plans. We first reported in February that iOS 9, codenamed "Monarch," would heavily feature under-the-hood optimizations, and we've now learned that Apple is taking the same approach with OS X 10.11, codenamed "Gala." Sources have revealed additional new details on how Apple will optimize the new operating systems for improved stability and performance, add several new security features, and make important changes to its Swift programming tools for developers.

DistroWatch.com: News   [more] [xml]
 2015-05-22T17:11:00+00:00 Distribution Release: Q4OS 1.2.2
The development team behind the Debian-based Q4OS distribution have announced the availability of Q4OS 1.2.2. This new release presents a minor update to the Q4OS 1.2 series and introduces a new graphical package manager, called Software Centre. "We introduce the new 'Software Centre' in this version, now it....
 2015-05-18T13:33:28+00:00 BSD Release: PC-BSD 10.1.2
Ken Moore has announced the release of PC-BSD 10.1.2. The PC-BSD project offers users a desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD. The project also provides a server edition, called TrueOS. The latest release of PC-BSD allows users to maintain their home directories on an encrypted external drive and....
 2015-05-18T00:15:01+00:00 DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 610
This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Server administration made easier with NethServer 6.6News: Interview with Debian's Neil McGovern, CentOS offers AArch64 images, Ubuntu extends support for Linux 3.19, Fedora helps Mozilla and plans Cinnamon spin and Foresight Linux has been discontinuedMyths and misunderstandings: GPL Torrent corner: ConnochaetOS,....

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