Jonathan Gray and Stanislaw Pitucha found an assertion failure in the
way wrapped strings are parsed in LibYAML, a fast YAML 1.1 parser and
emitter library. An attacker able to load specially crafted YAML input
into an application using libyaml could cause the application to crash.
Jolla released the tenth major update for Sailfish today, bumping the version number to the as always very useful and helpful 126.96.36.199. The name of the update, also as always in Finnish, isn't helping either: Vaarainjärvi. Joking aside, this tenth update is a massive one - virtually every aspect of the operating system is touched upon in some way, from the lower levels all the way up to UI tweaks.
It's 1.5GB in size, which is pretty huge in Sailfish terms, so make sure to have enough free space for the initial download.
The Federal Court of Canada agreed on Wednesday to order Apple Inc's Canadian subsidiary to turn over documents to the Competition Bureau to help investigate whether Apple unfairly used its market power to promote the sale of iPhones.
In seeking the order, the Competition Bureau said agreements Apple negotiated with wireless carriers may have cut into competition by encouraging the companies to maintain or boost the price of rival phones.
It'd be very welcome if the relationships between major OEMs and carriers, as well as between the individual carriers, came under very close scrutiny. In most countries, the wireless market is dominated by only a few major carriers and OEMs, creating a lot of opportunity for anti-competitive - and thus, anti-consumer - practices. Good on Canada for taking these steps, but other countries need to follow.
John Martinson has announced the availability of a brand-new edition of Robolinux with the lightweight LXDE as the default desktop. Extremely fast and containing a pre-configured VirtualBox for running other operating systems from within Robolinux, it is, according to the developers, the project's best release to-date. From the....
Version 4.10 of Wifislax, a Slackware-based distribution with a collection of utilities for performing wireless connection analyses and related security tests, has been released. This the first time the ISO image file exceeds 700 MB which means that it will no longer fit on a CD. The release....
Alexander Tratsevskiy has announced the release of Calculate Linux 14.12, the latest update of the project's Gentoo-based distribution with editions for desktops (KDE or Xfce), servers and media centres: "We are happy to announce the release of Calculate Linux 14.12. Main changes: updates are checked even faster in....