Debian Security   [more] [xml]
 2014-10-01 DSA-3041 xen - security update

Multiple security issues have been discovered in the Xen virtualisation solution which may result in denial of service, information disclosure or privilege escalation.

 2014-09-30 DSA-3040 rsyslog - security update

Rainer Gerhards, the rsyslog project leader, reported a vulnerability in Rsyslog, a system for log processing. As a consequence of this vulnerability an attacker can send malformed messages to a server, if this one accepts data from untrusted sources, and trigger a denial of service attack.

 2014-09-28 DSA-3039 chromium-browser - security update

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in the chromium web browser.

Debian Wiki   [more] [xml]
 2014-10-02T00:09:53Z DebianHams
 2014-10-01T22:46:39Z OutreachProgramForWomen
add reproducible builds as a project
 2014-10-01T21:40:58Z Python/GitPackaging   [more] [xml]
 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700 Start-Up StackEngine Promises Automation for Docker Container Apps

 The VAR Guy: StackEngine, which says it is building solutions for automating the deployment and maintenance of container-based virtual apps such as Docker's, has announced seed funding.

 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0700 Android DBMS adds bidirectional sync

 LinuxGizmos: ITTIA has added bidirectional sync to ITTIA DB SQL for Android

 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0700 Using GNOME Boxes to create and access local virtual systems on GNOME 3.14

 LinuxBSDos: GNOME Boxes is a native GNOME 3 application for accessing remote machines and local virtual systems

OSNews   [more] [xml]
 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:42 GMT Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?
So, why did Microsoft skip version 9, jumping straight to Windows 10? On Reddit, someone who claims to be a Microsoft developer, points us into an interesting direction. Microsoft dev here, the internal rumours are that early testing revealed just how many third party products that had code of the form if(version.StartsWith("Windows 9")) { /* 95 and 98 */ } else { and that this was the pragmatic solution to avoid that. I want this to be true. It's perfect.
 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:56:48 GMT Microsoft announces Windows 10
Microsoft finally surprised us all: At the eagerly-awaited first briefing for the next Windows, the firm revealed that they had decided to skip the 9 and call it Windows 10 instead. From a features perspective, we only learned about a few minor new features that hadn't already leaked. And as promised, the technical preview won't ship until October. Which starts tomorrow, by the way. To say that this was a different kind of Windows event is a major understatement. I want to focus on the details of the announcement here, but it's at least worth pointing out that Terry Myerson's team is approaching Windows 10 with a completely different - for the better - approach. Not just when compared to the past few releases. But when compared to every Windows release from the past 20 years. Everything is new again. It's looking like a good release so far - I'm especially very happy with the further neutering of Metro and the Expose-like functionality. Odd they're skipping 9 though.
 Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:20:27 GMT EU: Apple-Ireland tax deal illegal, possible fines imposed on Apple
We already reported on this one yesterday, but it's official now: after a preliminary investigation, the EU has accused Ireland of providing illegal state aid to Apple by means of Apple-specific low tax rates which the EU states do not conform to market standards. In addition, while there are certain specific cases in which state aid is legal, none of those seem to apply in this case. These cases cover things like aid to severely impoverished regions, natural disaster relief, important projects of common European interest, and similar things. At this stage, the Commission considers that the measure at issue appears to constitute a reduction of charges that should normally be borne by the entities concerned in the course of their business, and should therefore be considered as operating aid. According to the Commission practice, such aid cannot be considered compatible with the internal market in that it does not facilitate the development of certain activities or of certain economic areas, nor are the incentives in question limited in time, digressive or proportionate to what is necessary to remedy to a specific economic handicap of the areas concerned. Possible fines, which could run in the billions of euros, would be on Apple. So, unlike what some of our readers vehemently claimed - "There is no possibility of a fine upon Apple whatsoever" - Apple could very well end up paying billions of euros. The Commission wishes to remind Ireland that Article 108(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union has suspensory effect, and would draw your attention to Article 14 of Council Regulation (EC) No 659/199935, which provides that all unlawful aid may be recovered from the recipient. This is only the beginning. Several other companies and countries - Google, Starbucks, The Netherlands, Luxembourg - are also under investigation, and will likely face similar proceedings in the near future. News   [more] [xml]
 2014-10-01T09:51:14+00:00 Distribution Release: KNOPPIX 7.4.2
Klaus Knopper has released KNOPPIX 7.4.2, a security and bug-fix update which corrects the Shellshock vulnerability in Bash and several other security issues: "Version 7.4.2 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian 'Wheezy' and newer desktop packages from Debian 'testing' and Debian 'unstable'. It uses....
 2014-10-01T00:18:40+00:00 Distribution Release: Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.09
Neophytos Kolokotronis has announced the release of Chakra GNU/Linux 2014.09, a desktop Linux distribution that uses the Pacman package manager and features the latest KDE 4.14 desktop: "The Chakra team is happy to announce the first release of the Chakra Euler series, which will follow the 4.14 KDE....
 2014-09-30T11:00:16+00:00 Distribution Release: CentOS 5.11
Johnny Hughes has announced the release of CentOS 5.11, the distribution's final release in the 5.x branch: "We are pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS 5.11 for i386 and x86_64 architectures. CentOS 5.11 is based on source code released by Red Hat, Inc. and it includes....

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