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Security advisories for Wednesday

Wednesday 4th of March 2015 05:07:58 PM

Debian has updated icedove (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated unace (code execution).

Fedora has updated arc (F21; F20: directory traversal), e2fsprogs (F21; F20: code execution), glibc (F21; F20: multiple vulnerabilities), php (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), and qt (F21: denial of service).

Mageia has updated php (multiple vulnerabilities).

Mandriva has updated bind (denial of service) and freetype2 (many vulnerabilities).

openSUSE has updated apache2 (13.2: denial of service), postgresql93 (13.2: multiple vulnerabilities), and python-rope (13.2, 13.1: unauthorized pickle.load).

Red Hat has updated foreman-proxy (RHEL OSP Foreman; RHEL OSP4.0: restriction bypass).

SUSE has updated php5 (SLE12: two vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated kernel (14.04: regression in previous update) and linux-lts-trusty (12.04: regression in previous update).

GitLab acquires Gitorious

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 06:27:14 PM
GitLab and Gitorious have announced that GitLab will acquire Gitorious. "Starting today, Gitorious.org users can import their existing projects into GitLab.com by clicking the “Import projects from Gitorious.org” link when creating a new project. Gitorious.org will stay online until the end of May 2015 to give people time to migrate their repositories."

Kernel prepatch 4.0-rc2

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 05:38:04 PM
The 4.0-rc2 kernel prepatch is out. "So rc2 missed the usual Sunday afternoon timing, because I spent most of the weekend debugging an issue that happened on an old Mac Mini I have around, and I hate making even early -rc releases with problems on machines that I have direct access to. Even if it only affected old machines that actual developers are unlikely to have or at least use. Today I got the patch from Daniel Vetter to fix it, so instead of doing a Sunday evening rc2, it's a Tuesday morning one. Go get it. It works better for the delay."

Security updates for Tuesday

Tuesday 3rd of March 2015 04:12:56 PM

Debian has updated unace (code execution).

Mandriva has updated patch (multiple vulnerabilities), sympa (information disclosure), tomcat (multiple vulnerabilities), and tomcat6 (multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated kernel (RHEL6.5; RHEL6.4: multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated firefox (SLE12: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated thunderbird (14.10, 14.04, 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities).

Security advisories for Monday

Monday 2nd of March 2015 04:51:20 PM

Debian-LTS has updated bind9 (denial of service), e2fsprogs (code execution), libgtk2-perl (code execution), and sudo (two vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated httpd (F20: multiple vulnerabilities), librsvg2 (F21; F20: multiple unspecified vulnerabilities), libuv (F21: privilege escalation), nodejs (F21: privilege escalation), v8 (F21: privilege escalation), and vorbis-tools (F21; F20: denial of service).

Mandriva has updated cups (buffer overflow).

openSUSE has updated firefox, nss (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated java-1_6_0-ibm (SLES11 SP1,SP2: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated kernel (14.04: regression in previous update).

IPython 3.0 released

Saturday 28th of February 2015 03:23:46 PM
The IPython interactive development system project has announced its 3.0 release. "Support for languages other than Python is greatly improved, notebook UI has been significantly redesigned, and a lot of improvement has happened in the experimental interactive widgets. The message protocol and document format have both been updated, while maintaining better compatibility with previous versions than prior updates. The notebook webapp now enables editing of any text file, and even a web-based terminal (on Unix platforms)." (LWN looked at IPython in 2014).

VLC 2.2.0 released

Friday 27th of February 2015 10:23:28 PM

Version 2.2.0 of the VLC media player has been released. According to the announcement, highlights in the new version include automatic, hardware-accelerated rotation of portrait-orientation videos such as those shot on smartphones, resuming playback at the last point watched in the previous session, in-application download and installation of extensions, support for interactive Blu-Ray menus, and "compatibility with a very large number of unusual codecs." The release is available for Linux, Android, and Android TV, plus various Windows and Apple platforms.

LLVM 3.6 Released

Friday 27th of February 2015 09:22:41 PM
Version 3.6 of the LLVM compiler suite is out. Changes include "many many bug fixes, optimization improvements, support for more proposed C++1z features in Clang, better native Windows compatibility, embedding LLVM IR in native object files, Go bindings, and more." Details can be found in the LLVM 3.6 release notes and the Clang 3.6 release notes.

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