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Kernel Summit 2015: Call for Proposals

Monday 6th of July 2015 12:23:27 AM
The 2015 Kernel Summit will be held October 26-28 in Seoul, South Korea; the call for discussion proposals is out now. Now would be a good time for those who would like to attend the Summit to come up with a good topic and get the discussion going. Proposals are due by July 31.

Kernel prepatch 4.2-rc1

Sunday 5th of July 2015 11:44:27 PM
Linus has released 4.2-rc1 and closed the merge window for this development cycle. As Linus explains, 4.2 may, in the end, not end up being the development cycle with the most commits ever, but there is still a lot going on. "However, if you count the size in pure number of lines changed, this really seems to be the biggest rc we've ever had, with over a million lines added (and about a quarter million removed). That beats the previous champion (3.11-rc1) that was huge mainly due to Lustre being added to the staging tree." The source of the biggest chunk of those new lines is the new amdgpu graphics driver.

Firefox 39 released

Friday 3rd of July 2015 09:55:48 PM

Firefox 39 has been released for both desktop and mobile systems. The new features include a social sharing tool for the Firefox Hello video chat subsystem. It is designed to make it easier to share Firefox Hello chat invitations over third-party social networks. In addition, Firefox's existing phishing-and-malware detection tool has been extended to cover downloads, support has been added for Unicode 8.0's multi-ethnic emoji characters, and there is improved support for the Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) standard.

Friday's security updates

Friday 3rd of July 2015 03:58:05 PM

Arch Linux has updated firefox (multiple vulnerabilities) and wesnoth (information leak).

Debian has updated stunnel4 (authentication bypass).

Debian-LTS has updated libxml2 (multiple vulnerabilities) and pykerberos (insecure authentication).

Fedora has updated drupal6 (F21; F22: account hijacking) and drupal7 (F21; F22: multiple vulnerabilities).

openSUSE has updated flash-player (11.4).

Oracle has updated firefox (O5; O6; O7: multiple vulnerabilities).

Red Hat has updated firefox (RHEL: multiple vulnerabilities) and openstack-cinder (RHEL OSP: file disclosure).

SUSE has updated MySQL (SLE 11 SP3: cipher downgrade attack), ntp (SLE11 SP3: multiple vulnerabilities), and OpenSSL (SLE 10 Client Tools; SUSE Manager 11 SP2, Studio Onsite; SLE 11 SAP; SLE 11 SP1; SLE SM 11 SP3: multiple vulnerabilities).

Security advisories for Thursday

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 01:54:52 PM

CentOS has updated openssl (C5: three vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated unattended-upgrades (improper package authentication).

LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 2, 2015

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