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October 1, 2013
A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in davfs2: Davfs2, a filesystem client for WebDAV, calls the function system() insecurely while is setuid root. This might allow a privilege escalation (CVE-2013-4362). The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
September 30, 2013
The Linux Foundation announced the program and keynote speakers for its Automotive Linux Summit to be held Oct. 24-25 in Edinburgh, UK. The event is focused on Linux and open source technologies for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), driver assistance, connected cars, and more, and will feature a “hacker’s lounge” where developers can test code and try new apps on a Tizen-based IVI console.
VideoLAN Team has released the new major version of VLC 2.1.0 “Rincewind”. It comes with many improvements and features such as new audio core, hardware decoding and encoding, port to mobile platforms, preparation for Ultra-HD video and a special care to support more formats. VLC 2.1.o is a major upgrade for VLC.
A hex editor can be useful in various cases, e.g., repairing disk image and partition, reverse-engineering binary code, patching emulator ROM files, analyzing malware, etc. This tutorial introduces a HEX editor called wxHexEditor which is available for Linux, Windows and MacOS X.
Even though there are many different file systems available for Linux, most users pay little attention to which file system to use. They are often a forgotten friend. The choice of what file system to use depends on the situation; relevant factors to consider include compatibility, performance, resilience, the media being used, the size and number of the storage medium, features, and security considerations.
This article is part of an interview series highlighting the speakers of the upcoming All Things Open 2013 conference in Raleigh, NCDrupal is seeing tremendous growth in adoption and high demand for Drupal talent. Over the last few years, I’ve watched Drupal evolve from a content management system to a social publishing platform, and now it’s looking to establish itself as a web engagement management platform—managing more than just content. Drupal already has a strong presence in government, media, publishing, higher education, and high tech. So, what markets are next?
Open curriculum alternatives to MPAA’s new anti-piracy campaign for kids newIt has come to our attention that the Motion Picture Association of America, the Recording Industry Association of America, and top internet service providers are drafting curriculum to teach kids in California elementary schools that copying is wrong, or as the headline on Wired.com reads: "Downloading is Mean!"
Samsung has published their code to a modified version of the GCC Compiler that supports using the OpenACC 1.0 parallel computing specification. OpenACC allows for simplified parallel programming on heterogeneous CPU and GPU systems...
This has the look and smell of a business play all the way through, although that might not be immediately evident when reading what ad giant Google and open source Mozilla have to say. At first glance, their reasoning makes sense. Flash is just too darn ubiquitous. It’s everywhere; buried in everything. Including Flash in “click to play” would put too much of a burden on the user.
Jerome Glisse has long been involved with open-source Linux graphics drivers, but in recent months he hasn't announced any major breakthroughs like in past years. However, at Red Hat they have struck up a partnership with NVIDIA to work on a new device-agnostic API for the Linux kernel that can benefit the graphics drivers.
This tutorial will help the system administrators to install CentOS 6.4 linux on Servers. Whereas CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a Linux distribution which attempts to provide a free enterprise class computing platform.
Rob Clark of the fast-growing Freedreno project provided a status update earlier this week at the X.Org Developers' Conference concerning his open-source ARM Qualcomm graphics driver, the Lima driver for ARM' Mali, GRATE for NVIDIA's Tegra, and Etnaviv for Vivante graphics hardware.
Knoppix is one of the oldest distributions, yet it is as relevant today as it was when it was first released.A couple of weeks ago I approached Klaus Knopper (Founder of Knoppix) via email asking whether he would be interesting in answering a few questions about the Knoppix project.
You want to update your openQRM Cloud environment? Here a detailed recipe for you!
This week prior to the GNOME 3.10 release also marked the release of GNOME-Panel 3.8 and GNOME-Flashback-Session 3.8. The "GNOME Flashback" project is about revitalizing the GNOME 3 "fallback" session experience found in earlier 3.x releases for cases where no 3D hardware acceleration was available.