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Free issues of BSDmag / Linux+

Filed under: General Linux — TheLinuxBlog.com at 9:56 am on Friday, August 21, 2009

Thanks MG for giving the tip on some free issues of BSDmag / Linux+. When I went to check them out they were older articles (Fedora 6) on Linux but some interesting topics and still some relevant information. The BSD issues were newer. If your interested in the articles, you can read the comment on the Tether iPhone through the cable, on Linux post, or hit the jump. Here is a list of the free issues:
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Recent Software Updates.

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — TheLinuxBlog.com at 8:53 am on Monday, September 8, 2008

The 2.6.26.4 Kernel was released at 11:47UTC with a lot of fixes. Notably the eeepc-laptop module got a fix that should stop it from failing to unload if anyone has an eeepc and had that problem. There were 40 unique commits to this update and I think that everyone involved should be thanked for their hard work.

A new Wine was released on Friday the 5th putting Wine on version 1.1.4, so those of you that use Wine may want to update to see if your apps run better. They’ve fixed a lot of applications and reimplemented parts of WinHTTP. Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ll know about Google Chrome, and this Wine version includes several fixes to better support this. I might do a writeup of getting Google Chrome to work under Linux.

In security its just about the usual, SQL injections and XSS holes everywhere. Tomcat has some information disclosures that if your running the newest versions will not affect you.

Wireshark has some denial of service attacks and possibly arbitrary code execution, but only the DOS attacks have been confirmed. Your distribution probably has an older version in its repositories so, unless your running 1.0.3 which was released on September 3rd, you may want to update if your mission relies on this.

If you run postfix and notice your mail servers load is unusually high, look out for a denial of service against that also.

This ones an oldie but a good one: Get Pwnd by your Coffee machine of course its just one coffee machine, but as we see more household appliances being connected to the web. Which might get you thinking about Linux on Household Appliances.