On January 30, in a security notice Canonical published details about Inkscape vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems.
According to Canonical, several security issues have been fixed in Inkscape. It was discovered that Inkscape incorrectly handled XML external entities in SVG files. If a user were tricked into opening a specially-crafted SVG file, Inkscape could possibly include external files in drawings, resul…
Google Chrome, a browser built on the WebKit layout engine that aims to be minimalistic and versatile at the same time, is now at version 24.0.1312.57.
A new stable version of the Google Chrome browser has been made available and, as usual, it comes with quite a few fixes.
Highlights of Google Chrome 24.0.1312.57:
• A bug which caused the renderer to exit in certain cases, when opening a new Window from Chrome Frame, has been fixed;
In this article are some early benchmark results comparing the OpenGL gaming performance of the Unity, Xfce, Openbox, LXDE, KDE, GNOME Shell, and Enlightenment desktops when running on a recent development snapshot of Ubuntu 13.04. As many earlier benc…
PrestaShop v1.5 revolutionized the way you control and customize URLs. From Friendly URLs, to customized URL routing, PrestaShop is the e-commerce software on the forefront of URL capabilities. In v1.5.3, we’ve added a small new feature to the URL dispatcher … Read more
In the Ubuntu 13.04 cycle the development team have been working on making a series of improvements to the dash to improve search quality as well as the breadth of areas, software, and services that the dash can search. This will result in a significantly greater number of scopes (potentially 100) shipped by default and [...]
On January 29, Canonical published in a security notice details about an OpenStack Nova vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 11.10 operating systems.
According to Canonical, Glance could have been made to expose sensitive information over the network.
An issue in Glance error reporting was discovered. An authenticated attacker could exploit this to expose the Glance operator’s Swift credentials for a misconfigured or otherwise unusable Swif…
Ever since Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS arrived, many Linux users have been asking which distribution they can download and install that will just work out of the box on their new certified Windows 8 machines. That’s been a difficult question to answer, thanks to the whole UEFI Secure Boot BIOS implementation found in Windows 8 [...]
Generating a fair amount of attention today is word that when booting modern versions of Ubuntu — and other Linux distributions — on Samsung laptops that utilize UEFI, Linux can actually brick the system. There’s now an urgent Linux kernel patch unde…
On January 29, in a security notice Canonical published details about Libvirt vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. According to Canonical, Libvirt could have been made to crash or to run programs, if it received specially crafted network traffic. It was discovered that libvirt incorrectly handled certain RPC calls. A remote attacker could exploit this and cause libvirt to crash, resulting in a denial of service. For…
The xf86-video-ati 7.1.0 graphics driver was released today as stable with several changes…
The Document Foundation has announced that the second Release Candidate version for LibreOffice 3.6.5 is now available for the Linux platform, bringing a lot of bug fixes and improvements. Highlights of LibreOffice 3.6.5: • The export track no longer changes data after w:hyperlink in DOCX; • The line style toolbar dropdown list is now updated; • A regression which occurred when zooming with the cursor not visible has been fixed; •…
Samba, an app that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, is now at version 4.0.2.
The first maintenance release is in the 4.x branch and contains all of Samba’s technology parts, both a file server, which can be upgraded from existing Samba 3.x releases, and the AD domain controller previously known as “samba4.”
According to the developers, all current released versions of Samba a…
All the services should be up and running again. The migration took a bit
Thanks for your patience and understanding,
2013/1/28 Andrea Veri <av-rDKQcyrBJuzYtjvyW6yDsg< at >public.gman…
Wireshark, one of the foremost network protocol analyzers offering users the means to capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network, is now at version 1.8.5.
The current version of Wireshark, 1.8.5, supersedes all previous releases, including all releases of Ethereal.
Highlights of Wireshark 1.8.5:
• Infinite and large loops have been fixed in the Bluetooth HCI, CSN.1, DCP-ETSI DOCSIS CM-STAUS, IEEE 802.3 Slow Protocols, …
Most Linux distributions have switched over to using LibreOffice in recent years for an office productivity suite on the Linux desktop after disturbances resulting in LibreOffice being forked from OpenOffice.org following Oracle’s acquisition of Sun Mi…
Libvirt, a collection of software that provides a convenient way to manage virtual machines and other virtualization functionality, such as storage and network interface management, is now at version 1.0.2.
After releasing the 1.0.1 version a little over a month ago, the developers of Libvirt have now launched a new major version, tot…
Are you looking for a reliable virtualization package to run multiple virtual machines that handle unmodified Linux or Windows images? Then look no further than your existing Linux configuration. It already has the underpinnings to support Kernel-based Virtual Machine. You need look no further than your distro’s package repository to install KVM.
CuteReport, a free report solutions inspired by eXaro’s project ideas that’s similar to Jasper and Crystal Reports, is now at version 0.2.
CuteReport 0.2 is based on the Qt4 framework and can be easily used with any Qt applications. It consists of two parts, the core library and the template designer.
Highlights of CuteReport 0.2:
• The storage module interface has been refactored;
Volunteers will present the progress in code development at FOSDEM Berlin, January 30, 2013 – The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 3.6.5, for Windows, MacOS and Linux, which is going to be the last of LibreOffice 3.6 family before LibreOffice 4.0, the next major release. This new release is another step forward in the process [...]
Opera, an Internet browser developed by Opera Software that provides support for RSS feeds, BitTorrent, IRC chatting, contact management, and many other features, is now at version 12.13.
The developers from Opera Software have rapidly gone through a few development versions and have pushed the final version of Opera 12.13 for release.
Highlights of Opera 12.13:
• An issue where Opera gets internal communication errors on Facebook has been corrected;…