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Open Source Programming Languages Surveyed

Article Source The HAugust 14, 2009, 1:48 am Black Duck has analysed its database of 200,000 open source programs to see which programming languages are most popular. The database is used by the company as part of their compliance and license management services. The analysis of all open...
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Debian Security Advisory 1862 linux-2.6 - privilege escalation

Article Source Debian Security AdvisoriesAugust 13, 2009, 5:00 pm A vulnerability has been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problem: CVE-2009-2692 Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes...
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1209-1: Moderate: curl security update

Article Source Red Hat Security Updates Updated curl packages that fix security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. cURL is a tool for getting files from FTP, HTTP...
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Another Kernel NULL Pointer Vulnerability

Article Source LWNAugust 13, 2009, 12:41 pm In the Linux kernel, each socket has an associated struct of operations called proto_ops which contain pointers to functions implementing various features, such as accept, bind, shutdown, and so on. If an operation on a particular socket is...
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Penguin Launches on Demand HPC Utility

Article Source insideHPCAugust 13, 2009, 7:23 am This week Penguin Computing announced the launch of a new service called “Penguin On Demand” — POD for short. The service is targeted specifically at the needs of scientific computing users, and Penguin is positioning it against the most...
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FSF Launch GNU Generation

Article Source The HAugust 13, 2009, 2:36 am The Free Software Foundation has started a community for young people interested in contributing to free software. The GNU Generation community is aimed at people between the ages of 13 and 18 and encourages them to participate in the development of...
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Debian Security Advisory 1861 libxml - several vulnerabilities

Article Source Debian Security AdvisoriesAugust 12, 2009, 5:00 pm   Rauli Kaksonen, Tero Rontti and Jukka Taimisto discovered several vulnerabilities in libxml, a library for parsing and handling XML data files, which can lead to denial of service conditions or possibly arbitrary code...
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Ubuntu Security Notice 816-1: fetchmail vulnerability

Article Source Ubuntu Security NoticesAugust 12, 2009, 3:56 pm Moxie Marlinspike discovered that fetchmail did not properly handle certificates with NULL characters in the certificate name. A remote attacker could exploit this to perform a man in the middle attack to view sensitive information...
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1199-1: Critical: java-1.5.0-sun security update

Article Source Red Hat Security Updates Updated java-1.5.0-sun packages that correct several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Sun...
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2009:1198-1: Critical: java-1.6.0-ibm security update

Article Source Red Hat Security Updates Updated java-1.6.0-ibm packages that fix several security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The IBM 1.6....
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