By corbet The LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 9, 2015 is available.
By jake The PostgreSQL 9.5
alpha release is now available for testing. In this feature article,
PostgreSQL core team member Josh Berkus discusses the need for an alpha
release and introduces a number of the new features that will show up in
9.5. Click below (subscribers only) for the full article.
Debian has updated bind9 (denial of service).
Debian-LTS has updated linux-ftpd-ssl (segmentation fault).
openSUSE has updated flash-player
(13.2, 13.1: code execution).
Oracle has updated abrt (OL6: multiple vulnerabilities).
Scientific Linux has updated abrt
(SL6: multiple vulnerabilities).
By n8willis In May, we noted the problems that
GIMP and other free-software projects have encountered of late with
the SourceForge project-hosting service. While there are plenty of alternative
hosting providers to choose from, some developers will likely always
prefer to self-host their projects—precisely because an outside
service provider can make just such an abrupt or surprising about-face. Gogs is one option for those taking the
it provides a web-based front-end to a GitHub-like hosting service.
Gogs offers quite a few features, but its choice of GitHub-like qualities may not be to everyone’s tastes.
By corbet The ownCloud
8.1 release is out. “This release marks significant under the
hood improvements, such as increasing scalability and performance of
syncing and file operations while making ownCloud a better platform for
developers to build upon. Security enhancements, integrated documentation
links, more control in the admin panel over external storage, LDAP and
encryption make ownCloud more secure and easier to use.” See the
release notes for details.
Arch Linux has updated ntp (denial of service).
Gentoo has updated exiv2 (denial of service), icu (code execution), libvncserver (multiple vulnerabilities), libxml2 (denial of service), sqlite (three vulnerabilities), tor (denial of service), and unrtf (code execution).
Ubuntu has updated haproxy
(15.04, 14.10: information leak), kernel (15.04; 14.10;
14.04; 12.04: multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-trusty (12.04: multiple
vulnerabilities), linux-lts-utopic (14.04:
multiple vulnerabilities), linux-lts-vivid
(14.04: multiple vulnerabilities), and linux-ti-omap4 (12.04: privilege escalation).