Debian has updated bind9 (denial
Debian-LTS has updated linux-2.6
(multiple vulnerabilities, one from 2013).
Fedora has updated drupal7-path_breadcrumbs (F21; F20:
access restriction bypass).
openSUSE has updated perl-YAML-LibYAML (13.2, 13.1: multiple
vulnerabilities, one each from 2013 and 2012) and php5 (13.2, 13.1: multiple vulnerabilities).
SUSE has updated xntp (SLE10SP4:
Ubuntu has updated bind9 (14.10,
14.04, 12.04: denial of service).
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From: Linux Today
By sjvn The Linux Foundation has released its 2015 report “Linux Kernel Development: How Fast It is Going, Who is Doing It, What They Are Doing and Who is Sponsoring It.”
By Marius Nestor The FlightGear devs had the pleasure of announcing earlier today, February 17, the immediate availability for download of the FlightGear 3.4 open-source and cross-platform cooperative flight simulator. The new release introduces a number of improvements and new features in various areas, such as aircraft, graphics, scenery, and JSBSim.
By Christopher Tozzi More people than ever are contributing code to the Linux kernel, more of them are professionals who are paid to do it and more of them are women. That’s according to the latest survey of development trends for the open source operating system from the Linux Foundation.
By Eric Brown Sony is developing self-driving car technologies with ZMP, which sells autonomous RoboCar development platforms with Linux-based control and sensor systems. Sony has turned to fellow Japanese company ZMP to develop a self-driving car, says the Financial Times (FT). Sony also invested 100 million yen ($842,000) in ZMP for a 2 percent share.
LinuxSecurity.com: Lenovo is in hot water after being caught intentionally shipping laptops with software that steals web traffic using man-in-the-middle attacks.
From: Linux Security
LinuxSecurity.com: A year ago, the Department of Justice threatened to put Fidel Salinas in prison for the rest of his life for hacking crimes. But before the federal government brought those charges against him, Salinas now says, it tried a different tactic: recruiting him.
From: Linux Security
By Matthew Miller Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each. Here are the five things for February 18th, 2015.