Local Root Exploit in Udev

Apr 16, 2009

The udev subsystem allows the Linux kernel, together with a userland program, to manage device nodes dynamically, adding and removing them at will. It has now been revealed that the communication channel between the kernel and program fails to authenticate, so that users can assume root privileges.

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Debian Updates Lenny

Apr 14, 2009

An update for the new, stabler version of Debian 5.0 has appeared over Easter.

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Steve McIntyre Re-Elected as Debian Project Leader

Apr 14, 2009

Debian developers have decided: Steve McIntyre has been re-elected as Debian leader for the next legislative period.

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Netbook Market: Is Microsoft Winning?

Apr 08, 2009

While Microsoft blogger Brandon LeBlanc is celebrating his employer as winner in the netbook market, opportunities are opening up in the Asian market for the netbook's even smaller relative, the so-called mobile internet device.

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OpenSUSE 1-Click Link Collection

Apr 08, 2009

A selection of categorized 1-click installers is now being displayed on the openSUSE community website.

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Testing Mandriva Spring

Apr 07, 2009

French Linux specialist, Mandriva, has released version RC2 (codenamed Estephe) of their Linux 2009 Spring.

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Debian Creates Branches for FreeBSD Kernels

Apr 06, 2009

Debian users can soon decide whether to install on Linux or FreeBSD kernels.

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Save The ScreenSavers!

Apr 02, 2009

XScreenSaver is one of the most widely-used screensaver applications for Linux systems. The Debian project is seeking new maintainers to help keep the software running.

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