‘Planet Freitagsrunde’ Archive

I love free software… and Gentoo does! #ilovefs 2018-02-14 No Comments

Some people care if software is free of cost or if it has the best features, above everything else. I don’t. I care that I can legally inspect its inner workings, modify and share modified versions. That’s why I happily avoid macOS, Windows, Skype, Photoshop. I ran into these two pieces involving Gentoo in the […]

uriparser 0.8.5 released + moved to GitHub 2018-02-07 No Comments

Hi! After moving uriparser from SourceForge to GitHub and re-creating its website from scratch earlier this year, today uriparser 0.8.5 has been released and is available for download. Quoting from the change log, the changes are as follows: 2018-02-07 — 0.8.5 * Changed: The uriparser project has moved from SourceForge to GitHub: Code + issue […]

Fwd: Escaping Docker container using waitid() – CVE-2017-5123 2018-01-01 No Comments

Escaping Docker container using waitid() – CVE-2017-5123 (twistlock.com)

Fwd: xxxx-11-25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2017-11-25 No Comments

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Wikipedia)

Fwd: Bit-squatting: DNS Hijacking Without Exploitation No Comments

Not new at all but was new to me, and was well worth my time: DEFCON 19: Bit-squatting: DNS Hijacking Without Exploitation (w speaker) Only somewhat related: https://www.pytosquatting.org/

Expat 2.2.5 released 2017-11-01 No Comments

Expat 2.2.5 has recently been released. It fixes miscellaneous bugs. For more details, please check the changelog. If you maintain Expat packaging or a bundled version of Expat somewhere, please update to 2.2.5. Thanks! Sebastian Pipping

GIMP 2.9.6 now in Gentoo 2017-08-26 No Comments

Here’s what upstream has to say about the new release 2.9.6. Enjoy 🙂

Expat 2.2.4 released 2017-08-23 No Comments

Expat 2.2.4 has recently been released. It features one major bugfix regarding files encoded as UTF-8, and improvements to the build system. If you are using a more ancient version of Visual Studio like 2012, please check the post-2.2.4 commits in Git for related fixes to compilation. Also, founding of Rhodri’s work on Expat by […]

Openmailbox.org turns against existing users, drops IMAP support without prior notice 2017-08-06 No Comments

Short version: Openmailbox “upgrade”: outages, broken app, paywalled or removed features https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14935004 Longer version: Openmailbox 2.0: new owner, outages, brokenness, paywalled and removed features http://phoe-krk.tumblr.com/post/163837468388/openmailbox-20-new-owner-outages-brokenness Update: I moved to disroot.org now.

Expat 2.2.3 released, includes security fixes for Windows 2017-08-02 No Comments

Just a quick note that Expat 2.2.3 has been released. For Windows users, it fixes DLL hijacking (CVE-2017-11742). On Linux, extracting entropy for Hash DoS protection no longer blocks, which affected D-Bus and systems that are low on entropy early in the boot process. For more details, please check the change log.