‘Planet Gentoo Universe’ 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 […]

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.

Expat 2.2.2 released 2017-07-14 No Comments

(This article first appeared on XML.com.) A few weeks after release 2.2.1 of the free software XML parsing library Expat, version 2.2.2 now improves on few rough edges (mostly related to compilation) but also fixes security issues. Windows binaries compiled with _UNICODE now use proper entropy for seeding the SipHash algorithm. On Unix-like platforms, accidentally […]