Sciret 2.0.0: Knowledge Management

Apr 16, 2009

The developers of Sciret have completely re-worked their free Knowledge Management system.

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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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EBox Server in 1.0

Apr 15, 2009

The eBox project integrates web server, proxy, DNS, LDAP, Postfix, OpenSSL, load balancing and more in their server, which should provide small and medium size businesses comprehensive network infrastructures, and is now available in version 1.0.

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Untangle 6.1: Open Source Gateway with Cost-Based Extensions

Apr 15, 2009

San Mateo CA company Untangle has released version 6.1 of its Untangle Gateway Linux distro. Its base package is open source, but its extension applications are commercially priced.

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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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Heightened Security: OpenSSL 1.0.0 Beta 1

Apr 02, 2009

OpenSSL is approaching version 1.0: the first beta provides a few enhancements and the project is calling for tests.

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Honeynet

Mar 31, 2009

Security-conscious admins can use a honeynet to monitor, log, and analyze intrusion techniques.

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(Update:) Fedora: Chronicle of a Server Break-in

Mar 31, 2009

In August 2008, the Fedora team noticed irregularities on its server. Project leader Paul W. Frields has now released a detailed report of the break-in.

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