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2007 News archive

2007 News archive

  • icon Flash Player 9 Update Release Candidate available
    Adobe has released an updated release candidate of their proprietary software flash player. It has some new features such as support for H.264 video, but it really does not matter as the license remains totally unacceptable.
  • icon KDE 4.0 Alpha 2 Released
    KDE Community are now immensely proud to have put the second Alpha version of what will probably be the worlds most popular desktop environment in a few years.
  • icon Mozilla Firefox 1.5.0.12 marks the ned of Firefox v1.5
    Firefox 1.5.0.12 is now rolled out and it is the last security update which will be made for Firefox 1.5.x. Linux distributions will probably update their packages with security patches, but there will be no more official 1.5.x releases. Mozilla Corporation attitude is update to 2.x or switch browser.
  • icon SpamAssassin 3.2.1 and 3.1.9 released
    These new versions fix a local user symlink-attack denial of service vulnerability which is possible under extremely rare configurations.
  • KDE 3.5.7 Released
    The seventh maintenance release of KDE 3.5 supports 65 languages, adds a few new features to the KDE PIM package and has piles of bug-fixes.
  • ProFTPD: Local privilege escalation
    Flaw in the ProFTPD mod_ctrls module in versions <1.3.1_rc1 allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the FTP Daemon if the module is enabled. Also, versions prior to 1.3.0a allows remote attackers to execute code.
  • Linux.conf.au videos available
    Linux.conf.au was a GNU/Linux conference held January 15 through January 19 at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Alright (384x288) quality OGG videos from the conference are now available.
  • Tor 0.1.2.7-alpha is out
    This is the seventh development snapshot for the 0.1.2.x series. It makes
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Europe Office Opens in Brussels
    You may one day find yourself in a position where you need help from the EFF.

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