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Canonical Closes DjVuLibre Vulnerability in Ubuntu 12.04 LTSview story

http://news.softpedia.com – On December 16, Canonical published details about a DjVuLibre vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system. According to Canonical, DjVuLibre could have been made to crash or run programs as the user login if it opened a specially crafted file. It has been discovered that DjVuLibre incorrectly handled certain memory operations. (IT news)

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Ubuntu Touch Will Teach Android a Lesson in App Securityview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical’s Ubuntu Touch is becoming a very powerful operating system for smartphones and soon it will also work without any problems on tablets. This means that the developers now have to be concerned more about privacy issues and less about the inner workings of the OS.If Canonical wants to beat the other player... (read more) (IT news)

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Qt 5.2 disponibili per il downloadview story

http://www.oneopensource.it – I developer di Digia sono felici di annunciare il rilascio della nuova stable release delle librerie Qt 5.2: si tratta di un update importante per le librerie Qt che porta con se tante novità che faciliteranno la vita agli sviluppatori durante la creazione e lo sviluppo dei vari programmi. (Software)

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The things one learns...view story

https://www.kubuntuforums.net – I'm conducting some research on public certificate authorities. This evening I encountered a thing I would never have guessed. Thawte, one of the largest public CAs, became part of VeriSign in 1999, which then sold its entire security business to Symantec in 2010. Guess who founded the firm? Our very own SABDFL! (HowTos)

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Unable to boot dual boot with windows.view story

https://bbs.archlinux.org – Your Windows 7 x64 in sda1 came with the system and it is installed using msdos (aka MBR) partitioning, then 100% it is booting in BIOS mode. (HowTos)

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Canonical Considering the Removal of memtest86+ from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Cloud Imagesview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical is working hard on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), and it is considering all kinds of changes, including the removal of memtest86+ from Ubuntu Server (cloud images). This is not the first time when the inclusion of memtest86+ is discussed, but the package has managed to remain included by default for quite some time. (IT news)

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Canonical Fixes GIMP Exploit Which Allowed Arbitrary Code Executionview story

http://news.softpedia.com – On December 9, in a security notice, Canonical published details about a GIMP vulnerability in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems.According to the company, GIMP could be made to crash or run programs, as the user’s login, if it opened a specially crafted file.It has been discovered that GIMP incorrectly handled malformed XWD files. (IT news)

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Repository resilience against governmentsview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Sorry, I'm a bit paranoid with all this NSA scandal. Recently I've come across a news article where it is described how the FBI tried to hunt down a computer in an unknown location and its owner. The article goes on how they tried to compromise the users PC by posting a link in his yahoo email account to a server controlled by feds that's serving malicious code. (HowTos)

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Canonical Closes pixman Vulnerability in Ubuntu 13.10view story

http://news.softpedia.com – On December 4, in a security notice, Canonical published details about a pixman vulnerability in its Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS operating systems. According to the company, pixman could have been made to crash, if it opened a specially crafted file. An integer underflow has been discovered in pixman. (IT news)

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Canonical Confirms Mir Will Be Default in Ubuntu 14.10view story

http://news.softpedia.com – Canonical has announced, through the voice of Oliver Ries, that Mir and Unity8 will be default in Ubuntu 14.10.The plans to integrate Xmir in Ubuntu 13.10 and 14.04 had to be abandoned by Canonical a while ago when the developers realized that it's not ready to be integrated without any problems. (IT news)