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GLSA 201412-53: app-crypt/mit-krb5
MIT Kerberos 5: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
GLSA 201412-52: net-analyzer/wireshark
Wireshark: Multiple vulnerabilities
GLSA 201412-51: net-misc/asterisk
Asterisk: Multiple vulnerabilities
GLSA 201412-50: net-mail/getmail
getmail: Information disclosure
GLSA 201412-49: app-shells/fish
fish: Multiple vulnerabilities
GLSA 201412-48: sys-apps/file
file: Denial of Service
GLSA 201412-47: sys-cluster/torque
TORQUE Resource Manager: Multiple vulnerabilities
GLSA 201412-46: media-libs/lcms
LittleCMS: Denial of Service
GLSA 201412-45: dev-ruby/facter
Facter: Privilege escalation
Gentoo Linux releases the 20140826 LiveDVD - Iron Penguin Edition
Gentoo Linux is proud to announce the availability of a new LiveDVD to celebrate the continued collaboration between Gentoo users and developers, The LiveDVD features a superb list of packages, some of which are listed below.
The LiveDVD is available in two flavors: a hybrid x86/x86_64 version, and an x86_64 multi lib version. The livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-20140826 version will work on 32-bit x86 or 64-bit x86_64. If your CPU architecture is x86, then boot with the default gentoo kernel. If your arch is amd64, boot with the gentoo64 kernel. This means you can boot a 64-bit kernel and install a customized 64-bit user land while using the provided 32-bit user land. The livedvd-amd64-multilib-20140826 version is for x86_64 only.
If you need support or have any questions, please visit the discussion thread on our forum.
Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - May 2014
The May 2014 GMN issue is now available online.
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Action required: Password reset on all Gentoo services
Recent versions of OpenSSL were found to be affected by an information disclosure vulnerability related to TLS heartbeats, nicknamed Heartbleed. It allows attackers to read up to 64kb of random server memory, possibly including passwords, session IDs or even private keys.
After the public disclosure on April 7, we have confirmed that several services provided by Gentoo Infrastructure were vulnerable as well. We have immediately updated the affected software, recreated private keys, reissued certificates, and invalidated all running user sessions. Despite these measures, we cannot exclude the possibility of attackers exploiting the issue during the time it was not publicly known to gain access to credentials or session IDs of our users. There are currently no indications this has happened.
However, to be safe, we are asking you to reset your passwords used for Gentoo services within the next 7 days. You need to take action if you have an account on one of the following sites:
After 7 days, we will be removing all passwords to avoid abuse. For more information and the full announcement, visit http://infra-status.gentoo.org/notice/20140413-heartbleed.
Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - March 2014
The March 2014 GMN issue is now available online.
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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - February 2014
The February 2014 GMN issue is now available online.
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Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - January 2014
Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - December 2013
The December 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:
Gentoo Monthly Newsletter - November 2013
The November 2013 GMN issue is now available online. This month on GMN:
Imagination Technologies donates MIPS64 build systems
Imagination Technologies has donated two MIPS64-based Ubiquiti ERLite-3 routers, plus resources to aid Gentoo in providing up-to-date root file system builds for MIPS.
Imagination Technologies is a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies. The company creates and licenses market-leading IP solutions for graphics, video and vision, CPU/general purpose processing, multi-standard communications and connectivity, and cross-platform voice and video communications. Imagination's MIPS CPU cores and architectures range from solutions for ultra low-power 32-bit microcontrollers to high-performance 32/64-bit advanced applications and network processing. MIPS is supported by a broad ecosystem of tools and software including open source Linux distributions like Gentoo.
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