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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 4 June 2007

Content:

1.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • Bryan Østergaard (kloeri)
  • Alexander Færøy (eroyf)

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Joe Peterson (lavajoe) Gentoo/FreeBSD

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

2.  Gentoo security

MPlayer: Two buffer overflows

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in MPlayer, each one could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

FreeType: Buffer overflow

A vulnerability has been discovered in FreeType allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Sun JDK/JRE: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in Sun Java Development Kit (JDK) and Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

libpng: Denial of Service

A vulnerability in libpng may allow a remote attacker to crash applications that handle untrusted images.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

file: Integer overflow

An integer overflow vulnerability has been reported in file allowing for the user-assisted execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

3.  Gentoo package moves

This section lists packages that have either been moved or added to the tree and packages that have had their "last rites" announcement given to be removed in the future. The package removals come from many locations, including the Treecleaners and various developers. Most packages which are listed under the Last Rites section are in need of some love and care and can remain in the tree if proper maintainership is established.

Removals:

Package: Removal date: Contact:
dev-java/joscar 28 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/jmbus 29 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/sun-connector-bin 29 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/sun-dsml-bin 29 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/sun-ejb-spec 29 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/infobus-bin 29 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-java/dbconnectionbroker-bin 29 May 2007 Vlastimil Babka
dev-util/j 29 May 2007 William Thomson
net-libs/jaimlib 29 May 2007 William Thomson
sys-devel/gcc-sparc64 29 May 2007 Mike Frysinger
media-sound/jsynthlib 29 May 2007 William Thomson
media-gfx/graphicsmagick 31 May 2007 Bryan Østergaard
x11-misc/login-app 31 May 2007 Samuli Suominen
app-misc/baobab 02 Jun 2007 Daniel Gryniewicz
dev-java/sun-fastinfoset-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-jaxb-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-jaxp-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-jaxr-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-jaxrpc-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-jaxws-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-jwsdp-shared-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-saaj-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-sjsxp-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-wsdp-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-xmldsig-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik
dev-java/sun-xws-security-bin 02 Jun 2007 Krzysiek Pawlik

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
net-analyzer/rtpbreak 28 May 2007 Timothy Redaelli
dev-python/pypam 28 May 2007 Marien Zwart
dev-util/plan9port 29 May 2007 Anant Narayanan
dev-libs/cxxtools 29 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
sci-libs/clipper 29 May 2007 Donnie Berkholz
xfce-extra/xfce4-volstatus-icon 29 May 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-libs/tntnet 29 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-plugins/vdr-live 29 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
games-board/phalanx 29 May 2007 Alfredo Tupone
app-emacs/gnuserv-programs 29 May 2007 Ulrich Müller
games-board/gnono 30 May 2007 Alfredo Tupone
xfce-extra/xfce4-mpc 31 May 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-perl/XML-Simple-DTDReader 31 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
dev-perl/HTML-TableContentParser 31 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
media-tv/tvmovie2vdr 31 May 2007 Matthias Schwarzott
dev-python/python-urljr 31 May 2007 Rob Cakebread
dev-python/python-yadis 31 May 2007 Rob Cakebread
net-irc/eiwic 31 May 2007 Christoph Mende
dev-libs/luise-bin 02 Jun 2007 Robert Buchholz
app-admin/eselect-vdr 03 Jun 2007 Matthias Schwarzott

Last Rites:

Note: Due to this edition being published late, the Last Rites section will not be included.

4.  Bugzilla

Summary

Statistics

The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org) to record and track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the development team. Between 28 May 2007 and 03 June 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 419 new bugs during this period
  • 283 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 12 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 83 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 66 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 9877 currently open bugs: 11 are labeled 'blocker', 107 are labeled 'critical', and 355 are labeled 'major'.

Closed bug rankings

The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period are:

New bug rankings

The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during this period are:

5.  GWN feedback

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Summary: This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 4 June 2007.

Chris Gianelloni
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