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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter: 9 July 2007

Content:

1.  Gentoo developer moves

Moves

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

Adds

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  • Santiago M. Mola (coldwind) VoIP team
  • Tobias Heinlein (keytoaster) German Documentation team

Changes

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  • none this week

2.  Gentoo security

OpenOffice.org: Two buffer overflows

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenOffice.org, allowing for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Evolution: User-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code

The IMAP client of Evolution contains a vulnerability potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

GNU C Library: Integer overflow

An integer overflow in the dynamic loader, ld.so, could result in the execution of arbitrary code with escalated privileges.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement

Webmin, Usermin: Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities

Webmin and Usermin are vulnerable to cross-site scripting vulnerabilities (XSS).

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:
games-action/raptor2 03 Jul 2007 Tristan Heaven
games-fps/unreal-tournament-infiltration 06 Jul 2007 Michael Sterrett
media-sound/pymp 07 Jul 2007 Samuli Suominen
net-libs/soup 07 Jul 2007 Samuli Suominen

Additions:

Package: Addition date: Contact:
sys-fs/python-fuse 02 Jul 2007 Josh Glover
dev-java/jflex 02 Jul 2007 Alistair Bush
app-emacs/doxymacs 02 Jul 2007 Christian Faulhammer
x11-plugins/pidgin-libnotify 03 Jul 2007 Olivier Crete
dev-dotnet/mcatalog 03 Jul 2007 Jurek Bartuszek
dev-java/xml-writer 03 Jul 2007 Petteri Räty
app-emacs/autoconf-mode 04 Jul 2007 Ulrich Müller
dev-java/stax 04 Jul 2007 Petteri Räty
media-gfx/grub-splashes 05 Jul 2007 Peter Weller
games-arcade/ultrastar-ng 06 Jul 2007 Alfredo Tupone
app-emacs/po-mode 06 Jul 2007 Ulrich Müller
app-i18n/uim-tomoe-gtk 07 Jul 2007 Matsuu Takuto
x11-misc/superswitcher 07 Jul 2007 Sven Wegener
sec-policy/selinux-munin 07 Jul 2007 Petre Rodan
sec-policy/selinux-lpd 07 Jul 2007 Petre Rodan
sec-policy/selinux-cups 07 Jul 2007 Petre Rodan
media-video/pymp 07 Jul 2007 Samuli Suominen
x11-themes/polyester 07 Jul 2007 Tobias Heinlein
sys-apps/mlocate 08 Jul 2007 Christian Faulhammer
dev-python/python-daap 08 Jul 2007 Samuli Suominen
dev-haskell/filepath 08 Jul 2007 Duncan Coutts
app-misc/pwsafe 08 Jul 2007 Tavis Ormandy

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 02 July 2007 and 08 July 2007, activity on the site has resulted in:

  • 437 new bugs during this period
  • 290 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  • 22 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  • 88 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this period
  • 62 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 9878 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 9 July 2007.

Chris Gianelloni
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