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Hardened Linux kernel sources removal (Aug 19, 2017)

As you may know the core of sys-kernel/hardened-sources has been the grsecurity patches. Recently the grsecurity developers have decided to limit access to these patches. As a result, the Gentoo Hardened team is unable to ensure a regular patching schedule and therefore the security of the users of these kernel sources. Thus, we will be masking hardened-sources on the 27th of August and will proceed to remove them from the main ebuild repository by the end of September. We recommend to use sys-kernel/gentoo-sources instead. Userspace hardening and support for SELinux will of course remain in the Gentoo ebuild repository. Please see the full news item for additional information and links.

Five Gentoo developers scheduled for talks at FOSDEM (Feb 2, 2017)

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As FOSDEM 2017 approaches we are happy to announce there are a total of five Gentoo developers scheduled to give talks!

Developers and their talks include:

Only a few hours remain until the event kicks off. See you at FOSDEM!

Developer blogs live from Planet Gentoo

Sven Vermeulen Authenticating with U2F
Greg KH 4.14 == This years LTS kernel
Arun Raghavan A Late GUADEC 2017 Post
Sebastian Pipping GIMP 2.9.6 now in Gentoo
Sven Vermeulen Using nVidia with SELinux

Security advisories from our Security database

GLSA 201709-14 cURL: Multiple vulnerabilities normal
GLSA 201709-13 SquirrelMail: Remote Code Execution normal
GLSA 201709-12 Perl: Race condition vulnerability normal
GLSA 201709-11 GIMPS: Root privilege escalation high
GLSA 201709-10 Git: Command injection normal

New packages more at the Gentoo packages database

denonavr Automation Library for Denon AVR receivers
newsboat An RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals
newsboat An RSS/Atom feed reader for text terminals
txtorcon Twisted-based Tor controller client, with state-tracking and config abstractions
extract_url extracts URLs from correctly-encoded MIME email messages or plain text

Fresh documentation on the Gentoo wiki

AlpsPS/2 started by Charles17
Canon Pixma Printer started by Mfld-fr
Sysfs/network devices/zh-cn started by 空空
Hardened Gentoo/es started by Rodrigokcz
Stage tarball/it started by Alogim