[Frugalware-darcs] homepage-ng: newsletter: issue 7 draft (do NOT release until the homepage contest voting page is done.)

AlexExtreme alex at alex-smith.me.uk
Sun Jun 17 09:23:10 CEST 2007


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[newsletter: issue 7 draft (do NOT release until the homepage contest voting page is done.)
AlexExtreme <alex at alex-smith.me.uk>**20070617072141] {
addfile ./frugalware/weeklynews/issue7.html
hunk ./frugalware/weeklynews/issue7.html 1
+<p>
+	Welcome to the seventh issue of the Frugalware Newsletter! This is our fortnightly newsletter for Frugalware users to read to find out about what's going on in Frugalware development.
+</p>
+<h2>Table of Contents</h2>
+<ul>
+	<li><a href="#news">1. News</a></li>
+	<li><a href="#tips">2. Tips and tricks</a></li>
+	<li><a href="#announce">3. Developer announcements</a></li>
+	<li><a href="#fixes">4. Bug fixes</a></li>
+	<li><a href="#security">5. Security announcements</a></li>
+</ul>
+
+<a name="news"></a>
+<h2>News</h2>
+<p>
+	Here's what's happened over the last few weeks:
+</p>
+<ul>
+	<li>
+		<h3>Happy 3rd Birthday!</h3>
+		Yesterday was the 3rd birthday of Frugalware! We'd like to thank all of our users for helping us to have a great three years, and we hope it gets even better!
+	</li>
+	<li>
+		<h3>Homepage design contest</h3>
+		That's it, time is up for the homepage contest! Voting is now open: If you would like to vote for the design which you think should become the new Frugalware homepage, please head over to the <a href="/~alex/designs/">voting page</a>!
+	</li>
+	<li>
+		<h3>Documentation now available on package search</h3>
+		When you search for a package on the homepage, you are now given an option to view the documentation for it if documentation is provided. Also, some documentation has been added for some more packages: <a href="http://frugalware.org/packages/65/documentation">cyrus-sasl</a>, <a href="http://frugalware.org/packages/423/documentation">openssh</a>, <a href="http://frugalware.org/packages/457/documentation">postfix</a>, <a href="http://frugalware.org/packages/365/documentation">lvm2</a> and <a href="http://frugalware.org/packages/890/documentation">user-mode-linux</a>
+	</li>
+	<li>
+		<h3>Vim spellcheck dictionary packages</h3>
+		We have added spellcheck dictionary packages for Vim in -current. If your language is missing, just file a feature request.
+	</li>
+	<li>
+		<h3>Changing the Frugalware SCM</h3>
+		Discussion has been going on about switching away from Darcs to another SCM. Our main repo currently has over 25,000 patches, and it is getting quite slow under the load. We would like to switch to something faster. The current possibilities are Git and Mercurial. Stay tuned for more info on this.
+	</li>
+</ul>
+
+<a name="tips"></a>
+<h2>Tips and tricks</h2>
+<p>
+	Unfortunately nobody has submitted any tips and tricks! If you have some tips and tricks that you would like to be shown in the newsletter, <b><u><i>please</i></u></b> post them on the forums in the Tips and Tricks section!
+</p>
+
+<a name="announce"></a>
+<h2>Developer announcements</h2>
+<ul>
+	<li>
+		None this week.
+	</li>
+</ul>
+
+<a name="fixes"></a>
+<h2>Bug fixes</h2>
+<p>
+	A list of bugs closed in the past 2 weeks is available <a href="http://bugs.frugalware.org/index.php?events%5B%5D=2&amp;fromdate=2007-06-2&amp;todate=2007-06-17&amp;event_number=-1&amp;project=1&amp;do=reports&amp;submit=">here</a>
+</p>
+
+<a name="security"></a>
+<h2>Security announcements</h2>
+<p>
+	Here are a list of <a href="/security">security issues</a> which have been discovered and fixed in the 0.6 release in the past 2 weeks:
+</p>
+<ul>
+        <li>FSA206 - mutt-devel: A vulnerability has been reported in mutt, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Please upgrade to mutt-devel-1.5.14-2terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA205 - mplayer: Secunia Research has discovered some vulnerabilities in MPlayer, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. Please upgrade to mplayer-1.0rc1-4terminus3.</li>
+        <li>FSA204 - findutils: A vulnerability has been reported in GNU findutils, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. Please upgrade to findutils-4.3.2-2terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA203 - php: A weakness and a vulnerability have been reported in PHP 5, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions. Please upgrade to php-5.2.3-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA202 - kernel: A security issue has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). Please upgrade to kernel-2.6.20-5terminus5.</li>
+        <li>FSA201 - thunderbird: A vulnerability has been reported in Mozilla Thunderbird, which can potentially be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. Please upgrade to thunderbird-1.5.0.12-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA200 - mutt: A vulnerability has been reported in mutt, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Please upgrade to mutt-1.4.2.2-3terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA199 - gd: Xavier Roche has reported a vulnerability in GD Graphics Library, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service). Please upgrade to gd-2.0.34-2terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA198 - seamonkey: Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla SeaMonkey, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks, bypass certain security restrictions, and potentially compromise a user's system. Please upgrade to seamonkey-1.1.2-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA197 - firefox: Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks, bypass certain security restrictions, and potentially compromise a user's system. Please upgrade to firefox-2.0.0.4-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA196 - xfsprogs-xfsdump: Paul Martin has reported a security issue in xfsdump, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information or manipulate data. Please upgrade to xfsprogs-xfsdump-2.2.45_1-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA195 - tor: lodger has reported a weakness in Tor, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to expose sensitive information. Please upgrade to tor-0.1.2.14-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA194 - file: A vulnerability has been reported in file, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. Please upgrade to file-4.21-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA193 - tcl: Martin Lemburg has reported a security issue in Tcl, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges. Please upgrade to tcl-8.4.15-1terminus1.</li>
+        <li>FSA192 - kernel: Some vulnerabilities have been reported in the Linux Kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or disclose potentially sensitive information. Please upgrade to kernel-2.6.20-5terminus4.</li>
+</ul>
+
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