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From: Yuji Kosugi <carlos@g.o>
Subject: Gentoo Weekly Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 25
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 22:08:10 +0900
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Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
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This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of June 21st, 2004.
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1. Gentoo News
==============
  
Announcing Wasabi 0.2
---------------------
  
We're very pleased to announce that version 0.2 of Wasabi[1] has been 
released. We introduced[2] Wasabi two weeks ago: it's a log monitoring 
program initially developed for Gentoo infrastructure servers and now 
hosted by Gentoo. Designed to watch one or more log files for lines 
matching a regular expression, it can be set to send a notification email 
whenever a matching line occurs, or to report on such lines periodically. 
Changes in version 0.2 include multiple file support, large performance 
gains, and better signal handling. For more information, read the 
announcement[3] posted to gentoo-announce. 

 1. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/infrastructure/wasabi/index.xml
 2. http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20040607-newsletter.xml
 3. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.gentoo.announce/373
    
Gentoo Linux seeking new kernel developers
------------------------------------------
  
The Gentoo Linux project is currently seeking for new developers 
interested in helping the kernel team. We're looking for developers with a 
lot of kernel experience as well as experience writing ebuilds. Interested 
parties should send mail to recruiters@g.o. 
    
==================
2. Gentoo Security
==================
  
Squirrelmail: Another XSS vulnerability
---------------------------------------
  
Squirrelmail fails to properly sanitize user input, which could lead to a 
compromise of webmail accounts. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[4] 

 4. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-08.xml
    
Horde-Chora: Remote code execution
----------------------------------
  
A vulnerability in Chora allows remote code execution and file upload. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[5] 

 5. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-09.xml
    
Gallery: Privilege escalation vulnerability
-------------------------------------------
  
There is a vulnerability in the Gallery photo album software which may 
allow an attacker to gain administrator privileges within Gallery. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[6] 

 6. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-10.xml
    
Horde-IMP: Input validation vulnerability
-----------------------------------------
  
An input validation vulnerability has been discovered in Horde-IMP. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[7] 

 7. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-11.xml
    
Webmin: Multiple vulnerabilities
--------------------------------
  
Webmin contains two security vulnerabilities which could lead to a Denial 
of Service attack and information disclosure. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[8] 

 8. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-12.xml
    
Squid: NTLM authentication helper buffer overflow
-------------------------------------------------
  
Squid contains a bug where it fails to properly check bounds of the 'pass' 
variable. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[9] 

 9. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-13.xml
    
aspell: Buffer overflow in word-list-compress
---------------------------------------------
  
A bug in the aspell utility word-list-compress can allow an attacker to 
execute arbitrary code. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[10] 

 10. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-14.xml
    
Usermin: Multiple vulnerabilities
---------------------------------
  
Usermin contains two security vulnerabilities which could lead to a Denial 
of Service attack and information disclosure. 
 
For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[11] 

 11. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200406-15.xml
    
=========================
3. Heard in the Community
=========================
  
Web Forums
----------
  
USE="-offensive" 
 
Imagine working in a US corporation. Imagine further that you've convinced 
your boss that Linux is your operating system of choice, and you've even 
managed to sneek a Gentoo installation into a predominantly red-hatted 
environment. And then you emerge Windowmaker, just when your boss glances 
over your shoulder... Sexually explicit material packaged in a window 
manager has stirred a controversy in the forums that oscillates between 
calls for "emerge unmerge Janet Jackson" and the introduction of a new USE 
flag that bans or allows emerging offensive material: 
 
 * Prude alert: Sexually explicit wm themes in emerge[12] 
 12. http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=187352

    
gentoo-user
-----------
  
Removing old Kernel Source Trees 
 
When upgrading your kernel sources, Gentoo will keep your old source trees 
around, including in portage. This[13] thread has some pointers on how to 
manage your kernel sources effectively. 

 13. 
http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=28tk1-6Qx-9%
40gated-at.bofh.it&prev=/groups%3Fdq%3D%26num%3D25%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3
DUTF-8%26group%3Dlinux.gentoo.user%26start%3D25
 
Simultaneous Emerges? 
 
Is it safe to run multiple 'emerge' commands at once? Find out[14] here! 

 14. 
http://groups.google.com/groups?dq=&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&threadm=27M5k-6cu-9%
40gated-at.bofh.it&prev=/groups%3Fdq%3D%26num%3D25%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26ie%3
DUTF-8%26group%3Dlinux.gentoo.user%26start%3D100
    
===========
4. Bugzilla
===========
  
Summary
-------
  
 * Statistics 
 * Closed Bug Ranking 
 * New Bug Rankings 
    
Statistics
----------
  
The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[15]) to record and 
track bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the 
development team. Between 12 June 2004 and 18 June 2004, activity on the 
site has resulted in: 

 15. http://bugs.gentoo.org
 
 * 580 new bugs during this period 
 * 363 bugs closed or resolved during this period 
 * 13 previously closed bugs were reopened this period 
 
Of the 6502 currently open bugs: 130 are labeled 'blocker', 190 are 
labeled 'critical', and 514 are labeled 'major'. 
    
Closed Bug Rankings
-------------------
  
The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period 
are: 
 
 * Jeremy Huddleston[16], with 32 closed bugs[17]  
 * Perl Devs @ Gentoo[18], with 25 closed bugs[19]  
 * AMD64 Porting Team[20], with 14 closed bugs[21]  
 * Gentoo X-windows Packagers[22], with 13 closed bugs[23]  
 * Mozilla Gentoo Team[24], with 12 closed bugs[25]  
 * Gentoo KDE Team[26], with 12 closed bugs[27]  
 16. eradicator@g.o
 17. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&ch
field=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06-18&resolution=FIX
ED&assigned_to=eradicator@g.o
 18. perl@g.o
 19. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&ch
field=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06-18&resolution=FIX
ED&assigned_to=perl@g.o
 20. amd64@g.o
 21. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&ch
field=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06-18&resolution=FIX
ED&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
 22. xfree@g.o
 23. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&ch
field=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06-18&resolution=FIX
ED&assigned_to=xfree@g.o
 24. mozilla@g.o
 25. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&ch
field=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06-18&resolution=FIX
ED&assigned_to=mozilla@g.o
 26. kde@g.o
 27. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&ch
field=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06-18&resolution=FIX
ED&assigned_to=kde@g.o

    
New Bug Rankings
----------------
  
The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during 
this period are: 
 
 * Web-Apps Herd[28], with 27 new bugs[29]  
 * Gentoo's Team for Core System packages[30], with 23 new bugs[31]  
 * AMD64 Porting Team[32], with 21 new bugs[33]  
 * Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team[34], with 17 new bugs[35]  
 * Java Team[36], with 12 new bugs[37]  
 28. webapps-request@g.o
 29. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_s
tatus=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06
-18&assigned_to=webapps-request@g.o
 30. base-system@g.o
 31. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_s
tatus=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06
-18&assigned_to=base-system@g.o
 32. amd64@g.o
 33. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_s
tatus=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06
-18&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
 34. gnome@g.o
 35. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_s
tatus=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06
-18&assigned_to=gnome@g.o
 36. java@g.o
 37. 
http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_s
tatus=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2004-06-12&chfieldto=2004-06
-18&assigned_to=java@g.o
    
==================
5. Tips and Tricks
==================
   
Tips and Tricks is on hiatus this week.
    
===========================
6. Moves, Adds, and Changes
===========================
  
Moves
-----
  
The following developers recently left the Gentoo team:
 
 * Troy Dack (tad) - testing and tweaking 
    
Adds
----
  
The following developers recently joined the Gentoo Linux team:
 
 * None this week 
    
Changes
-------
  
The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo Linux 
project:
 
 * None this week 
    
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 39. gwn-feedback@g.o
    
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Yuji Carlos Kosugi <carlos@g.o> - Editor
AJ Armstrong <aja@...> - Contributor
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(Brazil) Translation
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Translation
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Translation
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Translation
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Sergey Galkin <gals_home@...> - Russian Translator
Sergey Kuleshov <svyatogor@g.o> - Russian Translator
Alex Spirin <asp13@...> - Russian Translator
Denis Zaletov <dzaletov@...> - Russian Translator
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