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Security. Malware and vulnerabilities.

Posted 04-15-2012 at 10:27 PM by rich_c

I'd just like to contrast an example of a win and a fail in relation to dealing with security issues.

Win. A student found a vulnerability in Wicd that could result in unauthorised root access. That vulnerability was patched pretty much the same day most sites reported the problem.

Fail! On the other hand, we have the Flashback trojan which apple have only just released tools to fix. I found a report of it's existence going back to September last year...
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UsR2usr (libLQ version)

Posted 04-15-2012 at 05:42 PM by rainbowsally

Here's UsR2usr version 1.5 (using libLQ)

file: src/Usr2usr.cpp
purpose: allows dummy installations and renaming of paths and rpaths for creating binary installations without committing to overwriting original files until you're ready.
Code:
// UsR2usr.cpp

#include <stdio.h>        // printf, sprintf, etc.
#include <stdlib.h>       // exit()
#include <unistd.h>       // tons of stuff
#include <malloc.h>
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Birthday email

Posted 04-15-2012 at 05:41 PM by fred roellig

I want the person or persons who decided to send birthday emails to members ontheir birthdays to stand in front of a mirror and repeat the following: "People don't choose linux because they want the usual microsoft stupidity. People choose linux to get away from that crap." Now, slap yourself in the head hard enough to leave a red mark. This increases the likelihood of you actually getting a fucking clue. You douchebags have all this crap about "don't waste our time with stupid questions"...
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Rethinking network configuration

Posted 04-15-2012 at 03:43 AM by Skaperen

Previously I wrote about configuring interfaces with static IPs based on matching them with what actual network (subnet) the interface is connected to. Now I'm thinking about it in even more different terms. But this concept will need some changes in the kernel itself.

To start with, the kernel already (by default) will "leak" an IP address to other interfaces. Specifically, if an ARP query comes in on one interface for an IP address only configured on another interface,...
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Computer Mad Science - UnCMake (to rip parts of cmake-d installations)

Posted 04-14-2012 at 08:34 PM by rainbowsally
Updated 08-06-2014 at 11:22 AM by rainbowsally (bug fix)

[See also UsR2usr for creating binary trees without committing to a full install until you can test the installation with this or any other package installer.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...version-34673/ ]

Bug Fix: Apr 24, 2012
[Corrected file names in the main executable. Ouch!]

uncmake-1.1.8 (system) installer/uninstaller

http://rainbowsally.org/rainbowsally...e-1.1.8.tar.gz...
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