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Archive for February, 2013

OpenJDK 7u15 bugfix release ready

Quite rapidly, new versions of the icedtea “build harness” have been released, which create an updated OpenJDK 7u15. The 15th update to Java7 addresses several vulnerabilities. Read all about it on Andrew John Hughes‘s blog article. GNU/Andrew is the release manager for Icedtea. Here is the list (taken from that page) of the vulnerabilities which […]

Steam client for Linux is out of Beta

The Steam client for Linux is finally out of Beta! This is being celebrated by offering large discounts on all 54 Linux games which are currently available on the Steam platform. So if you wanted to play the Original Half-Life natively on Slackware, you only have to shell out a measly few bucks. If there […]

OpenJDK 7u13_b20 available: a security update

The icedtea “build harness” which I use to compile my OpenJDK and icedtea-web packages had a series of updates past week. Icedtea is available in several flavours, and it is able to build OpenJDK versions of Java 6 and 7 (and pre-release versions of Java 8 even, but that is beside the point here). Several […]

Update to Flash Player plugs vulnerabilities

Adobe issued a security bulletin for their Adobe Flash Player. On APSB13-04 two CVE’s are mentioned – CVE-2013-0633 and CVE-2013-0634. Of those two, CVE-2013-0634 is the vulnerability which affects Linux users, because it is being exploited “in the wild” in attacks delivered via malicious Flash (SWF) content hosted on websites that target Flash Player in […]

Slackware-current adopts KDE SC 4.10

It happened faster than I had thought, considering the slow pace at which slackware-current has been evolving these past months. But there is a massive flurry of activity and Patrick Volkerding has pushed lots of updates to the development branch of Slackware lately. Quite interesting was the addition of the elilo and gnu-efi packages of […]