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KDE 4.4 PPA for Karmic: all the details

The official KDE 4.4 packages have been uploaded to a PPA for Karmic. To set it up follow the instructions on the kubuntu backports PPA page.

On that same page, you'll find the full list of packages that are in the PPA. By selecting individual packages, you'll find their description and changelog. For the full KDE desktop, the package you want to install first is kubuntu-desktop.

To compare versions across all distributions, repositories and PPAs, you can do a package search. Here is an example for kate, one of the best if not the best text editor available in Linux.

kde.org has a great overview of the new release.

posted at 2010-02-13 05:09:23 UTC by uupdates

2.6.31-20 kernel in proposed

2.6.31-20 kernel just got released in "proposed". At first sight it's the same as 2.6.31-18. It has the same very long list of bugs fixes. What that means is that 2.6.31-19 was really ONLY a security release and it didn't get the bug fixes included in 2.6.31-18.

Keep in mind that proposed that software released in "proposed" is only for the early adopters. If you still have 2.6.31-17 and you have to upgrade, go for 2.6.31-19.

Full list of fixes is available on the 2.6.31-20 changelog page.

posted at 2010-02-08 16:48:03 UTC by uupdates

2.6.31-19 changelog

2.6.31-19 changelog is available on Karmic linux kernel package page.

posted at 2010-02-05 06:10:11 UTC by uupdates

Security vulnerability fixes on all kernels

2.6.24, 2.6.27, 2.6.28 and 2.6.31 all got updates on Wednesday night February 3rd, with patches for around 10 CVEs. The new Karmic kernel is 2.6.31-19.

Here is the list of CVE notices:

CVE-2009-4536 drivers/net/e1000/e1000_main.c in the e1000 driver in the Linux kernel and earlier handles Ethernet frames that exceed the MTU by processing
CVE-2009-4538 drivers/net/e1000e/netdev.c in the e1000e driver in the Linux kernel and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that e
CVE-2009-4020 Stack-based buffer overflow in the hfs subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.32 allows remote attackers to have an unspecified impact via a crafted Hierar
CVE-2009-4031 The do_insn_fetch function in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the x86 emulator in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc8-next-20091125 trie
CVE-2009-4308 The ext4_decode_error function in fs/ext4/super.c in the ext4 filesystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32 allows user-assisted remote attackers to ca
CVE-2009-4138 drivers/firewire/ohci.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-git9, when packet-per-buffer mode is used, allows local users to cause a denial of service (
CVE-2009-4141 Use-after-free vulnerability in the fasync_helper function in fs/fcntl.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.33-rc4-git1 allows local users to gain privile
CVE-2010-0006 The ipv6_hop_jumbo function in net/ipv6/exthdrs.c in the Linux kernel ...
CVE-2010-0003 The print_fatal_signal function in kernel/signal.c in the Linux kernel ...
CVE-2010-0007 net/bridge/netfilter/ebtables.c in the ebtables module in the ...

The list of kernel versions per distribution are available on the linux page.

posted at 2010-02-04 05:50:45 UTC by uupdates

Chrome 5.0 spotted in Chromium Daily Builds

I just noticed some visitors to this website were reporting a user agent like this one: "Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.307.0 Safari/532.9"

See that? That's Chrome 5.0. I went to check the latest version of Chromium at UbuntuUpdates and here it is, 5.0.307.0. It's only in the Ubuntu Chromium Daily Builds PPA though.

I'll give it a bit more time before trying it... The official version is still 4.0.249 in the Google Chrome repository

posted at 2010-01-28 06:17:33 UTC by uupdates

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