VirtualBox is a virtual emulator like VMWare workstation. It has many of the features VMWare has, as well as some of its own.
I really like new Opensource VirtualBox from Sun. It is light on resources. Here is a quick tip – you can convert a VMware virtual machine (image) to a VirtualBox machine (image) using qemu-img utility, without reinstalling the GUEST operating system
Didn’t take long to release new updated version.
The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename “etch”). This update mainly adds corrections for security problems to the stable release, along with a few adjustment to serious problems. This update has been rated as having important security impact. You are advised to upgrade system ASAP.
Multiple buffer overflows involving HTTP header and playlist parsing have been discovered in streamripper (CVE-2007-4337, CVE-2008-4829).
Debian Linux project released the Openssh security updates for computers powered by its Debian Linux operating systems. It has been discovered that the signal handler implementing the login timeout in Debian’s version of the OpenSSH server uses functions which are not async-signal-safe, leading to a denial of service vulnerability.
Shoes is a very informal graphics and windowing toolkit. It’s for making regular old apps that run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s a blend of my favorite things from the Web, some Ruby style, and a sprinkling of cross-platform widgets. Shoes uses Ruby as its interface language.
Red Hat has shipped a new version of its dnsmasq caching software to plug source UDP port bug. This could have made DNS spoofing attacks (CVE-2008-1447) easier. Dnsmasq is lightweight ultra fast dns cache server forwarder and DHCP server. It is designed to provide DNS and, optionally, DHCP, to a small network.
Dan Kaminsky discovered that properties inherent to the DNS protocol lead to practical DNS cache poisoning attacks. Among other things, successful attacks can lead to misdirected web traffic and email rerouting.