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Denemo version 2.0 released

Friday 30th of October 2015 10:36:43 PM

A major new release of Denemo, the GNU music-notation program, has been made available. Version 2.0 incorporates a significant refactoring of the user interface; the application now includes a general-purpose Object Inspector and Editor as well as separate tools for editing scores, movements, staffs, and voices. There is also a search-and-replace feature capable of searching for rhythmic patterns and a layout editor for arranging scores.

Friday's security updates

Friday 30th of October 2015 02:02:00 PM

Arch Linux has updated lldpd (denial of service), phpmyadmin (content spoofing), and wordpress (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian has updated virtualbox (multiple vulnerabilities) and wordpress (multiple vulnerabilities; separate cross-site scripting regression fix).

openSUSE has updated kernel (13.2: multiple vulnerabilities), libressl (multiple vulnerabilities), nodejs (Leap 42.1: denial of service), squid (nonce replay), sudo (Leap 42.1: information disclosure), and wireshark (multiple vulnerabilities).

Scientific Linux has updated openafs (SL5, 6, 7: plaintext leak).

Slackware has updated curl (multiple vulnerabilities), jasper (multiple vulnerabilities), and ntp (multiple vulnerabilities).

SUSE has updated openstack-swift (SUSE OSC5: multiple vulnerabilities).

Ubuntu has updated unzip (multiple vulnerabilities).

Tor Messenger chat client beta available

Thursday 29th of October 2015 09:41:37 PM

The Tor Project has announced the beta release of a new, off-the-record (OTR) chat client called Tor Messenger. As expected, chat session traffic is sent entirely over Tor. In addition, the application requires the use of OTR encryption—rather than merely providing it as an option. The beta is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X systems. A blog post provides specifics about the implementation details.

Thursday's security updates

Thursday 29th of October 2015 02:08:29 PM

Debian has updated phpmyadmin (multiple vulnerabilities).

Debian-LTS has updated ntp (multiple vulnerabilities) and phpmyadmin (multiple vulnerabilities).

Fedora has updated abrt (F22: data leak), bugzilla (F21; F22: privilege escalation), java-1.8.0-openjdk (F21; F22: certificate verification botch), and libreport (F22: data leak).

Ubuntu has updated audiofile (code execution).

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