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Saturday, October 20, 2001

NFL Week #6

I'm going to be gone the beginning and end of this coming week, so you'll be stuck with J.t. and The Master in my absence. My apologies in advance.

At any rate, I know tomorrow's going to be a busy day so here are my picks: Rams, Panthers, Bears, Colts, Titans, Saints, Ravens, Bucs, Broncos, Chiefs, Packers (Packers in a dome?!?), Giants. Eeyore and I are both 0-1 already following Thursday night's debacle.

The Master comments: Eeyore's picks: Bears, Colts, Saints, Jets, Bucs, Redskins, Ravens, Lions, Chiefs, Chargers, Packers, Giants

Friday, October 19, 2001

Linux Kernel Exploit

A new exploit in Linux kernels 2.2.x and 2.4.x has been found. It could allow for a local DoS attack or root compromise. Check your vender for an updated kernel. This mainly applies to multiuser environments, but all users should snag it as soon as possible. Check out Red Hat's errata page on this bug for those of you running that distro. Thanks Slashdot.

UPDATE! Quite understandably, Red Hat's up2date system is getting hammered right now. Unfortunately, to apply the kernel fix and update the necessary packages to comply with that kernel will result in about 61M worth of downloads for me. It is worthy of note that Red Hat had a fix available for this before the report even got on Slashdot.

UPDATE #2 My Linux box is now completely patched. Is yours? Even though it took a bit longer than usual, Red Hat's up2date got everything downloaded and installed. It even got LILO reconfigured properly for the new kernel. All I had to do was reboot and the new kernel loaded. Piece o' cake. The only change I had to make to my system was recompling (actually, rebuilding the RPM) the NVIDIA driver's kernel module. That was another task that a reasonably intelligent fish could have accomplished. Get patched.

AOL/Compuserve to Use Gecko?

CNet is reporting that AOL is testing a new browser based on Gecko for Compuserve 7 and potentially for future versions of AOL's software as well. Gecko is the rendering engine behind Mozilla/Netscape 6.0. As much as I dislike AOL, getting all their customers to use Gecko would really be a poke in the eye to Microsoft and a major boon for the Mozilla project. Thanks Slashdot.

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