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Rygel 0.17.2 Moves to Gstreamer 1.0

Rygel, a home media solution (UPnP AV MediaServer) that allows users to easily share audio, video, and pictures to other devices, is now at version 0.17.2. With Rygel, users will be able to browse the media collection on a PC running GNOME, from the TV or PS3 and be able to play any of the media. Highlights of Rygel 0.17.2: ... Read More »

Unity Web Apps Library Exploits Fixed by Canonical for Ubuntu 12.10

On November 21, Canonical published details about UnityWebapps vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system. According to Canonical, the UnityWebapps library could have been made to crash or to run programs as users log in, if it opened a malicious website. It was discovered that libunity-webapps improperly handled certain hash tables. A remote attacker could use this problem ... Read More »

Canonical Fixes Django Vulnerabilities for Ubuntu OSes

On November 20, Canonical published details about Django vulnerabilities for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS operating systems. According to Canonical, a testsuite regression was fixed in Django. The upstream fix introduced testsuite failures when ADMINS and/or MANAGERS were defined in settings.py. This update fixes the problem. In the previous version, Django did not ... Read More »

Firefox 17 Gets Friendly With Facebook, Wary of iFrames

Mozilla has made its Web browser more social — and more secure — with the release of Firefox 17. The latest version of the foundation’s popular browser includes a plug-in that displays notifications and instant messages from Facebook in a sidebar. The plug-in is the first implementation of the Social API introduced by Mozilla in July. The feature, must be ... Read More »