Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 18:04:20 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: announce@...ts.openwall.com Subject: [openwall-announce] Linux 22.214.171.124-ow1, new Owl ISOs, Owl package updates Hi, This is to announce three somewhat-related items at once: 1. There's a new revision of the Linux kernel patch, 126.96.36.199-ow1. Most importantly, the patch was updated to Linux 188.8.131.52, which includes security fixes (in upstream 184.108.40.206 code, not in the -ow1 patch) and support for some newer hardware. Additionally, functionality of the CONFIG_HARDEN_PAGE0 feature has been revised to apply on top of the vm.mmap_min_addr sysctl introduced in mainstream 2.4 kernels, and the documentation has been revised accordingly. Upgrading of existing installs is recommended. The download location is as usual: http://www.openwall.com/linux/ 2. We've recently made public new Owl-current ISOs for x86 and x86-64. The files are: -rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 437798120 May 29 15:45 Owl-current-20090529-i586.iso.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 ftp ftp 441368108 May 29 16:52 Owl-current-20090529-x86_64.iso.gz and they're available under /pub/Owl/current/iso (or equivalent) from all of our official mirrors listed at: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/DOWNLOAD.shtml The i586 ISO fits on a standard (or should I say ancient?) 650 MB disc (with around 20 MB left "free"), the x86_64 ISO needs 700 MB media (with around 50 MB left "free"). Both of these ISOs use Linux 220.127.116.11-ow1 as the kernel - this is the "official" kernel for Owl-current and Owl 2.0-stable right now. 3. A lot of packages have been significantly updated since the last ISO snapshot announced in here. As usual, significant changes are documented in the Owl-current change log: http://www.openwall.com/Owl/CHANGES-current.shtml One new package has been added - cdrkit, a suite of programs for recording CDs and DVDs, blanking CD-RW media, creating ISO-9660 filesystem images, extracting audio CD data, and more. A "quick start" guide for typical systems is currently found in /usr/share/doc/cdrkit-1.1.9/READMEs/README.ATAPI.setup (this file has been mostly re-written specifically as part of the Owl package). As usual, feedback is welcome (on the owl-users mailing list, please). Alexander
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